Weert Netherlands

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Description: Weert is a lively old town, conveniently located between North-Brabant, South-Limburg and Belgium. You can shop and it regularly hosts various events. In the vicinity are beautiful nature areas

Weert is a lively old town, conveniently located between North-Brabant, South-Limburg and Belgium. You can shop and it regularly hosts various events. In the vicinity are beautiful nature areas where you can make lovely walking and cycling tours.

The A2 national highway from Amsterdam to Maastricht passes Weert 30km South of Eindhoven. Coming from Roermond in the East follow N280 for 24km. Parking your car in Weert will not be a big problem. There are four parking garages:

  • Stadhuisgarage - Beekstraat 54
  • Ursulinengarage - Nieuwe Markt 5
  • Kromstraat garage - Kromstraat 16
  • Poort van Limburg - Bassin 5

There run various trains during daytime to and from Weert. In almost all intercity stations you can switch to other intercity trains. Intercity trains run two times per hour directly from Eindhoven and Roermond to Weert.

If you need a short rest and you sit down on a terrace for a cup of coffee, don't forget to order a piece of vlaai. Weert is well known for its pies (Weerter vlaai ) which are richly stuffed and available in many flavors.

Weert has been voted the greenest city in the Netherlands. This is not only due to the many green in the city but also to the surrounding nature which are nice places to visit for a walk or for cycling.

  • Kempen Broek . This nature reserve is located on de borders of Belgium, North-Brabant and Limburg. It is the remnant of an out-stretched swamp with some higher, dry sand ridges stabbing above it. After partial reclamation it has become a mosaic of different landscapes. It is a special and varied landscape with marshes, dunes, forests, moors, valleys and agricultural areas. Hikers, bikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers can explore at their own pace the set routes.  
  • De Ijzeren Man ,  Geurtsvenweg 1. The Ijzeren Man is a recreation area and part of Kempenbroek. It is named after a lake that originated in 1912 by a sand quarry. The area has a subtropical swimming pool, a petting zoo, a nature camping and a visitors center where all kind of associations inform visitors about nature and geology with educational materials.  
  • St Martinuskerk ( Saint Martin Church ),  Markt 1 , ☎ +31 495 532110. Tue-Fri 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, Sat 9:00-16:00, Sun 14:00-16:00. This church dates from 1456 and with its 72m high tower it dominates the city and is well visible from all directions. The church has beautiful stained-glass windows and a striking interior light. In the seventies are unique 15th and 16th century ceiling paintings uncovered and restored. Guided tours for €35 for up to 20 people.  
  • Maria Hart Abbey ,  Maasstraat 17 , ☎ +31 495 453045 , e-mail: reception@birgittinessen.nl. The abbey of the sisters Birgittinessen lies flat beside the splendid St Martinuskerk in the centre of Weert. The sisters Birgittinessen have already inhabited the convent since 1843. You can contact the abbey as there are possibilities for staying into the abbey.  
  • Kleipijpenoven ( Clay pipe kiln ),  Noordkade 52. Built in 1856, this oven is the only remaining working worth clay pipe kiln in Western Europe. An overview of the pipes made ​​can be seen in the Gemeentemuseum  
  • St. Rumolduskapel ,  Molenpoort 27. First Sunday of the month 10:00-12:00. Tripartite closed hall church from the 18th century and is now memorial chapel for the fallen during WWII.  
  • Prehistoric urnfields ,  Trancheeweg 5 ( About 200 meters west of the Trancheeweg on the Boshoverheide. ). On an area of ​​approximately 2 ha are located about 100 mounds of different sizes from the Bronze Age (about 1000 BC). This is the largest urnfield of the Netherlands.  

In the municipality of Weert (consider that Weert consists out of several surrounding villages) many mills can be visited. Basically every Wednesday afternoon and on Saturdays one or more mills are opened for viewing. For information on opening times and making an appointment see the website of Molens in Weert (in Dutch only).

  • St. Anna - Keent ,  Keenterstraat 1. Built in 1912, the remarkable white painted Mill St. Anna was recently restored. Voluntary millers ensure that the grinder is running regularly and served  
  • St. Anna - Tungelroy ,  Tungeler Dorpsstraat 75. In 1875, on the outskirts of the parish Tungelroy a round stone belt grinder, St. Anne Mill, was built. The mill replaced two older mills along the Tungelroysebeek. In 1967 the interior was largely renewed and followed by a second restoration. Between 2009/2011 the mill grinds regularly through the use of volunteer millers. In the mill, old miller tools and grain farming attributes are exhibited.  
  • St. Jansmolen - Stramproy ( Saint John Mill ),  Molenweg 16. This wooden mill was built in 1804 to replace a windmill that was located a little further from the village. The Saint John Mill is the most striking windmill of the municipality of Weert and one of the oldest windmills of Limburg. To convert and wheeling the mill on the wind, the millers have to move the entire mill. The mill has been restored in 2008-2009 and volunteer millers ensure that the mill turns and grinds.  
  • De Nijverheid ,  Veldstraat 54. This mill is built in 1903. This stone corn mill is an instruction mill of the guild of volunteer millers. The grinder is running regularly.  

There are more mills in Weert which, however, are privately owned and therefore not always open to visitors. A visit to the only watermill in Weert may also be worth it as the mill is situated beautifully in the landscape.

  • Broekmolen ,  Grensweg 8, Stramproy , ☎ +31 495 562253 , e-mail: info@broekmolen.nl. On demand. The watermill in its current form, built of stone, dates from 1738. In the 19th century the mill was expanded and partly used as a farmhouse. In January 2010, the mill was made ​​suitable for the generation of electricity.  

Photogallery Weert Netherlands:

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Panoramio - Untitled photo
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Panoramio - Untitled photo
Weert, Limburg, Netherlands postcard posted 1979 stamp - Delcampe.net

Firestation Weert, BDG Architecten | Weert | Netherlands | MIMOA
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