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Through the Nuenens Broek

Nuenens Broek

Walking tour through the edge of Nuenen, the agricultural area between Nuenen and Gerwen and through the town of Gerwen. But also through the edge of the Papenvoortse Heide, Geeneindse Heide and through the Nuenens Broek.

Distance: 16 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: No information.

Trail: 59% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Vincent van Gogh.

The part of Nuenen and Gerwen that is best known for the paintings by Vincent van Gogh, who painted farm life there during his stay in Nuenen. The walking tour takes you past the Van Gogh church, the Roosdonck windmill built in 1884 and the Oude Sint-Clemens church, all three motifs for his paintings. The Papenvoortse Heide and Geeneindse Heide, both sub-areas of the Stiphoutse Bossen, are originally production forests with a predominance of Scots pine and Norway spruce. Due to the current management, it has become a more varied forest area. In the area are about ten larger and smaller fens that liven up the area very much, the walking tour goes along two of these fens, the Witven and the Kamerven. The Nuenens Broek, locally called the Broek, is a wet area formed by a large alternation between moist grasslands, thickets, bushes and hedgerows. This landscape still somewhat resembles that from Vincent van Gogh's time and was an important source of inspiration for the painter. It is a wet area so good walking shoes are a necessity, for the wettest part an alternative is included in the route description.

Nuenens Broek

Download PDF for route description.

Map & Poi's.