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The Land van Cuijk area: a melting pot for past and present

If you cross the River Maas just south of Nijmegen you arrive in the Land van Cuijk area. Landgoed de Barendonk is situated in the rich natural landscape between the villages of Beers and Mill.

The estate is surrounded by woods and water and is bursting with history. What characterises our area is the variety of woods, streams, meadows, pools, orchards and fields. You can completely relax in the Land van Cuijk area: discover the beauty of the scenic bocage landscape, grazing cows, rabbits in the woods and Holstein cows out to pasture.

The estate is about 50 hectares with the Big House in the centre. We combine the running of the dairy farm and the recreational destination on the estate. Our guests are very welcome to come and take a look around the farm.

Around the estate lie the villages of Beers, Mill, and the towns of Cuijk and Grave. Cuijk is historically particularly interesting: it was one of the first Roman settlements in the Netherlands. Cuijk also has a nice shopping centre, the attractive Martinus Church and the Ceuclum Roman Museum. At Cuijk you can easily take the ferry across the Maas for a walk on the Mooker Heath in Limburg.


Cycle through the villages in the Land van Cuijk area

Our guests are often surprised by the number of opportunities to cycle and walk in the area. From the Barendonk you can immediately join cycle and walking routes through the most diverse landscape in the Netherlands. From wooded landscapes to hospitable Cuijk and the fortified town of Grave.

For a small amount (€7,50), you can rent bicycles for both adults and children.

Tip: cycle the ‘Grave route’, a 45-kilometre cycle trip through the Tongelaar estate, the historic town of Grave and past the Kraaienbergse Plassen (recreational and nature reserve lakes).
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Walking network

There is also plenty to see for walkers in the Land van Cuijk area. The region has a large walking network covering all the hotspots of this part of the countryside.

The fortified town of Grave

Nine kilometres away from the Barendonk estate lies the historic town of Grave which is known for its water levels. The town lends itself for a leisurely stroll past the typical town houses, charming little shops and historical sights. In the summer there are street-side cafés where you can eat ice cream and watch the numerous boats on the River Maas. In the winter you can warm up again after a sightseeing walk in one of the cosy cafés.

Water world

You cannot avoid the water in the Land van Cuijk area. Both active and passive holiday makers can enjoy themselves in and on the water here. Water-sport fanatics can get their kicks at the Kraaijenbergse Plassen and nature lovers can enjoy the silence of the lakes at De Kuilen.

Den Bosch and Nijmegen

For a day out in the city, half an hour’s drive will get you to the centre of Nijmegen and a bit further into Den Bosch. Both cities are more than worth a visit. We will be happy to give you tips on how to get there, museums, sights and restaurants.

Delicious food

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At the Barendonk you can cook for yourself or order a barbecue or picnic. If you would prefer to eat out, we will gladly help you find something in the local villages.

Activities for the children

Whether it’s nice weather or not, there is always something to do for the children in the Land van Cuijk area. There is De Bergen playground with a beach pool in Wanroij, Hemelrijk water and theme park in Volkel, Het Natuurmuseum, a natural history museum in Nijmegen, the Prett-Inn indoor playground in Heumen, Hullie in Uden and Tivoli in Berg en Dal and the MuZIEum in Nijmegen.

Take a look over the German border too: Irrland amusement park in Kevelaer and the archaeological park in Xanten are both easily accessible by car.

Tip: visit the Oorlogsmuseum (the War Museum) or the ZooParc in Overloon.