Oirschot Travel Guide

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Oirschot Things to Do

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    by OlafS Updated Oct 22, 2004

    One of the villages of the municipality is Spoordonk, where you can find this old watermill. It was built in 1868 and was used to grind grain which, judging from the advertisement, was used for making jenever. It's now a tourist's attraction and is opened Saturdays from 14.00 to 17.00. Recently the owner has been given permission to build an entrancebuilding with bar behind the mill.

    Spoordonk: watermill
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    by OlafS Updated Oct 22, 2004

    Only a few medieval village churches in the province of Noord-Brabant have survived intact. The old church of Middelbeers is one of them. It's typical for a 15th-century village church in this part of the country; once there were many more like it. The Belgian part of the Kempen region is still full of them. Kike the church of Oirschot this one has a tower in Campine Gothic style, this one being in the modest variant of the style.
    The church is no longer used as such; it was abandoned many decades ago when a new church had been built, and although thankfully it wasn't demolished it fell into decay. After a restoration in 1961 a new use was sought for it. Since 1977 it has been used for exhibitions, concerts, bookfairs etc. At every occassion there's an entrance fee of 1 euro which is used for the maintanance of the church. There's something to do almost every weekend and the former church is still the centre of the local community, perhaps even more than the actual church.

    Middelbeers: the old church
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    by OlafS Updated Oct 22, 2004

    Oirschot's major landmark is the church of St. Petrus, a masterpiece of so-called Campine Gothicism, the specific Kempen variant of Brabantine Gothicism and evidence that Oirschot wasn't just any village in the Middle Ages.
    Typical for the richest examples of the Campine style are the towers, which are decorated with blind niches and horizontal lines of natural stone (in this case tuff) in between layers of brick. The church was built from 1462 to 1512. Its size would put many a city church to shame, and its tower is one of the most beautiful in the Netherlands. In the town of Asperen, province of Zuid-Holland, you can even find an almost exact (spire excluded) copy of it, which shows that people were impressed by it back then already. To look at this church is worth the trip to Oirschot alone. The church is open for tourists in May, June and September on Saturdays 13.30-17.00 and in July and August every day at the same hour. Outside these hours I have found the church sometimes open as well. If you get the chance do get in. It's free and it's beautiful.

    Oirschot: church St. Petrus' Banden
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Oirschot Hotels

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  • Hotel de Kroon

    Rijkesluisstrat 6, Oirschot, 5688 ED, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel de Moriaan

    Moriaan 41a, , Oirschot, Noord-Brabant 5688 ER

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Artisan

    Notel 42, Oirschot, 5688NB, nl

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Oirschot Restaurants

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    by BrianDavidHutchings Written Jun 25, 2009

    De Wildermans is located at the town market place and is ideal for simply watching the world go by.
    It is not easy to find restaurants that have any vegetarian options so it was a pleasant surprise to find no less that 5 different dishes during a visit in June 2009.

    Favorite Dish: Tried all the vegetarian ones and all were good

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Oirschot Nightlife

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    by catnl Updated Jun 17, 2003

    De Wildeman is owned by Mario, i know him from the nightlife at Eindhoven.
    The pub is located on the Markt, a beautifull old square with the church in the middle, surrounded by mostly cafes, restaurants and now and then a shop.

    This cafe is really great cause there are lot of bands playing life and the people are very nice.
    In summer its great to sit on the terrace in front the cafe and watch people or events at the square.

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Music

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