Pieter Path

From Gennep to Vierlingsbeek

Very early in the morning, when calmness prevails, Gennep revealed her beauty and history (even though it was heavily damaged during WW2)! The Romans already knew its importance! Gennep has always been strategically important for several countries because it has been in the hands of Prussia, Belgium, and Germany in WW2. 

We have visited Italy or France to stroll around, to absorb the old vibes of these towns. We never fully realized we could  find them in the Netherlands as well. Hotel De Kroon on the Markt still exudes the old style “from then”!

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Today we walked from Gennep to Vierlingsbeek, through beautiful heathland areas: the Looierheide, the Gennepse heide and Zwarte heide. 

At Afferden, we took the ferry across the Maas river, left Limburg behind us, and arrived in the province of North Brabant. We walked along ancient cultural areas along the Maas. Hedges, not barbed wire, form the separation between the plots here. At Vierlingsbeek, we took the train back home.

Date

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Distance

12.93 miles
20.81 km

Moving Time

4:28:18
hours

Weather

19 °C
sun, clouds, showers