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MTB - The Dabber route - 29km 28.7 km

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MTB Neerpelt
Blue loop
Starting point at Scoutsrally
78% off-road

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Wandelknooppunt: 11
Wandelknooppunt: 11; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Plateaux-Hageven

Borders fade in the Plateaux-Hageven, a Dutch-Belgian nature reserve. Walk through forest and over heath and past fens and water meadows: a water system of the early 19th century! In spring you will find orchids here, and in autumn the meadows turn a lovely shade of purple.

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Leenderweg 1, 5583 TC Waalre, Netherlands

040 221 2892

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Buitenheide-Drie Bogen

Buitenheide-Drie Bogen is a nature reserve in Neerpelt characterised by high banks and three arch bridges that used to cross the railway to Achel.

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Klankenbos

The inhabitants of the Klankenbos are contemporary works of musical art that stimulate not only your sense of hearing, but also your sense of sight. The sound installations are captivating works of art that are very intriguing to both listen to and look at.

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Boseind Play Forest

The Boseind Play Forest offers hours of enjoyment in nature for children and their parents. Spend your free afternoon or day with the kids here and allow them to experience the versatility of nature.

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De Kluis 20, 5591 KC Heeze, Netherlands

06 21912031

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Kolisbos Play Forest

The Kolisbos nature reserve, located in the municipality of Neerpelt, is a forest that has a beautiful play area for children. Hours of outdoor fun guaranteed.

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Bosstraat 45, 5553 CL Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 207 6153

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Municipality of Neerpelt

Neerpelt is split in two by the Bocholt-Herentals canal, and the Dommel also passes through Neerpelt. This small river constitutes, for a while, the border with neighbouring Overpelt and then flows through the Plateaux-Hageven nature reserve and crosses the border with the Netherlands to continue its path across De Groote Heide in the direction of Eindhoven. Neerpelt is more than just a picturesque green municipality with a high quality of living. The area is also known for its vibrant city centre, beautiful surrounding nature, festive events, nice shops and exciting bars and cafés… Neerpelt (10,571 acres – 16,742 inhabitants) is a municipality with five hamlets: Neerpelt Centrum, Grote Heide, Boseind, Sint-Huibrechts-Lille and Herent.

Heezerenbosch 24, 5591 TA Heeze, Netherlands

06 57002046

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De Wulp visitors' centre

De Wulp is where you can gather additional information before heading out into nature. The more you know about nature, the more enjoyable and worthwhile to visit it. It is the gateway to the Plateaux-Hageven nature reserve, but can also be your starting point to explore other areas. The address of De Wulp is Tussenstraat 10 in Neerpelt.

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Plateaux-Hageven birdwatching station

In order to not disturb birdlife, several observation towers and birdwatching stations have been placed in this nature area. Plateaux-Hageven is home to many different species of animal. It is therefore certainly worthwhile to have an observation tower here. From the tower you can easily spot birds and other animals. The address to get there is Groote Heide 120 in Neerpelt. Fun fact: the tower is actually located on the Dutch-Belgian border.

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Plateaux-Hageven suspension bridge

In Plateaux-Hageven, close to the observation posts and birdwatching stations there is also a suspension bridge crossing the Dommel river. A special experience in a special piece of nature. The bridge can be reached from the De Wulp visitors’ centre located at the Tussenstraat in Neerpelt.

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Parking area Provincial Domain Dommelhof

Parking is available at the Provincial Domain Dommelhof in Neerpelt. The Klankenbos is also part of this domain. From here you can reach Klankenbos, but also Speelbos Boseind ​​and Speelbos Kolisbos. The address is Toekomstlaan 5 in Neerpelt.

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Bella Via

In the center of Neerpelt is the restaurant Bella Via. Here you can have a nice lunch or dinner in the afternoon and evening. Before or after a hike or bike ride you can enjoy culinary delights here. It is located on the Heerstraat 15 in Neerpelt.

Heerstraat 15, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

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011 64 01 71

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Old Dommelhof

Near the center of Neerpelt, near the playgrounds lies Oud Dommelhof. The original mansion, which is 150 years old, still radiates the flair of the past. Here you can have a nice bite and drink. The address is Toekomstlaan 7 in Neerpelt.

Toekomstlaan 7, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

Beoordeling:

011 63 23 40

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Apartments Campinoir

Apartments Campinoir is located in Neerpelt. From here you are in the Buitenheide and Plateaux Hageven. In this area there are enough hiking and cycling routes that show you the most beautiful places. In Neerpelt you have plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance of your apartment. The address is Heerstraat 54 in Neerpelt.

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Scoutsrally Neerpelt

Since 1945, the 9 hectare wooded area is an outdoor center for and for youth. In the course of history, this center has become a popular place for young and old. On the site we find various buildings useful as youth hostels and meeting rooms for the local scouts group, play and sports grounds, a safe and beautiful playground and a modern cafeteria.

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Ralley Avenue 3, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

011 81 28 68

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Finnish Skiing at Scoutsrally

In Neerpelt you can walk a Finnish slope of 780 meters. At Scoutsrally, located on the canal in Neerpelt. Furthermore, there are more opportunities to actively work with Scoutsrally. In Overpelt and further surroundings there are even more Finnish slopes to be found, see it here .

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