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Bicycle route - Cranendonck-Leenderbos-Leenderheide 111.4 km

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This beautiful bicycle route on De Groote Heide follows unpaved roads and bicycle paths, meaning you’ll hardly run into any cars. Along the way you’ll pass Cranendonck Castle (see photo by Frans Berkelaar), as well as many other sights. The municipality of Cranendonck is where Brabant (the Netherlands) and Limburg (Belgium) merge into each other. It is a smooth transition of pure peace and relaxation, from nature to the vibrancy of outdoor cafés. Cranendonck has a lot to offer lovers of nature, cyclists and hikers. The many forests and nature areas all have their own flora and fauna to enjoy to the full. This long bicycle route takes you to incredible nature and special places of interest.

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Fietsknooppunt: 46
Fietsknooppunt: 46; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 65; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 61; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 67; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 66; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 64; Gebied: Waalre
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Fietsknooppunt: 95; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Fietsknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Fietsknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Fietsknooppunt: 61
Fietsknooppunt: 61; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 76; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 50; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 55; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 21; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 53; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 12; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 54; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 52; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 52; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 59
Fietsknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 04; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Wandelknooppunt: 98; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 86; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 78; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 71; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 95; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 91; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 61; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 64; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 66; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 83; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 89; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 93; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 39; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 79; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 33; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 54; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 92; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 71; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 78; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 42; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 83; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 34; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 32; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 82; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 50; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 58; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 28; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 44; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 73; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 77; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 76; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 48; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 49; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 40; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 23; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 04; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 27; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 51; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 30; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 67; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 45; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 20; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 75; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 01; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 61
Wandelknooppunt: 61; Gebied: Heeze-Leende; : Traject naar 64 is er wel ooit geweest, maar door gevaarlijke overgang van snelweg verdwenen. Staat her en der nog wel op de papieren kaarten.
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Wandelknooppunt: 57; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 47
Wandelknooppunt: 47; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 93; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 44
Wandelknooppunt: 44; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 99; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 38; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 21; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 16; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 17; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 71; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 79; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 77; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 48; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 19; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 47; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 49
Wandelknooppunt: 49; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 08; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 03; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 06; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 02
Wandelknooppunt: 02; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 65
Wandelknooppunt: 65; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 46
Wandelknooppunt: 46; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 75; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 74; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 72; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 73; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 73; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 69; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 78; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 76; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 50; Gebied: Waalre;
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Wandelknooppunt: 87; Gebied: Waalre;
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Wandelknooppunt: 90; Gebied: Waalre;
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Wandelknooppunt: 89; Gebied: Waalre;
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Wandelknooppunt: 86; Gebied: Waalre;
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Wandelknooppunt: 82; Gebied: Waalre;
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Scottish Highlanders

The Scottish Highlander, also known as Highland Cow, is a mostly reddish brown breed originally from Scotland. They have long hair and long horns. This cattle breed is suitable for use in nature areas as a large grazer year round. They need little care and are rarely aggressive.

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Sheep

And then you suddenly come across a flock of sheep with a shepherd. Great chance that the Kempian heath is sheep of the Strabrechtse Heide or the Great Heath herd.

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Leende - Gemeente Heeze-Leende

Leende (Brabants: Lint) is a village located in northeastern Brabant, southeast of Eindhoven and in the southeast of the present province of Noord-Brabant. It belongs to the municipality of Heeze-Leende. Together with Leenderstrijp, Leende has more than 4323 inhabitants (2015). The Smile comes from the word linden (trees, forest). For centuries a residence in the middle of nature. Both in the old arms of Leende and in the new municipality of Heeze-Leende, nature is prominent.

Gemeente Heeze-Leende

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Heimolen

The Heimolen is a semi-closed stand mill in Leende. The cabinet is covered with oak shells. The mill has wooden chest rows, which are 16 meters long. The mill has one pair of blue grindstones, which have a diameter of 98 cm.

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5595 Leende, Netherlands

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St. Jankapel

The 19th-century St. Janskapel replaces his medieval predecessor. This was taken to the 'rooms' after 1648, falling into prey to end up being finally demolished in French Time. The new chapel developed into a modest pilgrimage. Especially on Sint Jansdag (June 24) and Saint Jans's decapitation day (August 29th) many people traveled.

