Buitencentrum De Pelen

Buitencentrum De Pelen is the gateway and information center of De Groote Peel National Park. Also the start and end point of various walking and cycling routes.

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There is actually only one perfect way to experience De Groote Peel National Park and that is wearing sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes. Together with the Mariapeel and Deurnsche Peel, this area forms the impressive De Pelen wetland. It is a paradise for nature lovers and for walks on the border of North Brabant and Limburg. Once an impenetrable peat swamp, since the ‘Peel gold’ (or peat) was excavated, you can now find a stunning landscape of water, heaths, sand ridges, birch trees and open plains. Buitencentrum De Pelen (outdoor centre) is the starting point for a day out in De Groote Peel, at roughly 150 metres walk from one of this nature areas most beautiful spots.  

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Before, in between or after your day out, you can…

There is actually only one perfect way to experience De Groote Peel National Park and that is wearing sturdy, waterproof hiking shoes. Together with the Mariapeel and Deurnsche Peel, this area forms the impressive De Pelen wetland. It is a paradise for nature lovers and for walks on the border of North Brabant and Limburg. Once an impenetrable peat swamp, since the ‘Peel gold’ (or peat) was excavated, you can now find a stunning landscape of water, heaths, sand ridges, birch trees and open plains. Buitencentrum De Pelen (outdoor centre) is the starting point for a day out in De Groote Peel, at roughly 150 metres walk from one of this nature areas most beautiful spots.  

All in one
Before, in between or after your day out, you can go to the Peelkiosk (with conservatory and open-air patio) for a cup of coffee with a pastry or a delicious lunch. It also offers an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. As a start and end point of various walking and cycling routes, you can buy a selection of cycling and walking maps from the visitors’ centre, as well as binoculars, nature books, unique regional products and lovely souvenirs. The activity and exploring trails, which can be bought from the information desk, are extremely popular with families. Various fun activities also start from this desk, which you should book in advance! Consider excursions with a guide, an evening or themed walk, or the You-Experience-Peel-Outside-Trail. The Gnome Path is also recommended, considering this online review: ‘Wonderful area for walking with a fantastic gnome path/forest.’ Businesses and organisations will find the greenest conference and events venue of Brabant in the Peelboerderij.

Accessible watchtower 
Accessibility is a spearhead of Buitencentrum De Pelen. The amenities in the visitors’ centre are wheelchair accessible but that’s not all. There is a wheelchair route through the nature reserve. But even then, that’s not all. It is now possible to enjoy the panoramic views from the new watchtower from your wheelchair! 

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Buitencentrum De Pelen
Moostdijk 15
6035 RB Ospeldijk
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