Our Monastery Trail Stage 7 Boxeer – Boekel

6 hour 27 minutes (29.0 km)

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This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Boxmeer and Boekel. It runs from the Carmelite Monastery in Boxmeer to Huize Padua in Boekel. On the way you will pass various locations such as the Sint Petrus Basilica and Elsendael 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 monaster…

This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Boxmeer and Boekel. It runs from the Carmelite Monastery in Boxmeer to Huize Padua in Boekel. On the way you will pass various locations such as the Sint Petrus Basilica and Elsendael 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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Carmelite Monastery Boxmeer

Steenstraat 39
5831 JA Boxmeer
Carmelite Monastery Boxmeer

Saint Peter's Basilica

Steenstraat 41
5831 JA Boxmeer

Titus Brandsma Memorial

Titus Brandsmaplein
5342 EN Boxmeer
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Elsendael Convent

Dr. Peelenstraat 6
5831 EG Boxmeer
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Klooster Elsendael

Brink 8
5845 BH Sint Anthonis

Heilige Antonius Abt-kerk

Brink 10
5845 BH Sint Anthonis
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Sint Anthonisbos

Sint Anthonis
45 47 48 62 61 64 90 69 85 88 87 81
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Huize Padua / Museum de Kluis

Kluisstraat 2
5427 EM Huize Padua
Huize Padua / Museum de Kluis

Directions

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Carmelite Monastery Boxmeer

Steenstraat 39
5831 JA Boxmeer
Carmelite Monastery Boxmeer
  • Carmelite Monastery Boxmeer
    It is thanks to Count Albert of Bergh and Countess Madeleine of Cusance that there is a Carmelite monastery here. After the Peace of Münster (1648), freely practising the Catholic faith was prohibited in the Republic. Boxmeer had different laws, which is why many Catholics came here. The count and countess saw a good opportunity for founding a monastery, a place to take care of these Catholics. The thing that makes the monastery in Boxmeer exceptional are the beautiful stained glass windows, likely designed by Abraham van Diepenbeeck. One of the windows depicts a miraculous scene. The story goes that around 1400 a priest had doubts about his faith, until the day that he saw wine turn into blood during a mass.
  • Huize Padua and museum De Kluis
    Halfway through the 18th century a group of believers moved to Boekel. Their new home was called Huize Padua (house of Padua), popularly known as De Kluis (the safe). They taught Catholic children. They had to stop doing this in 1878, when the law stipulated that only people with a teaching qualification were allowed to teach. From then on the friars dedicated themselves to the care of the mentally ill. They were the first Dutch congregation to engage in psychiatry. With their activities in Boekel they laid the foundation for the current mental health care system in the east of Brabant. If you now walk past Huize Padua you will not see just a building, but a lively estate. The site is still in use for people with a mental disability. De Kluis now houses museum De Kluis.
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Huize Padua / Museum de Kluis

Kluisstraat 2
5427 EM Huize Padua
Huize Padua / Museum de Kluis
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