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Island in the Meuse

Island in the Meuse

During this walk you will explore an Island in the Meuse. Stevensweert and Ohé en Laak are located on an island between two Maas arms, which has influenced the history of both villages.

Distance: 12 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The Molenplas.

The walk starts at the 300-year-old Hompesche mill. The special feature of the route is that it is located on an island, which is surrounded by two side arms of the Meuse. First, the path along the Molenplas leads to a group of dead, 2,000-year-old trees that were salvaged in the context of gravel extraction and now give the impression of ancient monuments. From the Molenplas you walk further in the direction of Ohé en Laak, a small, idyllic village around which, as a result of sand and gravel excavations, various ponds have formed. Afterwards you walk from the Meuse in the direction of Walburg Castle. There is no stone standing of the castle, but the contours of the different buildings have been reconstructed by means of planting, so that you get a nice view of what it must have looked like in the past. Next to the site is a small watchtower where you get a nice view of the Meuse and the surrounding area. The route continues in the direction of the old fortified town of Stevensweert, where part of the old fortifications have been restored. You return to the starting point along the Old Meuse.

Island in the Meuse

Download PDf for nodes to follow.

Well marked with nodes of the Maasgouw walking network.

Map & Poi's.