Trips from Aldörrum
There is such a lot to see and do here in and around Aarle-Rixtel during your stay at Aldörrum. Want to visit a museum or go hiking or biking in a nature reserve? Shopping centre Helmond is from Aarle-Rixtel a 10 minutes' drive and you are within 45 minutes in the beautiful city of 's-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven, Nijmegen or Venlo. Even Belgium and Germany are close for a day trip across the border.
De Peel offers many possibilities. Below we have already named a selection with the themes The history of region De Peel, Go out and a Day trip with the kids. Want to know more? Choose one of the categories in the menu.
A day trip with the kids
For children there is plenty to do! If you have come all the way to De Peel, then you are bound to want to introduce the children to some real country air! So why not visit some hospitable Brabant farmers.
Walk thru the piggy wood in Aarle-Rixtel (www.hetbiggetjesbos.nl) to Agrozicht (www.stapindestal.nl/index.php/zichtstallen/131-boerderij-agro-zicht-1) to see them in real life.
The historic open-air museum in Eindhoven (www.prehistorischdorp.nl) l let your children experience daily life in the Iron Age, Middle Ages and the Viking age.
If Saint Nicholas is in the Netherlands, he is staying and working in the castle of Helmond. You can visit him and take a look into the various rooms (www.hetkasteelvansinterklaas.nl). Unfortunately the castle is not wheelchair friendly. Therefore there is a special day for people with disabilities.
Your children do care for nature? Then it might be fun to look in the nature education centre De Specht in Handel (www.despechthandel.nl). The visitor centre De Pelen in National Park De Groote Peel (www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/natuurgebieden/de-pelen/buitencentrum) too is worth visiting. The visitor centre is accessible to wheelchair visitors.
Do you fancy a trip to a real amusement park? DippieDoe (www.dippiedoe.nl) in Best and Toverland (www.toverland.nl)in Sevenum are just half an hour's drive away. Wheelchair users have free access. In the oldest theme park of the Netherlands, de Efteling (www.efteling.com) in Kaatsheuvel, the vast majority of the attractions are accessible.
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Kids Day Foundation (www.kidsday.nl) in Boekel organizes an annual event for all (sick) children in the Netherlands, with the idea to forget for one day they are sick.
On the Barefoot path (www.blotevoetenpad.info) in Elsendorp you will enjoy barefoot on a specially constructed path of wood, stones, wood fibres, grass, clay and water. The trail is almost 2 km. For both children and adults a fun experience.
Across the border
Like the Dutch province Brabant, the roots of the Belgian Brabant lies in the Dukedom of Brabant. In the Flemish part in the capital Leuven the dukedom is originated. Leuven is a historic tourist attraction and with the two beguinages and four monasteries worth visiting.
On the border between North Brabant (Netherlands) and North Limburg (Belgium), lies Achelse Kluis. Known for its beautiful nature reserve Groote Heide and the Achel Trapist beer. There is an nice welcoming chapel, open every day from 8.30 to 20.00 hours for everyone.
Across the border with Germany in region Niederrhein the scenic locations such as Goch and Xanten can be found. Xanten is a city where history goes back about 10 years before Christ. In the archaeological open air museumXanten's Roman past comes to life.
Irrlandin Kevelaer-Twisteden is the largest 'farmers amusement park' in Europe which is very family friendly and where you can picnic and barbequing with its own provisions. And while you are in the area, relax in the German pilgrimage Kevelaer and visit the sacred host bakery St. Johannes.
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