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Nederpeel - The short trip


Hike through the Spanish Forest, Nederpeel, Grote and Kleine Moost and Waterbloem.

Distance: 13 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 86% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The Waterbloem.

The Spanish Forest is a small area consisting mainly of coniferous forest. In the Nederpeel, part of the now nicely meandering stream de Neerpeelbeek is followed. After leaving the Nederpeel, the walk through the Grote and Kleine Moost will both be old peel remnants. South of both peel remnants, a large area has been restored to its former state, including the newly excavated fen. Then the hike goes through the forests of Waterbloem, this area is an alternation of woodland, agricultural lands, groves, tress forests and grasslands. As a whole, De Waterbloem is a very attractive walking area. At the beginning of the hike you will visit an old monastery farm as a point of interest. The monastery farm and the brewery building are the only ones that have been preserved from the original monastery buildings. The actual monastery complex was demolished in 1958.


Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Heibloem monastery farm.

The former monastery farm was built around 1853 in the style of Traditionalism. The Broeders van Liefde from Amsterdam had the Sint Aloysius agricultural colony built around 1852 at the neighborhood of Heibloem in Heythuysen. The entire monastery complex was built to the design of Dr. P.J.H. Cuypers. The original complex include monastery buildings with chapel and monastery farm and brewery. A part of the monastery farm and a brewery building from the end of the 19th century now remain.

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