Heerlijck Vrij in Gemert-Bakel!

Welcome to Gemert-Bakel, Vrije Heerlijckheid in de Peel!

The origins of "Gemert-Bakel, Heerlijck Vrij" lie in its rich history: the area around Gemert had a specific sovereign status as Heerlijckheid from the beginning of the 13th century. This Heerlijckheid was characterised by various privileges and freedoms, such as religious freedom and other (freeer) legislation.

Particularly the (positive) feeling and the atmosphere (enjoy/Burgundian) of a Heerlijckheid are important in this respect. As part of the Teutonic Order, the area used to be a refuge for many, with an atmosphere of freedom. Trade also used to fall under this Heerlijckheid of which the castle is the most important physical legacy. Bakel and Milheeze were also a Heerlijckheid for a long time.


What shouldn't be missed in Gemert-Bakel?

Which places shouldn't be missed during a day out or weekend break in the municipality of Gemert-Bakel and de Peel? On our website we list everything for you! Enjoy the pre-fun and come to Gemert-Bakel!



Your visit to Gemert-Bakel starts at the tourist office.

Your stay in Gemert-Bakel starts at the tourist office. For packages, ticket sales, routes, gift vouchers and regional products.
Feel free to step in for tourist information about Gemert-Bakel and the Peel region, or for a nice cycling or walking route.
The team of enthusiastic VVV staff is happy to provide advice and information. The VVV store is located on the Ridderplein in Gemert!
You are most welcome!

VVV Store

What to do in Gemert-Bakel?

In the Vrije Heerlijckheid Gemert-Bakel there are countless possibilities to entertain yourselves for one or more days. How about a visit to Boerenbondsmuseum Gemert? Throughout the center of Gemert you will find beautiful buildings of which many are listed as monuments. Furthermore, the surroundings of Gemert give you the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty on foot or by bike. Look here what to do and where you can stay.

Eating, going out and sleeping in Gemert-Bakel

  • Eating and going out

    Looking for a restaurant or eatery in Gemert-Bakel? Here you will find various eateries for lunch or dinner. Going out is a party in Brabant!

    Eating and going out
  • Staying the night

    Looking for a good bed, a nice camping or a cosy B&B? In Gemert-Bakel there is something for everyone!

    Staying the night

Even more to do in Gemert-Bakel

Practical info