Our Monastery Trail Stage 1 ‘s-Hertogenbosch - Heeswijk

5 hour (22.5 km)

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This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between 's-Hertogenbosch and Heeswijk. It runs from city monastery San Damiano in 's-Hertogenbosch to the Abbey of Berne in Heeswijk. On the way you will pass various locations such as former monastery Mariënburg and St John's Cathedral. You can also explore confraternity house Zwanenbroedershuis and Heeswijk Castle. 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
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This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between 's-Hertogenbosch and Heeswijk. It runs from city monastery San Damiano in 's-Hertogenbosch to the Abbey of Berne in Heeswijk. On the way you will pass various locations such as former monastery Mariënburg and St John's Cathedral. You can also explore confraternity house Zwanenbroedershuis and Heeswijk Castle. 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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Stadsklooster San Damiano

Van der Does de Willeboissingel 12
5211 CB ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Stadsklooster San Damiano

Voormalig klooster Mariënburg

Sint Janssingel 92 - 96
5211 DA 's-Hertogenbosch
Poort Hof van St. Truiden

Poort Hof van St. Truiden

Uilenburgstraatje
5211 ED 's-Hertogenbosch
Voormalig Minderbroedersklooster

Voormalig Minderbroedersklooster

Minderbroederstraat
5211 EL 's Hertogenbosch

Sint-Janskathedraal

Torenstraat 16
5211KK Den Bosch
Heilig Geesthuis

Heilig Geesthuis

Hinthamerstraat 72
5211 MR 's-Hertogenbosch

Het Zwanenbroedershuis

Hinthamerstraat 94
5211 MS 's-Hertogenbosch
Voormalig Gesticht Reinier van Arkel

Voormalig Gesticht Reinier van Arkel

Hinthamerstraat 203
5211 MN 's-Hertogenbosch

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Jeroen Boschplein 2
5211 ML 's-Hertogenbosch

Groot Tuighuis / voormalige Sint Jacobskerk

Bethaniestraat 4
5211 LJ 's-Hertogenbosch
83 87 88

Landgoed Coudewater

Berlicumseweg 8
5248 NT Rosmalen
89 56 69 11 9 47 8 7 40 37 93 20
Castle Heeswijk

Castle Heeswijk

Kasteel 4
5473 VA Heeswijk Dinther
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Abbey of Berne

Abdijstraat 49
5473 AD Heeswijk
Abbey of Berne

Directions

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Stadsklooster San Damiano

Van der Does de Willeboissingel 12
5211 CB ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Stadsklooster San Damiano
  • City Monastery San Damiano
    City Monastery San Damiano is a unique collaboration of various orders within the Franciscan family. Franciscans, Capuchins, Poor Clares and members of the Third Order live together in the monastery. They each live by their own rule, yet under one roof. The Franciscan Movement, an association that propagates the ideas of Francis and Clare of Assisi in an accessible way in society, is housed in the same building. This makes City Monastery San Damiano a unique Franciscan centre.
  • Abbey of Berne
    This abbey was originally founded in the Dutch hamlet of Berne, but due to war and plundering it finally found its home in Heeswijk in 1857. Whereas other monastic communities focus on God in seclusion, the Premonstratensians choose to go out into the world. Their motto is Berna ut lucerna; may Berne spread the light. This open attitude is visible in the abbey complex. No high walls but a driveway and a gate without doors - connected to the world. Vita Mixta, as the Premonstratensians call it. The fact that the Premonstratensians know what is happening in society is shown by a new initiative; the sale of their own abbey beer.
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Abbey of Berne

Abdijstraat 49
5473 AD Heeswijk
Abbey of Berne
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