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5595 Leende, Netherlands

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The Soerendonks Goor

The Soerendonks Goor, in the source area of ​​the Strijper Aa, was exploited despite fierce protests in 1957. That business was not successful. Twenty years later, the procedure was reversed. Since then, the wet nature has the necessary living space again. In winter there are many ducks and herons, including the great Egret. There is a birdhouse on the edge of the lake where you have a good view of the birds without disturbing them.

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Leenderbos-Groote Heide

The Leenderbos is approximately 2000 hectares and is visited by around one million people annually. The forest mainly consists of coniferous trees and there are many different birds, including the night swallow, the rounder pump, the wasp and the bird of the ice. In addition, the forest is populated by ravens, foxes, hares and rabbits. Of course, the Leenderbos can be hiked and cycled. There are also many horse riding trails that are also suitable for horse riding.

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Stratumse Heide

Heuveltje, hill hill: what is this bumpy hay? That's because it used to be dusty sand, which was only affected in the 1930s. Another part was untouched and developed to hey. You will find a lot of spontaneous storage of trees. Because their shape is determined by the wind, they are more erratic than planted trees.

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De Plaetse 71A, 5591 TX Heeze, Netherlands

040 227 9817

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Valkenhorst

Impressive and remarkable in this beautiful area are the huge fish ponds which have been dug out in the valley of the Tongelreep since 1900. They are an initiative of the baron of Tuyll of Seroos Churches of Heeze, later continued by the Heidemij. The extensive natural Greveschutven was also set up for fish ponds. Although the ponds are connected, they are separated by dykes.

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Maastrichterweg 265, 5556 VB Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 206 8207

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Castle Heeze

Castle Heeze is one of the most important national monuments of the Netherlands. Among other things, because of the unique location of the completely renovated castle, amidst a beautiful natural landscape near the Strabrechtse heath and the often 18th century castle design, which has remained intact throughout the centuries.

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Kapelstraat 25, 5590 AA Heeze, Netherlands

040 226 1431

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The wire

The Wire, also called Dodendraad or Dodenhek, was a wire barrier created by German occupiers during Belgium during the First World War along the border between occupied Belgium and the neutral Netherlands. In German pieces, the barrier was officially referred to as Grenzhochspannungshindernis. The barrier was under deadly electric tension and had to prevent war volunteers from escaping Belgium. At the same time, the fence had to prevent spying messages from occupied territory from reaching Allied spy services through the Netherlands and served to stop the smuggling.

Tomperweg, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

0474 83 52 15

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Leenderheide

Beautiful area surrounded by other nature areas on almost all sides. However, it is partially cut off by two motorways. To allow animals to take this barrier, an ecoduct is laid on the A2. Hikers and cyclists have access to three viaducts.

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Windmolenstraat 10, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

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Municipality of Cranendonck

The municipality of Cranendonck is where Brabant and Limburg converge. Where Belgium and the Netherlands meet in a smooth transition of pure peace and relaxation, from nature to lively life on terraces. Cranendonk is a large municipality in Groote Heide, under Cranendonk, namely: Budel, Budel-Dorplein, Budel-Schoot, Gastel, Maarheeze and Soerendonk.

Capucijnerplein 1, 6021 Budel, Netherlands

0495 431 222

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Gemeente Heeze-Leende

Heeze-Leende is connected to the cycling and hiking trail that leads along the most beautiful, green and most surprising places in Heeze-Leende. Walking or cycling over the Strabrechtse Heide, through the Leenderbos, Herbertus bosses, the Pan and through the protected and rustic villagescape Leenderstrijp with its eye-catching long-walled farms. Skaters, riders and parasailers are also well-liked in this area. The municipality of Heeze-Leende consists of the towns of Heeze, Leende, Sterksel and Leenderstrijp and is located in the backyard of Eindhoven. The municipality has a unique environment with an overwhelming and varied nature that reaches the Belgian border.

Jan Deckersstraat 2, 5591 Heeze, Netherlands

040 224 1400

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Achelse Safe

The Saint Benedictine Abbey, also known as Achelse Kluis, is located on the border of Brabant (NL) and Limburg (BE). In the meadow setting full of forest, heath, and fields you can endlessly hike and cycle. In addition, the Achelse Kluis itself is worth a visit. In the monumental building you look out your eyes. At the Achelse Kluis it is also possible to drink and eat.

