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Neerpelt, a good life and real experiences

Neerpelt is the southernmost municipality of De Groote Heide, on the Belgian side of the border. In Neerpelt there is much to see and experience. There are several play forests to take the kids, and the municipality is also home to (part of) the Plateaux-Hageven nature reserve. This stretch of nature does not abide by national boundaries and enriches both countries with a great variety of flora and fauna.

 Gemeentehuis Neerpelt

A beautiful picture of Neerpelt's town hall. The woods of the municipality are not the only area that are worth visiting. Take the vibrant city centre, nice shops and many bars and restaurants, for example.


The forests of Neerpelt seem almost infinite, are a source of enjoyment for young and old alike, and are within easy reach of the city centre of Neerpelt.


Unique blend of culture and nature

Many a visitor has found their way to Neerpelt. It is, after all, rich in both nature and culture, and home to many inviting restaurants and nightlife establishments. In summer many youth associations descend upon Neerpelt for their annual camps.

Neerpelt is a place where culture and nature come together, blending dynamic and natural elements. The way in which these two are intertwined in Neerpelt is truly quite exceptional. An excellent example is Musica's Klankenbos (Sound Forest) – culture in nature – in the city centre.

Sports in nature

Neerpelt offers many opportunities for sports and recreation in healthy surroundings. Take the extensive cycling network, for example, or the hiking trails through nature reserves. And if you prefer to travel on horseback, there is also a network of bridle paths. Water sports fans can take to the canal or paddle down the Dommel to Valkenswaard in a canoe.

Vibrant city life next to gorgeous green

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 cafes…

Water as a life line

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.

About the municipality

Neerpelt (10,571 acres – 16,742 inhabitants) is a municipality with five hamlets: Neerpelt Centrum, Grote Heide, Boseind, Sint-Huibrechts-Lille and Herent. In 1976 the municipality of Neerpelt was created by merging the formerly separate municipalities of Neerpelt and Sint-Huibrechts-Lille. Neerpelt is a public transport hub. There are regular trains to Antwerp and also several bus connections. Via the N74 motorway from Hasselt and Eindhoven, Neerpelt is also easily accessible by car.

Want to know more? Please visit the website of Neerpelt.