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Bicycle racing route - Budel, Soerendonk and Weert 48.9 km

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About half of the way of this route leads your through the tranquil south-eastern part of the De Groote Heide nature reserve, where you can enjoy beautiful nature to the full. The route also passes Cranendonck Castle in the municipality of Cranendonck, a beautiful old castle that is well worth a visit. You will also cycle across the Soerendonk Goor. The part of the route outside of De Groote Heide is also a beautiful stretch of nature. And along the way there are plenty of outdoor cafés to rest for a spell with a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of Limburg (Weert) pie.

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Fietsknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Cranendonck zwevend knooppunt!!!
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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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Mill Zeldenrust

The mill Zeldenrust is a windmill at Burgemeester Van Houtstraat 60 in the Dutch city Budel (municipality Cranendonck). It is a round stone mill that is decorated as a grain mill. The Zeldenrust was built as a belt mill in 1869 on behalf of Jan Rooijmans, after he had never been thought of as a pioneer from the mill in favor of the owner's son. In 1898 the mill broke out and immediately recovered. The mill belt was completely demolished in the 1950s and 1960s and replaced by a masonry warehouse. The mill is operated from the roof of the warehouse.

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Mayor of Houtstraat 60, 6021 AW Budel, Netherlands

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Molen Nooitgedacht

Mill Never Thought A windmill is on the Meemortel 24 in the Dutch city of Budel (municipality of Cranendonck). It is a round stone mill which is decorated as a grain mill. Never thought, it was built as a mill in 1846, until the late 1960s. After a period of decay, the mill was raised in 1976 and the mill belt was demolished. Since then, it has never been thought of as a setting mill.

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Mayor of Ginnekenstraat 17, 6021 AH Budel, Netherlands

0495 493 502

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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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Ships house

The Schepenhuis is the building where the former village administration, the former town hall of Budel, which also lasted for a long time as a repository for the archives of Maarheeze and Soerendonk. The Schepenhuis was built in 1772 to a design from 1771 of the well-known Boxtelse lansmeter, cartographer and architect Hendrik Verhees. Almost two centuries, until 1966, the shipyard served as a town hall.

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Markt 28, 6021 CE Budel, Netherlands

0495 495 174

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Our Lady's Visitation Church

The OLV Visitatiekerk is a church in the center of the northern Brabant city of Budel. Already between 700 and 800 n. Chr. Budel has already been a wooden missionary church. In the centuries that followed, the church was burned, plundered, built up, rebuilt and more. The church was designed by architect Caspar Franssen. The OLV Visitation Church has stained-glass windows and a triple-trick on the altar with a shine of OLV Visitation. The church is a national monument.

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The Wild Rose

Because there was no real club building in 1986, they decided to build a hive. A beautiful drawing garden was also built at this building, with a wide variety of breeding plants. The garden was given an appropriate name: The Immenhof. Imme (n) is an old name for bees people. With the willow rose in Budel you can enjoy bees, the garden and other insects. The address is Broekkant 83 Budel.

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Broekkant 83, 6021 CV Budel, Netherlands

0495 491 552

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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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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

06 51180817

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Parking space Hamont-Achel

At the Brouwersstraat 17 in Hamont-Achel there are parking facilities. From here you are in Cranendonck and you are near the Achelse Kluis. To start your cycling route is definitely a good option. The address is Brouwersstraat 17 in Hamont-Achel.

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The Boned Os

At the Bonte Os in Budel you can enjoy a nice drink, snack and extensive dining. There is a large terrace where the sun shines all day long. In Budel you are close to the Belgian-Dutch border and you are fast at the Achelse Kluis.

Doctor Ant. Mathijsenstraat 12, 6021 CL Budel, Netherlands

0495 491 341

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Café Restaurant De Ark

The restaurant is located in Maarheeze and has a large outdoor terrace in summer. The Ark is located in an old farm dating back to 1697. From Maarheeze, you can find different sides to experience De Groote Heide.

Stationsstraat 75, 6026 CT Maarheeze, Netherlands

0495 593 380

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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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Camping Het Wilgenhof

Cozy hosts and customer friendliness have been a priority since the company's start. Camping Wilgenhof is located in the friendly town of Hamont. In addition to the nice city, the area offers a lot of beauty. The cozy family campsite is located on Lozenweg 95.

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Lozenweg 95, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

011 44 ​​81 22

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Vakantiepark Weerterbergen

Holiday park Weerterbergen in the locality Weert. The park is on the southeast side outside De Groote Heide. Here you are near the municipality of Cranendonck and Hamont-Achel. In both municipalities you can endlessly enjoy nature, attractions and nice terraces. Vakantiepark Weerterbergen is a complete and versatile family park located on the Trancheeweg 7 in Weert.

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La Marquise Chambres d'hôtel de Luxe

La Marquise Chambres d'hôtel de Luxe is a luxury small five-room hotel. The Budel B & B offers many opportunities to enjoy nature and historical buildings. There are various mills in the area and nearby Cranendonck Castle is worth a visit. The address is Meermortel 43A in Budel.

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Meemortel 43, 6021 AD Budel, Netherlands

0495 496 470

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Bed & Breakfast Rosteline

Bed & Breakfast Rosteline is located in the beautiful Belgian Hamont-Achel. In Hamont-Achel you can rest completely while your eyes turn overtime. In addition to beautiful nature, Hamont-Achel also has beautiful historic buildings such as the grave hills that can be found. Near the Dutch-Belgian border you can enjoy it. The address is Budelpoort 40 in Hamont-Achel.

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Napoleonic mill

Napoleon mill (also called Mathijsenmolen or Van Breemolen) is a brick windmill from 1804 in Hamont-Achel.

He was used as a grain and oil mill.

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