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De Kluis 1, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

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011 23 91 00

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Dutch Steendrukmuseum Valkenswaard

In a special building in Valkenswaard is the Dutch Steendruk Museum. Architect Jean Nicolas Boosten designed the building that was built in 1927. There is a permanent collection in the museum, but there are also regular exhibitions of an artist or particular theme.

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Orange Nassaustraat 8C, 5554 AG Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 204 9841

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Falconry and Cigarmakery Museum

The Falconry and Cigarsmakery Museum consists of two collections. The part of falconry gives an image about the period 1650-1850. During this period, kings and high nobility delighted their guests with the "spoil." The cigarette part presents an image of cigars in Valkenswaard in the period from 1865 to the downturn. Are you interested in Valkenswaard, history, falconry or cigars? Then this is definitely worth a visit.

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Orange Nassaustraat 8B, 5554 Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 204 5111

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Parking De Plaetse

The Plaetse is a parking place in Heeze. It is located on the street Rul near Heidecafé de Strabrechtse Heide.

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Castle Cranendonck

Cranendonck Castle is located in the Baronie Cranendonck, close to Soerendonk. Around 1250 the castle was built. The castle was largely destroyed by the French in 1673. The farm near the castle was broken down in 1899 and replaced by a villa; The current castle. At the beginning of the last century, the above-mentioned parts of the old castle were removed. In 2008 the contours of the old castle were made visible in the field.

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The Warmbeek (BE) / Tongelreep (NE)

The Tongelreep is a tributary of the Dommel and originates at Neerpelt. This river is still called the Warmbeek. The river flows along the Achelse Kluis, the Leenderbos, the Valkenhorst and eventually also through the Genneper parks. Eventually, the Tongelreep goes up in De Dommel, this happens at Eindhoven.

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Wild boar in the Leenderbos

Wild boar - also called wild boar - can also be found on De Groote Heide. The wild boar occurs in dry and wet foody deciduous forests and mixed forests. Like the Leenderbos.

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Heidecafé

Heidecafé de Strabrechtse Heide is one of the most beautiful places in Heeze and surroundings. Here you can go for a day in nature or just have a snack and a drink. The heath cafe is located in the Strabrechtse Heide and cycling and hiking are a nice activity in this area.

De Plaetse 71A, 5591 TX Heeze, Netherlands

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040 227 9817

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Woetz Cranendonck

In the beautiful forest area in Soerendonk is catering company Woetz. Here you can equip yourself if you have cycled or walked in the Soerendonks Goor or in the surrounding area of ​​Cranendonck. On the sunny terrace you can enjoy the peace, a bite and a drink.

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Strijperdijk 9, 6027 RD Soerendonk, Netherlands

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06 51180817

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Eetcafé Zomerhof

Eetcafé Zomerhof is on the road from Borkel and Schaft to the Achelse Kluis. When you come along this route, you can rest on the terrace of the café. To entertain the younger guests there is a playground and children's farm. The Zomerhof is located at Maastrichterweg 265 in Valkenswaard.

Maastrichterweg 265, 5556 VB Valkenswaard, Netherlands

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040 206 8207

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'T Brouwershuis

When you are cycling or walking around Leende, a stop at 't Brouwershuis is a good option. Here you can have a tasty lunch or dinner. The terrace offers places in the sun where you can relax. The address is Oostrikkerdijk 1 in Leende.

Oostrikkerdijk 1, 5595 XC Leende, Netherlands

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040 295 4520

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The cabin of Mie Pils

The Mie Pils Hut can be used as starting point, stop and end point. From here you have the opportunity to enter different areas for walking or cycling. The address is Leenderweg 1 Waalre. There is also a parking space, so the Mie Pils Hut often serves as the starting and ending point for many cycling and hiking trips.

Leenderweg 1, 5583 TC Waalre, Netherlands

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040 221 2892

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Parking place Boschlaan, Heeze

This parking is conveniently located next to Heeze Castle. From here you have the opportunity to visit Kasteel Heeze or different (part) nature areas. The address is Boschlaan 24 in Heeze.

