On our bike trip we were approaching the little village of Lierop and we couldn’t miss the building of the local church with an impressive dome towering above the houses and shops. Coming closer it turned out to be the Church of the Holy Name Jesus (Heilige Naam Jezus Kerk). This neo-romanesque Catholic Church was designed by architect Carl Weber,...more
Just across the road from the ‘Groot Kasteel’ stands the ‘Klein Kasteel’. Originally this castle was the home of the ‘Heeren van Deurne’ a kind of Lords and can be considered to be the predecessor of Deurne Castle. The towerhouse dates back to the 14th century, to the left are some farm buildings from the 17th century and the white residence is...more
Perhaps the most important sights for visitors/tourists of Deurne are located in a part of Deurne called ‘Haageind’. In a pleasant green landscape and surrounded by an impressive park are the two castles of Deurne located: the ‘Groot Kasteel’ (Big Castle) and the ‘Klein Kasteel’ (Little Castle).Both have been built in the 14th century and were...more
Just north of the so called ‘Klein Kasteel’ (Little Castle), on the small stream of ‘De Vlier’ lies the watermill. The original watermill dates back to 1387 as the castle. The present building was constructed in 1631. In the year of 1816 the watermill wasn’t used any longer. After some restorations the ‘mill’ is now used as a private house.The mill...more
Griendtsveen (together with neighbouring) Helenaveen is one of the two peat villages in ‘De Peel’. The village was founded in 1885 by a company (Family Van de Griendt) which owned large parts of this peat bog in the southern part of the Netherlands. They built a peat factory (nowadays a Bed & Breakfast), a church, workmen-houses, canteen, shops and...more
If you have seen enough of peat and bog in the ‘Peel’ or the rural towns and villages nearby Deurne, it is time to make a (day) trip to Helmond; a lot bigger city about 10 km’s west of Deurne.Helmond is a rather old city, which was mentioned for the first time officially in 1179 and became city rights in the year of 1232. Jan van Berlaer, of noble...more
The café/restaurant is located in one of the oldest and prominent buildings of the town. It is supposed there was already an inn established around the year 1600. Nowadays it has changed its name into ‘Grand Café Beekman & Beekman’, named after a book of a rather famous Dutch writer, who lived in Deurne.
During our visit to Deurne we had a cappuccino on the terrace of this café, overlooking the tree lined market square. We were impressed by the atmosphere inside the building and decided to have diner as well.
And we were not disappointed: the food was tasteful, honest and simple (it is just a ‘pub serving meals’). We had a homemade tomato soup and a salmon filet. But the menu offers a lot off meat and fish dishes as well as typical local dishes.
Simply: good value for the money.
Favorite Dish: The location: if having a drink or diner on the terrace (with heating) you are sitting in the centre of Deurne overlooking the market square and the interior of the café is just amazingly attractive.
!! Be aware not having your dinner too late on Friday and Saturday evenings, because the café changes into a kind of disco with lights and loud music. Not really pleasant during a dinner !!
When you visit Deurne by night and wanna have a nice evening/night just spent it in Zeilberg! It`s a little town near Deurne!
Apollo is a disco where you can dance and eat and have a lot of fun!
Most of the time there`s a DJ but sometimes life music (especially on Sunday). Great bands are playing from all around the world!
Dress Code: No special dress code. But don`t wear sport shoes!
My Dad`s working in forest! A lot of people never heard about his job. A big reason to put some pictures about it on VT.With horses, machines (timberjack, ponsse, ahlman, tractor) they get the trees out of the woods. Most of the times its because you`ve got some damaged trees or they don`t have enough place to grow.Most of the times he`s working in...more
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