Walking tour of Brabant monasteries and abbeys
The monastery walking tour tells the exceptional story of the monastic life in North Brabant, from then and now. Wonderful walks of a maximum of two hours have been set out around various monasteries and abbeys, whereby you start and end at the same point. The shorter walks are connected to ‘Our Monastery Trail’ pilgrim trail, a 330-km-long route divided into 15 stages. The three shorter walks in Land van Cuijk, in the farthest east of the province of North Brabant, have recently been added.
Almost nowhere else in the Netherlands is the countryside as varied as in the Land van Cuijk. It ranges from flowering hawthorn hedges in the Maasheggen (Maas Hedgerows) to ancient forests and from purple heathlands in the Staatsbossen to dunes in Overloon. And all this in combination with many convents and churches in the region make this an exceptional place for walking, among other things.
Walking tour of
Boxmeer monasteries and abbeys
The walk covering 4.1 km takes you past places that tell the story of the monastic life in Boxmeer and takes you to the stunning floodplains of the River Maas. You start at the Carmelite Monastery with its exceptional stained-glass windows, and it also takes you to the memorial stone of Titus Brandsma, who Pope Francis declared a saint in 2022.
Walking tour of
Saint Agatha monasteries and abbeys
You will find Saint Agatha Convent close to the Meuse between the fields. It is the oldest inhabited convent in the Netherlands. The chapel rises out of the countryside and is protected by a dyke. Monks have been connected to this place since 1371. The Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross live in the convent. The walk around this convent and surrounding area is 7.6 km long.