Historic villages around Aldörrum


Bell-village Aarle-Rixtel, which dates back to 1179, is one of the four pretty ancient villages of the rural district of Laarbeek. The holiday cottages and camp site are well placed for sightseeing offering a great variety of historic sights and places. It is also possible to take a (guided) tour on a farm or firm.

Aarle-Rixtel (2 km)


Aldörrum ׀ Kasteel Croy in Aarle-Rixtel uit de 15e eeuw

Worth seeing

Museum

Visit a firm

Attraction

  • Biggetjesbos, a walking route along twelve special pig's, free admission

Annual events

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Bakel (4 km)


Worth seeing

  • 'Standerd' mill of Bakel Sint Willibrordus, this rare type dates from1752 (open on Thursday evening and Saturday, free admission)
  • Espse Hoeve, a medieval moat farm from the 15th until the 20th century, owned by a German conventual order in Gemert

Museum

  • De Tolbrug (a remarkable collection of machinery and implements all connected to the countryside of Brabant between 1800 - 1950)

Annual events

  • Tractor pulling Bakel

Aldörrum ׀ Espse Hoeve, een omgrachte hoeve uit de 15e eeuw

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Beek en Donk-Lieshout (6 km) Mariahout (9 km)


Worth seeing

  • Mills “De Leest 1900” and “Vogelenzang 1819”
  • The Lourdes cave in Mariahout, a replica of the original cave in Lourdes France

Visit a firm

Attraction

Annual events

Aldörrum ׀ Espse Hoeve, een omgrachte hoeve uit de 15e eeuw

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Gemert (9 km)


Aldörrum ׀ Historische optocht in Gemert

Worth seeing

  • Gemert castle, built around 1400 by a German religious knighthood
  • 'Esdonks kapelleke', a hamlet near the chapel of Esdonk what never grew to a parish

Museum

  • Boerenbondsmuseum, (museum of the Agricultural Cooperation), representation of living and working in a rural village in 1900 (as from March 28th every Sunday a different theme)

Annual events

  • Historical parade of the Boerenbondsmuseum, the opening of the new museum season
  • Gemert Mert, an annual market on the second sunday of September

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Nuenen (12 km)


Worth seeing

  • Van Gogh's living collection, contains in Nuenen and its surroundings no less than 21 buildings and landscapes that have a direct relationship with the two-year stay of Vincent van Gogh

Aldörrum ׀ Van Gogh's levende collectie

Museum

  • Van Gogh Village, in Vincentre you can see how Vincent van Gogh lived and painted in Nuenen

Visit a firm

  • The rural farm Weverkeshof, has original Dutch animal varieties and in season an organic vegetable garden (open all year with free annual events and paved paths everywhere)

Attraction

  • Dierenrijk, a zoo where you meet the funniest and ugliest animals of our continent (there are toilets for the disabled)

Annual events

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