Bicycle tour 'Met de Beekmannen op stap'

(38.0 km)

Distance: 20, 25 or 38 km 
Itinerary: Deurne, Griendtsveen, Helenaveen and Liessel   

The themed bicycle tour 'Met de Beekmannen op stap' will have you visit the Peel reserve and the villages of Deurne, Griendtsveen, Helenaveen and Liessel. You cycle through the beautiful Deurne Peel and Mariapeel and see the former peat cutting settlement of Griendtsveen, a picturesque village with numerous little bridges and monuments. Cycling along the Helenavaart you enter, Helenaveen, another former peat cutting settlement. The village was acclaimed as the greenest village of the Netherlands in 2009. The tour ends at the charming marketplace in Deurne, where there are numerous monuments and pleasant terraces.   

Along the way you 'meet' Toon Kortooms, who wrote the books Help, de d…

Distance: 20, 25 or 38 km 
Itinerary: Deurne, Griendtsveen, Helenaveen and Liessel   

The themed bicycle tour 'Met de Beekmannen op stap' will have you visit the Peel reserve and the villages of Deurne, Griendtsveen, Helenaveen and Liessel. You cycle through the beautiful Deurne Peel and Mariapeel and see the former peat cutting settlement of Griendtsveen, a picturesque village with numerous little bridges and monuments. Cycling along the Helenavaart you enter, Helenaveen, another former peat cutting settlement. The village was acclaimed as the greenest village of the Netherlands in 2009. The tour ends at the charming marketplace in Deurne, where there are numerous monuments and pleasant terraces.   

Along the way you 'meet' Toon Kortooms, who wrote the books Help, de dokter verzuipt and Beekman and Beekman a.o. He grew up in Deurne and Griendtsveen and the Peel reserve inspired his numerous Peel novels.  Tip: make a stop along the way at the Toon Kortooms park for a closer look. 

You can order this route directly in our web shop The full-colour key map with background information is also available at € 1.50 at Deurne Tourist Information Office, or you can download the gpx.   

Sights on this route

Starting point: Centrum Deurne
Markt 1
5751 BE Deurne
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Haageind castle grounds

Kasteeldomein Haageind
Haageind 37
5751 BB Deurne
Haageind castle grounds
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Toon Kortooms Park

Toon Kortooms Park
Griendtsveenseweg 80
5753 SB Deurne
Toon Kortooms Park
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Protected rural area of Griendtsveen

Beschermd dorpsgezicht Griendtsveen
St. Barbarastraat
5766 Griendtsveen
Protected rural area of Griendtsveen
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Herberg de Morgenstond

Herberg de Morgenstond
Sint Barbarastraat 35
5766 PC Griendtsveen
Herberg de Morgenstond
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Hoeve Willem III Handcrafted Ice Cream

Hoeve Willem III Ambachtelijk IJs
Soemeersingel 127
5759 RD Helenaveen
Hoeve Willem III Handcrafted Ice Cream
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Koningshoeves

Koningshoeves
Soemeersingel
5759 RD Helenaveen
Koningshoeves
7

Cafetaria & Eethuis 't Veen

Cafetaria & Eethuis 't Veen
Soemeersingel 3
5759 RB Helenaveen
Cafetaria & Eethuis 't Veen
8

Hotel Restaurant In d'Ouwe Peel

Hotel Restaurant In d'Ouwe Peel
Oude Peelstraat 2
5759 PC Helenaveen
Hotel Restaurant In d'Ouwe Peel
27
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Protected rural area Helenaveen

Beschermd dorpsgezicht Helenaveen
Oude Peelstraat
5759 PC Helenaveen
Protected rural area Helenaveen
10

Golden helmet site

Vindplaats Gouden Helm
Centurioweg
5759 PH Helenaveen
Golden helmet site
30 71
11

'De Volksvriend' mill with baker's cottage

Molen De Volksvriend met bakhuisje
Esdoornhof 30
5757 AN Liessel
'De Volksvriend' mill with baker's cottage
12

Grand-Café De Hoofdzaak

Grand-Café De Hoofdzaak
Hoofdstraat 99
5757 AL Liessel
Grand-Café De Hoofdzaak
43
13

Liessel forest

Liesselse bossen
Hoekseweg
5757 SK Liessel
Liessel forest
19
14

De Wieger Deurne

Oude Liesselseweg 29
5751 WN Deurne
De Wieger Deurne
15

St. Willibrordus church in the centre of Deurne

St. Willibrorduskerk Deurne Centrum
Markt 9
5751 BE Deurne
St. Willibrordus church in the centre of Deurne
17
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Grand Café Beekman & Beekman

Grand Café Beekman & Beekman
Markt 8
5751 BE Deurne
Grand Café Beekman & Beekman
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End point: Centrum Deurne
Markt 1
5751 BE Deurne
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