Castle Henkenshage. A former fortified farmhouse, in the fourteenth century was known as Strijpe or Streepe. This was bought in 1850 by Peter Jacob Girard Mielet of Coehoorn and as a country got its present form. In fact, the building is therefore not a real castle, but a mansion.Read more:...more
The Knob Tower (Dutch: Knoptoren). The old parish church stands in Eerschots since 1648 as a Presbyterian church. In 1800 the tower, dating from around 1400 lost its spire. In the past, here the tomb of the Lords of the castle De Laar.Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/8d669/6fb36/#ixzz1opO9Gr00more
St. Oedenrode arose on the banks of the river Dommel. The presence of this river has the largest part of the municipality a mark on the development of the landscape. The valley landscape with meadows, pastures and small landscape elements such as steep edges and pools was fairly open. The higher culture countries formed with round fields, hawthorn...more
The Giant Wooden Shoe located in the Dommel park facilities along the Corridor is reminiscent of the past of St. Oedenrode as the center of the shoe industry. The nearly three-meter long wooden shoe was originally made of wood, but fell prey to vandalism. The current lump of concrete.more
The Dommel Beemden lie on the eastern banks of the river Dommel (between Nijnsel and St. Oedenrode). It is a nature reserve of 100 ha. Barren meadows, a meandering brook dried with small wetlands and old-fashioned managed weiliandjes are the ingredients for this very attractive nature. Adjacent to the Dommel Beemden find the nut pits, a Veenplas by...more
very nice decorated restaurant with great staff and delicious food, went there with Lenny and Pamela October 2006.
Waitingtime was long about 30 min, but certainly worth it:-)
Favorite Dish: i had mixed grill with salad and french fries
Vresselsbos is a forest to the southeast of Sint-Oedenrode (close to the small village of Nijnsel). People have been living in this area for a long time. Remains of an old farm were dated back to 1410 before Christ, the bronze era.
In the heart of Vresselsbos, there are two groups of lakes: Moerkuilen and Hazenputten. Moerkuilen thank their existance to peat cutting. Hazenputten is a natural mere. About 100 years ago, there were no trees in this area. Instead, the entire area was taken by drifting sand and meadow. In dry times, much sand was blown away in some places. In rainy times, these places became meres.
Equipment: There are several hikes in this area. The paths are clearly marked and well maintaned. The longest trail is circular and about 10 km long. After rainfalls, hiking boots are recommended. In dry periods, any boots will do as long as they are comfortable for hiking.