Bicycling along the canals
Several canals cross the region here - and most former towpaths are transformed in traffic free cycle paths. Many of them are ideal for rollerskating as well. At strategic locations you can take a rest at a quiet pub...
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Relaxing in and around "De Molse Meren"
Around Mol there is a very special kind of sand, that has been deposited in prehistorical times. Silver, or white, sands are laying in thick layers on the "Kempen" plain. In the industrial revolution this sand was used in certain construction works and therefor dug out. In thoses places lakes appeared when ground water leveled up. Forests and fields reappeared around them. and this now has become the touristic main attraction of Mol. The water in the lakes of Mol (Molse Meren) are known to have some healing power (as for the sands giving of certain elements that are healthy), but in general the "Silverlake", Silverbeach and SunParks "Kempense Meren" are well-known attractions for both young and old.
Jakob Smits and the "Molse School"
In painting there is a style called "Molse School" and as you can see this came from here. One of the masters of this specific painting art is Jakob Smits and in the outskirts of Mol (neighbourhood called "Sluis") the museum named after him shows work from this Belgian painter. There are also other expositions from time to time. Especially for artlovers, an unexpected pleasure in the "Kempen".
In front of the church, the town hall
It's quite symbolic, the place where the town hall of Mol is placed: right in front of the church. This was done as to show the stronger in the battle between the people and the church in late medieval times. By placing the town hall (representing "the state") in front of the church (representing the clerical class), it was clear that the state now got a more important role then the church. In the town hall a small museum that shows the history of Mol and it's surroundings.
A thorn from the crown of Jezus Christ
The tower museum holds a wide collection in religious robes and clothing, besides a treasure of gold and silverware in use of the deaken and his followers. Mol was the centre of it's deakenat and in Catholic and Limburg Brabant quite of fame because of the holy relic that was saved here. One says to possess one of the thorns from the crown that Jezus Christ wore on his head during his cricifiction. In a two-yearly procession is showing it to the public. Furthermore the procession of Saint John is very attractive, especially for children as they are the centre of attention in this religious parade.
The Saint Pieter- and Pauwels church
The main church of Mol, centre of the religious district as well, is the Saint Pieter- and Pauwels church (Peter and Paul) and it's silouet is dominating the town. Four columns at the back of the church have been dated back to the 14th century, th church wa however renovated, restored and enlarged several times through history. The building is neo-Gothic and has a tower that is erected in the 15th century. In it, the bells are amazing. 49 clocks with a total weight of 16.504 kilograms, created between 1928 and 1967. Furthermore, the tower houses the towermuseum and ... the holy relic of Mol.
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