Learn all about nature
What could be more fun than going outside together and discovering nature with a scoop net in your hand or recognising benthic animals on a search board? The Nature and Environment Centre De IJzeren Man organises all kinds of activities for young and old about nature, the environment and sustainability.
Inside, various activities challenge you to think about nature. The petting hall is a great success with children. In the corridor, there are taxidermy mounts that you can carefully pet. There is also an aquarium, made available by Waterschap Limburg, in which swim fish that live in the Tungelroyse stream.
Discover the garden of Nature and Environment Centre De IJzeren Man
The Nature and Environment Centre has a large garden, which changes colour every season. There is an insect garden, herb garden, tiny forest, climate garden and a stone garden with large stones from the Ice Age. The paths lead you past benches, picnic tables, bridges, groundwater gauge, the weather hut and a beehive. In the herb garden, you can taste and smell the different herbs.
Kempen~Broek Border Park
The Nature and Environment Centre is one of the gateways to the Kempen~Broek Border Park. This cross-border landscape park of 25,000 ha stretches across the Netherlands and Belgium.