The mainattraction of Huybergen is the magnificent Wilhelmiet´s Cloister. Here, the order of Wilhelmiets lived and worked for over seven centuries. From here they did a lot of good things for the community like leading the church and the school and cultivate the lands. The gatebuilding of the cloister was built in 1674, and is the only building...more
When the town centre of Huijbergen was totally renewed in the 90´s, there also became a place for this nice fountain. From every side you´ll approach this fountain, you´ll always see the big "H", that stands for Huijbergen.It has often been a place of jokes. When the Dutch National football team had to play the World Cup, the water in the fountain...more
This post-war church was built in 1952 to replaced the old one that was bombed by the Germans in the WW II. It is a catholic church, built in a neo-roman architecture, like a old basilica. In the dome in the back of the church there is a nice painting and outside the church you´ll find the crucifixes of the first mayor of Huybergen, Van Agtmaal,...more
The Dutch text on this chapel:"Al hebben wij in ’t bouwvak nie veul te vertellen,Toch bouwen we heel Brabant vol schone kapellen,En al is ’t wat krom, mee wat deuken d’r in,Daar zit ‘m nou ’t artistieke net in."Translated:"Although we are not the best builders,We still build nice chapels in the whole of Brabant.And although it´s a bit curved and a...more
Near this Statue of Teresia and the forrest behind it, the local people of Huijbergen come to find a moment of rest and reflection. The statue is dedicated to Teresia of Lisieux, who lived from 1873 until 1897. She was declared holy in 1925. It is one of the many obvious remainings of the brethren of the cloister of Huijbergen. When the statue was...more
The order of the Wilhelmiets, has meant a lot for the town of Huijbergen since it´s founding in 1278 (almost 750 years ago!). They founded a cloister, took care of the church, cultivated the land, did the jurisdiction, educated at the schools and lead the municipality. The statue in the Boomstraat was presented at the celebration of the 725 years...more
In the beginning of the 20th century, due to the poverty, a goat stock-farm was founded. They chose the race of the Saanen, that is famous because of its big milkproduction. This Saanengeit (Saanen-goat) was called the cow of the poor. Today, the town of Huijbergen is named after this goat during carnival (celebrated in february) and is named the...more
The cornmill in Huijbergen, built on a little hill is named "Johanna" and was built in 1862. It shows how people have been looking for energy for centuries. Wind in those days was the perfect source of energy. The mill was bought by the municipality in 1966 and was renovated totally. At the 10th of May, national Millday in the Netherlands, the mill...more
The Pannekoekenhuis is the best restaurant of Huijbergen. At the side of the restaurant at the Hollandseweg, it is a snackbar where you can buy fries and Dutch specialties like a frikandel and bitterballs.
At the side at the Dorpsstraat it is a restaurant. Not only specialised in pancakes (pannekoeken), but also the place to eat meat and fish ánd the specialty of the house: grilling your own meat on a stone. Very nice!
Favorite Dish: The stone-grill!
The Wilhelmiet´s soup, also known as Guilleminus´ soup, is a original recipe that is found in the archives of the Wilhelmiets brethren of Huijbergen.
To prepare this soup the following ingredients are needed:
1 bush of celery
250 grams of sorrel
250 grams of chervil
250 grams of dried peas
1 beef shank
some water and some stock cubes
Put everything together and let it cook for a while. Poor it into a sieve and poor it into plates.
Garnish with toasted bread and cubes of ham.
Enjoy your meal!!!
PS: This soup can be tasted in Auberge Jagersrust in Ossendrecht:
Putseweg 2, Ossendrecht
If you want to see a magnificent game of football, you have to visit Vivoo 2 one time! This group of ball artists (including me) play in the reserve´s 5th class, almost the worst league in the Netherlands. If we play at home, the game starts at 12:00. Come and visit us. We need your support! Entrance is free.
* I´m the one at the foreground of the picture. A brutal left defender! *