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Parking Staatsbosbeheer

A parking lot of State Forest Management, which places you directly in the middle of nature. It is located on the lane road in Leende. This is a slice if you are on the Valkenswaardseweg between Leende and Valkenswaard.

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Café de Hospes

Café de Hospes is a bicycle café where many cycling routes start. Here you can also go by car before you leave. From here you are near the Achelse Kluis, Castle Cranendonck and the Leenderbos. So there is plenty of choice between routes. The address is Strijperdijk 46 in Leende.

Strijperstraat 46, 5595 GD Leende, Netherlands

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040 206 1288

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Staal van Meijl Café the farmhouse

Cozy terrace cafe on the edge of De Groote Heide, right in the woods. Located at cycling junction 76 between Heeze and Geldrop. Next to the stable there is a welcoming brown cafe with a conservatory and fireplace and a small farm "museum".

Kreijl 40, 5591 TR Heeze, Netherlands

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040 285 6440

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The Leemer Hoef

The Leemer Hoef is a restaurant in the south of Eindhoven. Under the Genneper Parks lies the Leemer Hoef, close to three nature areas in De Groote Heide. A closing of a day in the Stratumse Heide, Leenderheide or Genneper Parks at this restaurant is therefore a good option. It is located in Waalre on the Gestelsestraat 102.

Gestelsestraat 102, 5582 HK Waalre, Netherlands

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040 221 5406

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Parking Huisvenseweg Heeze

In Heeze on Huisvenseweg 16 is a parking lot. From here you can enjoy De Groote Heide to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. From the parking lot you are almost immediately in the Leenderheide and Strabrechtse Heide.

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Manege de Molenberg

Manege The Molenberg is easily accessible and traditionally known for its beautiful location. Beautifully situated on the Leenderbossen, De Molenberg offers many hippies. From the equestrian center, 80 km of rider paths extend beyond the boundary with our southern neighbors. For horse riding and / or pony riding or participating in various activities you are welcome. Of course you can always have a cup of coffee in our restaurant.

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Valkenswaardseweg 29C, 5595 XB Leende, Netherlands

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06 21871317

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Manege de Boschhoeve

Manege de Boschhoeve has been the ideal place for activities and holidays on horseback since 1988. They organize wonderful riding holidays in a unique nature area. In this nature reserve, there are extensive riding and walking routes, which form part of a cross-border network. Manege de Boschhoeve has a lot more to offer. Check out the offer on the website.

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Bospad 2, 6027 RH Soerendonk, Netherlands

0495 592 356

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RSC Manege Meulendijks

RSC Manege Meulendijks is located on the beautiful Strabrechtse Heide. Recreation and sports riders are all welcome at this riding school. For anyone who has something with horses, riding school Meulendijks is a nice place to go.

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Strabrechtseheideweg 6, 5591 TZ Heeze, Netherlands

06 12708022

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Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven

Van der Valk Eindhoven is a 4-star hotel. Hospitality and high quality have been high in the family business for generations. The hotel is located on the Aalsterweg 322 and is located on the green south side of Eindhoven at Genneper Parken. Here you are immediately in the area of ​​De Groote Heide.

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Aalsterweg 322, 5644 RL Eindhoven, Netherlands

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040 211 6033

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Castle Cranendonck

Castle Cranendonck is a large and natural campsite with a part of the water. The campsite is located in De Groote heide and is a short distance from De Kempen, two beautiful nature areas located in the border region of the Netherlands and Belgium. The vast forests and heath are a delight for the eye. The campsite is located at Strijperdijk 9 in Soerendonk.

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Strijperdijk 9, 6027 RD Soerendonk, Netherlands

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0495 591 652

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Golden Tulip Jagershorst

Golden Tulip Jagershorst is located south of Eindhoven in a wooded area. With 88 luxury 4-star rooms, indoor pool, health center, restaurant and bar, it's a wonderful place for a weekend away out of town. The hotel is located in Leende aan de Valkenwaardseweg 44.

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Valkenswaardseweg 44, 5595 XB Leende, Netherlands

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040 206 1386

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Bistro de Molen

In Heeze is Bistro de Molen. Here you can have a nice snack or a drink after a nice trip through the Leenderbos or Strabrechtse Heide. You can enjoy the restaurant in the restaurant and on the terrace. The address is Leenderweg 12 in Heeze.

