Laarbeek is characterized by the many rivers within its borders. With an intersection of the channels Wilhelminakanaal and the South Willemsvaart, the local council presents oneself as the Water gate of the Peel. Water, we not only need it, is also there to enjoy. Enjoy recreation on, along and in the water!
For swimming your lengths for relaxation or for keeping your physical condition, you can swim at Zwemrecreatie Drie Essen in Beek en Donk. Every day during the week there is recreational time schedule where you can swim.
Berkendonk, a vast man-made recreation lake east of Helmond with lovely beaches, is within easy reach (6,5 km, free admission). The clarity and depth of the lake makes it popular with divers – there is a school on site – wind surfers and it provides a wonderful venue for safe outdoor swimming.
In the National Swimming Centre de Tongelreep in Eindhoven is, in addition to recreational swimming, the knowledge and innovation centre of the Dutch swimming sport, established. This swimming pool is therefore also suitable for large national and international swimming events.
Inland fishing is from our holiday apartments and mini campsite within easy reach, namely the Canal Zuid Willemsvaart (2 km). Inland fishing licences VISpas(fishing pass)are required and are available at most fishing tackle shops.
Go to visplanner to see the exact location of the waters in the neighbourhood of Aldörrum.
Waterskiing or waterboarding
W.W.V. de Rooye Plas is a Waterski- en Wakeboardclub, located at Rooye plas in Handel. This enclosed water is surrounded by trees and has only 1 club boat. The club possesses a ski jump and a slalom course.
The skiing disciplines are: Classic (figures, slalom and jumping), bare foot, handi and wakeboard.
Canoe or rowing
If your want to row, visit the canals Zuid-Willemvaart, the Wilhelminakanaal or the Eindhovens kanaal. On the Eindhovens kanaal there is no commercial water transport present and has only a recreational function. Several rowing clubs practicing on this channel.
For an adventurous canoe trip, there are the rivers Dommel and Aa. If you don't have a canoe, there are several rental companies where you can rent a canoe. A popular starting or ending point is watermill Venbergen in Valkenswaard.
River the Dommel starts in Belgium and enters the Netherlands in Borkel en Schaft. It floats through the places Valkenswaard, Eindhoven, Son en Breugel, Sint-Oedenrode, Liempde, Boxtel, Sint-Michielsgestel and 's-Hertogenbosch.
River the Aa rises at Nederweert in the province of Limburg. Through the diversion of the Zuid-Willemsvaart in Helmond, the course of the Aa has changed dramatically. After Beek en Donk the river flows independently again towards the villages Veghel, Heeswijk-Dinther, Berlicum and the town 's-Hertogenbosch.
In 's-Hertogenbosch, the river Aa and Dommel flow together in the Dieze. The Dieze flows out eventually in the Maas.