Just a little longer and the outdoors will start to draw in again. If you're heading out for a day trip soon, consider Halderberge. If Halderberge means nothing to you, that's not surprising. Maybe Oudenbosch (with its Basilica) Hoeven (with its Bosbad), Bosschenhoofd (Breda Airport), Stampersgat (Suikerfabriek!) and Oud Gastel ( Verwer & Janssen Triathlon) will tell you something more. There is an awful lot to do in this vibrant municipality and easily accessible from all directions!
1. The Basilica of Oudenbosch
The Basilica of Oudenbosch is a scaled-down copy of St Peter's in Rome. A beautiful structure of worldly stature in tiny Oudenbosch. Open 7 days a week with free entry. Climb the spiral staircase with 144 steps to the imposing dome and see the Basilica from a different point of view.
2. Up the paths, into the lanes!
3. Bosbad Hoeven & Waterspeelpark Splesj
4. Cycling and hiking in Halderberge
5. The tastiest local produce
If you choose a cycle route in Brabant, you will encounter a diverse landscape. In the Halderberge region, you will discover 'the land of Sand and Clay'. The soil in this area is a mix of sand and clay soil, ideal for growing vegetables and fruit. Clay is sticky and firm, it is full of nutrients and retains moisture well. Ideal in the dry summer months. Clay soil provides us with flavourful pumpkins and celeriac. The sandy soil is light, the spit goes through it quickly as do plant roots. This but it ideal for asparagus and strawberries. Brabant entrepreneurs and shopkeepers love working with these regional products. After your cycle route through Brabant, settle down on a terrace for a regional dinner.
Create your own route from the regional produce route map. The map shows 14 farms, each with their own speciality. At each location there is an information board about the company and with a bit of luck you can also go to one of the shops to take home that delicious piece of fruit or meat.
6. Along Oudenbosch's pearls
7. Back in time at the Mastboom House
8. Supping together
In and around Halderberge, you will find a lot of water. Perfect for getting active. Hire a canoe or book a sup lesson at Bobla sup. Also highly recommended for a teambuilding, group outing or family day. Finish it off with a BBQ or regional dinner and your day is complete.