Leenderweg 12, 5591 JE Heeze, Netherlands

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040 226 1987

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Hostellerie Vangaelen

Hostellerie Vangaelen is a place in Heeze where you forget all the stress and enjoy good food and drink. In addition to the good food and drinks you can also enjoy the beautiful nature. In Heeze you have three areas at a distance. The Strabrechtse Heide, the Leenderheide and the Leenderbos are three large vast areas within the nature park. There are numerous hiking and cycling routes that show you the surroundings. The hostellerie is located on the Kapelstraat 48 in Heeze.

Heeze, Netherlands

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040 123 4567

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Camping Small France

Camping Klein France is located in the south of the Netherlands close to the Belgian border. The Leenderbos Groote Heide is a stone's throw away and a trip to these beautiful areas is definitely worth the effort. The campsite is located at Kapelstraat 20 in Leende.

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Kapelstraat 20, 5595 GK Leende, Netherlands

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06 12927798

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Camping Brugse Heide

Camping Brugse Heide is located south of Valkenswaard. The beautiful surroundings are formed by De Malpie and Het Leenderbos. With nature and museums a stone's throw away, there is plenty to experience at the Bruges Heath. It is located on the Maastrichterweg 183 Valkenswaard.

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Maastrichterweg 183, 5556 VB Valkenswaard, Netherlands

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0493 326 977

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Euvelwegen Bed & Breakfast

Euvelwegen Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful outskirts of Heeze. Here you will find several hiking and cycling routes. The Strabrechtse Heide, Castle Heeze and The Leenderbos are places where you can enjoy peace, nature and beautiful buildings for hours. It is located on Euvelwegen 21 in Heeze.

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Euvelwegen 21, 5591 TJ Heeze, Netherlands

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06 51434600

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Pingoruine

A pingoruan is a natural gift from the Ice Age. It's like this:

Pingo's originated in the ice age because groundwater rises and freezes below the surface of the tundra. In addition, the sand layer is pushed upward and lateral and forms a hill called 'pingo' by the eskimo's. Such a pingo can reach a height of 70 meters in special cases. During the ice age, pingo's also formed in the Netherlands. After melting the ice the hill collapsed as it were and a pit with riot edges emerged. In a number of cases, the upward pushed sand forms an increase in the center of the pit. There is then a ring vein.

At the little Hasselsven, such a special pingo can be found. Here you can come, but you will have to walk a bit. It's really a nice experience.

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Camping De Kluis

Camping De Kluis is located in the natural surroundings of Heeze. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery and beautiful sights. What about Castle Heeze, or the Achelse Safe? There are also numerous cycling and hiking routes nearby.

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De Kluis 20, 5591 KC Heeze, Netherlands

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06 21912031

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Kinderboerderij De Kleine Meer

A children's farm is a fun place for children to play with each other and to get acquainted with animals. In Valkenswaard is such a Kinderboerderij De Kleine Meer.

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Bosstraat 45, 5553 CL Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 207 6153

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Leprechaun road Strabrechtse Heide

On the Strabrechtse Heide lies a gulf path that you can walk. You get a handsome bag filled with sweets on the go. On the way you listen to a story from the ghost book and do your gnome assignments.

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Tapperij De Zwaan

Tapperij de Zwaan is a vibrant and versatile café for young and old, located on the main road next to the entrance to Castle Heeze. Due to this fantastic location in the center of Heeze on the outskirts of the De Strabrechtse- and Groote Heide and Herbertus forests, De Zwaan is a unique starting and resting point for your hiking or cycling tours.

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Kapelstraat 23, 5591 HC Heeze, Netherlands

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040 226 4357

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Kapellerput estate

Kapellerput is located in Heeze. The restful estate is an inspiring place. The creative interiors in the atmospheric hotel stimulate, are contemporary. Inside and outside, there is plenty of room for work and relaxation. Together we prepare everything. So it is taken care of. That hospitality feels self-evident. You are at ease. You feel at home. Because it's right!

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Somerenseweg 100, 5591 TN Heeze, Netherlands

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040 224 1922

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The Forester

The characteristic, atmospheric, long-haired farm hides a very atmospheric café-restaurant. A perfect base or base for a wonderful hike or bike ride in the Leenderbos. In sunny weather the terrace creates a delicious, sunny and laid back atmosphere for a refreshing beer or wine. Or warm up in winter at the cozy fireplace.

