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Estate de Hamert Tour

Hamert Estate

Walking tour through the Hamert estate, along the Gelderns-Niers canal and through the floodplains of the Maas in De Maasduinen National Park.

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 Hamert Estate is a large nature reserve consisting of forests, a large heathland area with striking high drifting hills, peat lakes, fens and a restored old burial mound. From this so-called "Vorstengraf" and the Trappenberg you have a beautiful view over the Pikmeeuwenwater. The Gelderns-Niers canal is one of the most remarkable waters in the Netherlands. It is a dug channel to dewater the German agricultural areas that, due to the great height difference over a relatively short distance, is a powerful flowing water that has cut deep into the hills, making it more like a stream than a channel. In the floodplains, the walk goes over and along Maasduinen, which here are very close to the Maas. The floodplains consist of flowery grasslands that lie in a narrow strip along the Maas, together with wooded higher situated Maasduinen.


Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.