Cycling route along Princesses, Witches and Mary

Start location: Museum van de Vrouw
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6101 AP
Echt
Woman cycles through Thorn's narrow, white streets during the Cycling route along Princesses, Witches and Mary

Cycle route

Length: 42.5 km.
Cycle along the intriguing cycling route along Princesses, Witches and Mary from Echt to Roermond, where the focus lies on the impressive and sometimes grim history of women. During the cycle route, discover the stories of women, their strength and the injustice that was done to them.

Start location: Museum van de Vrouw

The starting signal for this special route falls in Echt, at the Cultuurhuis Edith Stein, named after the Jewish philosopher. Here you will find the Museum van de Vrouw, where a unique exhibition traces the timeline of Dutch women. By (electric) bike, you continue through the gently rolling Central Limburg countryside. A ferry across the Meuse brings you to De Spaenjerd in Ophoven, Belgium, where a delicious lunch on the sunny terrace awaits.

'Women's town' Thorn

Further on in the 'women's town' of Thorn, known for its white-painted houses, abbey church and monumental buildings, you will discover a history of women who led the little state for eight hundred years. Stud women and abbess queens ruled here over 'stud ladies' of high birth, groomed for life at court.

Witches in Roermond

In Roermond, after a trip through a landscape full of Marian chapels and views, the city reveals a dark history on the Galgenberg. Here, in 1613, as many as 64 people were burned at the stake for witchcraft, the largest witch conviction in the Netherlands.

The Cuypershuis

A visit to museum the Cuypershuis offers a glimpse into the influential role of women in the family life and career of the famous Roermond architect Pierre Cuypers. His wife Antoinette Albderdingk Thijm is honoured for her contribution to his success.

Cycling route along Princesses, Witches and Mary

The Cycling Route along Princesses, Witches and Mary not only offers a beautiful bike ride through a varied landscape, but also reveals the stories of strong women in art, faith, affairs of state and family. An unforgettable experience, for both men and women.

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Route: 35-50 km.
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