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Mol Things to Do

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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    Onder den toren=Under the tower (guess where it is

    by Pavlik_NL Written May 2, 2004

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    A nice cafe-restaurant that serves excellent coffee and beers. Good for a quick stop when visiting the town in a rush.

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Mol Transportation

  • The Mol surroundings invite for...

    The Belgian and Dutch "Kempen" are very great terrains for biking. There are several tours through the forests, along heatherfields, the abbeys, towns and villages and natural centres.

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  • Taking a hit off the freeway

    Mol is easy to reach by taking a hit either of the freeway from Antwerpen to Liege, or the one that goes North bound towards Eindhoven (also from Antwerpen). It lays in the South-Eastern part of the Kempen and the province of Antwerpen. By car it's not that difficult to find.

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Mol Off The Beaten Path

  • Nature Reserve "De Maten" - Mol

    The whole reserve(almost 200ha) is built out of 5 smaller protected areas.1. Nature Walking Park: "Den Diel" 23ha2. Central Reserve area 65ha3. Water areas 16ha4. Small "Verkallen " 30ha5. Bush terrain 18 haAround the Reserve you'll find a large buffer zone of fields and forests.

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  • Mol, a collection of many neighbourhoods

    When one looks at the map, it becomes clear that Mol actually is a town with many connected villages. One of them is the neighbourhood "Sluis" famous for it's Jakob Smits-museum (see other tips). "Sluis" is to be recognised easily as for the pointy top of the tower of Saint Bernardus church. This wonderful building is truely a lust for eye in the...

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  • Belgium, country ripped apart by wars

    Belgium suffered of all European countries the most of the worldwars that drove through our continent. The first worldwar was horrible as Belgium was occupied, cut of from The Netherlands (neutral zone) and partly in the frontline. The second worldwar another occupation followed and the ones that suffered most were the average citizens of the...

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