Our Monastery Trail Stage 3 Uden - Megen

6 hour 13 minutes (28.0 km)

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This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Uden and Megen. It runs from Maria Refugie Abbey and Museum Krona in Uden to St Antonius of Padua Monastery in Megen.  On the way you will pass various locations such as the Church of Saint Peter and the former Kruisheren monastery. You can also visit small natural museum and information point Natuurcentrum De Maashorst and the Sint-Josephsberg monastery. This route is part of Our Monastery Trail, a trail in 15 stages. For a list of all stages, please visit this page.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the…

This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Uden and Megen. It runs from Maria Refugie Abbey and Museum Krona in Uden to St Antonius of Padua Monastery in Megen.  On the way you will pass various locations such as the Church of Saint Peter and the former Kruisheren monastery. You can also visit small natural museum and information point Natuurcentrum De Maashorst and the Sint-Josephsberg monastery. This route is part of Our Monastery Trail, a trail in 15 stages. For a list of all stages, please visit this page.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the numbered junction network in Brabant. Simply follow the route via the signposted junctions, from one number to the next. There are also signposts between the junctions to help you find your way. The route can be walked in either direction.

Staying overnight
A number of monasteries along Our Monastery Trail have the option of staying the night. Always check in advance what is possible, some monasteries are only open on certain days. For all locations and up-to-date information, please visit brabantskloosterleven.nl (Dutch language).

There are many hospitable hotels, B&Bs, campsites and other locations where you can stay the night in the trail’s surroundings. You can find an accommodation from this list of places to stay in Brabant. First choose the type of accommodation and then enter the name of the town or village where you want to stay. You will then see a selection of addresses in the area.

Sights on this route

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Abdij Maria Refugie

Vorstenburg 1
5401 AZ Uden
Abdij Maria Refugie
30

Het Kruisherenklooster

Lieve Vrouwenplein 44
5401 EC Uden
53 51 50 28 27 1 2 57 54 53 10 55 56 73 65 36 66 11

Urnenveld Slabroek

Slabroekseweg
5388 Nistelrode
06 01 30 19 24 10

Paalgraven

Paalgraven 1
5342 Oss
17 20 31 32 18 85 79 84 83 82 29 28 3 2 84

Klooster Bethlehem Haren

Kerplein 4
5368 AM Haren
20

Sint Lambertuskerk Haren

Kerkplein 7
5368 AM Haren
62 71 65 60 59 58

Torenstraat 27
5366 BK Megen
56 49

Acropolis

Acropolis
Broeder Everardusplein 1
5366 BE Megen
Sint Servatiuskerk Megen

Sint Servatiuskerk Megen

Schoolstraat 1
5366 AT Megen

Klooster Sint-Josephsberg

Clarastraat 2
5366 AK Megen

Broeder Everarduskapel

Kloosterstraat 6
5366 BH Megen
13

Klooster Sint-Anthonius van Padua

Kloosterstraat 6
5366 BH Megen
Klooster Sint-Anthonius van Padua

Directions

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Abdij Maria Refugie

Vorstenburg 1
5401 AZ Uden
Abdij Maria Refugie
  • Maria Refugie Abbey
    The origins of Maria Refugie Abbey in Uden lie in Rosmalen, on the grounds known as Coudewater. The first foundation of the Order of St Birgitta settled here as early as 1434. The sisters had to leave when 's-Hertogenbosch was taken over by the Protestants. The mother superior sought a suitable place of refuge. Her choice fell on Uden, where an old and dilapidated monastery stood empty. The bakery and the schoolhouse were added in 1714. The schoolhouse was home to a boarding school for young girls, which would enjoy a good reputation as an educational institution for eighty years. Part of the convent is still inhabited. The nuns, called Bridgettines, practise their faith in seclusion.
  • St Anthony of Padua Monastery, Megen
    St Josephsberg convent is inhabited by the Order of the Clares while the Order of the Friars Minor lives in St Anthony's Monastery. When, after the Eighty Years' War, the Catholic faith was banned from public places, the friars travelled around as hawkers to assist Catholics in their religious experience in secret. Until the sixties of the last century they served as teachers. Anyone who has been to Megen has probably noticed the building with the inscription Acropolis; this used to be the school. The flowers and plants in the Hof van Lof (courtyard of praise) tell their own story. The sunflower reminds us of St Francis, who wrote his Sun Song poem. The box tree reminds us of Palm Sunday and of Saint Clare, who received a palm branch from the bishop as a sign of approval and joined Francis on that day.
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Klooster Sint-Anthonius van Padua

Kloosterstraat 6
5366 BH Megen
Klooster Sint-Anthonius van Padua
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