De Peel: mother nature at her most beautiful

Closer to never-ending natural beauty in De Peel

In the far southeast of North Brabant and on the border with Limburg lies De Peel. A beautiful and varied nature reserve with impenetrable peat bogs, vast plains, picturesque fens and impressive sand ridges. De Peel is a paradise for nature lovers, surrounded by authentic Dutch country villages like Asten, Geldrop and Heeze. And not to forget the city of Helmond

Explore the surroundings and enjoy a lunch, dinner or unique overnight stay. Or combine your visit with De Kempen, Eindhoven or Nuenen. Take a look at these articles: The Brabant Kempen region: natural beauty at its best or Discover Vincent's Homeland and visit the City of Design

  • Closer to

    lovely plank bridges

    Nationaal Park de Groote Peel
  • Closer to

    endless natural beauty

    Deurnese Peel
  • Closer to

    the best museums

    Museum Klok & Peel


De Groote Peel National Park is a stunning nature reserve on the border of Brabant and Limburg with many marsh and water birds. From Buitencentrum De Pelen (outdoor centre), you can start lovely walking or cycling trips through this area.

Tip: extend your day out with a visit to Museum Klok & Peel in Asten, which is about 15 minutes by car. This museum gives you a unique glimpse into how De Groote Peel National Park has developed in the past ten thousand years. The museum also has the largest collection of bells and carillons in the world.

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Another starting point for a lovely walking or cycling trip is De Peel Nature Gate in Deurne, the starting point from which to explore De Deurnese Peel. You will also find many fun activities, great restaurants and places to spend the night in this area.

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The nearest city in this region is Helmond, with the largest moated castle in the Netherlands in its centre: Castle Helmond, also part of Museum Helmond. And Helmond offers more sights such as the innovative 45-degree cube houses and the district of Brandevoort, with its unique architectural style and many camera-friendly spots. And of course, you can also come here for exceptional activities or a wonderful culinary evening, such as at Michelin-starred restaurant De Rozario. 

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And there is more in this stunning area. North of Helmond, at about 15 minutes’ drive, you will find the Bavaria Brouwerijcafé. A tour through this brewery is highly recommended. Cheers!

A bit further away in Gemert-Bakel, you will find the Boerenbondsmuseum: an open-air museum about the life on the land in Brabant in 1900. This museum has been proclaimed to be the best (family) outing in Brabant on several occasions. Other fun tips in tip Gemert-Bakel are Proost- en Proeflokaal Gij&Ik (bar and eatery) and Restaurant Koks, with its lovely patio. 

If you want to spend the night, there is plenty choice in the area: from tiny houses hidden in the woods to child friendly hotels or holiday parks.

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