Welcome to Laarbeek
A stone's throw from Eindhoven and Helmond is the township of Laarbeek, a young municipality that came into existence in 1997. Laarbeek is situated at the junction of the Zuid-Willemvaart and the Wilhelminakanaal. Laarbeek also has several watercourses, fens and pools, a moat, groundwater extraction area and a marina. Nature and water connect the four cores. In the themes of the villages the rural character links through: 'Klokkendorp Aarle-Rixtel', 'Tuindorp Beek en Donk', 'Molendorp Lieshout' and 'Grottendorp Mariahout'. Laarbeek is therefore a real water municipality and lies on the edge of De Peel. It forms the gateway to this nature reserve. It is not surprising that Laarbeek is called 'Waterpoort van De Peel'.
Laarbeek has all the ingredients for a fun day out: beautiful cycling and walking routes, many attractions and charming restaurants and cafes. Take during your visit to Laarbeek a look at the pig stables or stroke newborn calves. Taste the organic products directly from the land. Laarbeek is also rich in cultural history. Take for example the beautiful castles, monasteries, chapels, mills, heritage rooms, old towers and the building of the oldest bell foundry in the world!