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Keent Tour


Walking tour for the lover of panoramic views of floodplains along the Maas, where you can also stroll through grassland. The walk takes you past the Hertogswetering, through the Keent, the Mariëndaal estate and the small Lievendael estate.

Distance: 18 km.

Time: 4h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Not allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 39% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Large grazers.

The Hertogswetering is a slightly meandering watercourse that was dug in the old dry bed of the Maas in the early 14th century. The Emmaus Monastery of the Order of Capuchins and the Castle Monastery Bronkhorst were inhabited by the St. Alfonsius Sisters until 1990 in a beautiful landscape. After following the dike for a bit, the hike goes through a large nature reserve in an old Maas arm around the hamlet of Keent and the Maas. This slammed Maas arm has been excavated over a length of 4 km and branched back to the river on one side. In the area you can stroll, but one must take into account the herds of large grazers, horses and cattle that keep the area open. Special about the cattle is that they are primitive breeds. They are impressive cattle, keep the necessary distance, especially if there are calves. At the end, the hike goes through an orchard of the small Lievendael estate and through stately beech avenues of the Mariëndaal estate. The Mariëndaal estate is located in the immediate vicinity of the former Jesuit monastery. The fathers had to have the space to spend the breviary, the stately beech avenues of the estate were very suitable for this.


Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Keent Nature Reserve.

Nature reserve Keent has two information points, both located on the Zuijdenhoutstraat. By excavating an old Maasmeander, Keent ended up on an 'island', surrounded by 330 hectares of dynamic nature. Due to the flowing water and grazing with herds of wild cattle and horses, it develops into a varied area, with wetlands, flowery grasslands and rugged ewe forests.

Infocentre Keent.