Cycling in the province of Noord-Brabant
The Brabant landscape is diverse. And the province’s inhabitants with their lyrical dialect are hospitable. Dutch people immediately recognise someone from Brabant by their accent.
The drifting sands of National Park De Loonse en Drunense Duinen are the closest reminder of the province’s past when it consisted mostly of barren heathlands and countless meres. The largest drifting sand area in Europe is the place to swap your bike pedals for a pair of hiking boots.
But Brabant also has lots to offer cyclists. Take, for instance, such beautiful natural attractions as De Kempen, Dommeldal, Kampina, De Biesbosch, Gorp en Rovert, the Oisterwijkse Vennen, almost too much to mention. And let’s not forget the Meijerij, a typical part of Brabant countryside with country estates and farms. Situated on the border with Zeeland is the Brabantse Wal, a hill which rises high above the rest of the landscape. Take a look around Valkenswaard, Breda or the cosy village of Liempde. The biggest city in Brabant is Eindhoven but the provincial capital is ’s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch). A must-visit city with medieval historic centre with old streets with Dutch brick paving, town hall, cathedral and historic city walls.