Nederweert in Limburg
The villages of Nederweert
The centre of Nederweert has a number of unique listed buildings such as the St Lambertus Church and restaurant Bi-j Siem. The noteworthy hydro-electric power station close to lock 15 in the Zuid Willemsvaart (South Willem’s Canal) has been restored and can be visited by arrangement.
Old crafts come to life again in the open-air museum Openluchtmuseum Eynderhoof in the parish of Nederweert-Eind. Another village, Ospel, represents the entrance to the unique moorland area De Groote Peel, which is home to many rare plants and animals. The visitors’ centre run by the Dutch forestry commission, Staatsbosbeheer, Buitencentrum de Pelen, is at the entrance to the area. Leveroy, the smallest village in the municipality is well worth a visit too.
Countryside and canals
Nederweert is surrounded by a variety of landscape and areas of natural beauty. The most well-known is National Park de Groote Peel in Ospel, but there are others, such as the Sarsven, De Banen, Schoorkuilen and the Weerterbos with its monument to the border church, the Grenskerkmonument. Another characteristic feature of the area is the canals. The Noordervaart, the Zuid-Willemsvaart and the Kanaal Wessem-Nederweert used to carry turf from the Peel and now form a distinctive feature in the landscape.
Walking, cycling and fishing
The surroundings of Nederweert are an ideal place for walking, cycling and fishing (remember you need a permit). There is a small visitors’ harbour for pleasure craft close to the centre of Nederweert.
All this makes Nederweert a unique tourist attraction on the border between the Dutch provinces of Limburg and Brabant.