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Heezerenbosch 6, 5591 TA Heeze, Netherlands

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040 226 2161

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Nature campsite Staatsbosbeheer Leenderbos

Leenderbos Forestry, on the Belgian border, is an alternate nature area with beautiful friends, sandy sprays and vast forests. Due to the variety in the landscape there are many rare plants and animals. Nearby you will find other nature areas, such as the Strabrechtse Heide. At the brothers of the Achelse Kluis abbey you can drink a self-trappist. Children play on the playground or in the forest and heathland.

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Nature campsite Staatsbosbeheer Leenderbos

Leenderbos Forestry, on the Belgian border, is an alternate nature area with beautiful friends, sandy sprays and vast forests. Due to the variety in the landscape there are many rare plants and animals. Nearby you will find other nature areas, such as the Strabrechtse Heide. At the brothers of the Achelse Kluis abbey you can drink a self-trappist. Children play on the playground or in the forest and heathland. From your spacious place you have free view of the grounds with plenty of privacy.

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Strijperpad 3, 5595 XR Leende, Netherlands

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06 23868797

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Rulse Hoeve

The Rulse Hoeve is a unique accommodation in a unique location on the edge of the Strabrechtse Heide nature reserve, under the smoke of Eindhoven. The complex consists of 10 luxury holiday apartments, each with its own kitchen and private bathroom. There are 2, 4 and 6 person apartments and a 2 person apartment suitable for the disabled.

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Rul 31, 5591 TV Heeze, Netherlands

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06 53236704

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Fish pond Heeze

The fish pond of Heeze. Near the Heidecafe and in the middle of Strabrechtse Heide, what else do you want? Take your fishing tackle and hit the hook.

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Rustpunt Groote Heide

Bed and Breakfast Rustpunt Groote Heide is located in the pitoreske village of Heeze. The municipality of Heeze-Leende has a unique environment with an overwhelming and varied nature that reaches the Belgian border. There can be endless walking and cycling. Skaters and riders are also well-liked in their surroundings. Parasailers have a jealous view of Heeze Castle and its forests, landscapes and miles of nature around it.

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Heezerenbosch 24, 5591 TA Heeze, Netherlands

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06 57002046

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Camping de Zandberg

SVR camping "De Zandberg" is located in the core Leenderstrijp (municipality of Heeze-Leende), 10 kilometers south of Eindhoven in the province of North Brabant. The campsite is located on the edge of the "Leenderbos", an area of ​​2,380 hectares. Large nature area, with plenty of tranquility, space and a beautiful view in the same area: "The Zandberg".

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Strijperstraat 73A, 5595 GB Leende, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 206 1357

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Camping the End

Camping Het Eind is a very quiet campsite with a natural appearance and has ± 20 spacious camping sites. The campsite is 150 meters away from the "Leenderbos" forest area, a nature reserve with heath, forests, friends and many hiking and cycling routes.

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Strijperstraat 77, 5595 GB Leende, Netherlands

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06 51867302

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Recreation Riestenblik

Recreation Riestenblik is located in a wooded area with beautiful natural beauty. Just outside the picturesque village of Leender-Strijp, the Riestenblik radiates comfort and tranquility.

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Paaldijk 7, 5595 XL Leende, Netherlands

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040 206 5175

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Parking space Budelsebaan Valkenswaard

This parking is located on the Budelsebaan in Valkenswaard. It lies in nature near Hasselsven, Leenderbos and the Malpie.

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Parking Huisvenseweg Heeze

Near Leenderbos and Leenderheide you have space for parking and your journey through nature.

(This photo of the Leenderheide is made by Jean van DIjck).

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The Owl Nest Smiles

The Uilennest is situated between three unique nature areas; The Leenderbos, the Groote Heide, the Malpie and the River Tongelreep. Here you can cycle, go hiking, mountain biking, rush or just niksen for days to enjoy the beautiful forest and heathland with its many friends. In 2013, Mart and Dian transformed their chicken barn into a cozy holiday home, equipped with all comforts.

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Bruggerhuizen 1, 5595 XA Leende, Netherlands

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06 23909030

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