Weert-Thorn and back

Fietscafé Hoeve Lieshout
Breijbaan 30
6005 NE
Weert
The abbey church rises above the white houses of Thorn
The white houses of Thorn

Cycle route

Cycle route 54.2 km. One moment you are cycling through wooded countryside and the next you are passing through one of the typical Limburg villages. This cross-border cycle route leads you to the white town of Thorn.

One of the pearls of Limburg is the white town of Thorn. The town is known for its striking white-painted houses, monumental buildings and authentic cobbled streets. The Abbey Church of Thorn towers high above the white houses.

For 800 years Thorn was a miniature principality where 33 abbess queens ruled the roost. The little state had its own jurisdiction and minted its own currency.  The arrival of the French in 1794 brought an end to this. The French introduced a tax based on the size of the windows. More windows in the house meant a higher tax. The poor people bricked up the windows to reduce their tax burden.  To hide the 'scars of poverty', the houses were painted white.

Properties
Route: 50-75 km.
Numbered junction network route
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Marked route

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
0,15km
Terrace
 
2,02km
Places of interest
 
2,30km
Places of interest
 
2,98km
Places of interest
 
3,02km
Park/Garden
 
3,06km
Places of interest
 
3,07km
Terrace
 
3,07km
Terrace
 
3,09km
Places of interest
 
3,10km
Park/Garden
 
3,11km
Places of interest
 
3,11km
Ice cream parlour
 
3,12km
Places of interest
 
3,12km
Park/Garden
 
3,13km
Terrace
 
3,13km
Lunchroom
 
 
3,13km
Lunchroom
 
3,14km
Park/Garden
 
3,15km
Places of interest
 
3,15km
Places of interest
 
3,15km
Places of interest
 
3,18km
Restaurant
 
3,18km
Restaurant
 
3,18km
Places of interest
 
3,21km
Places of interest
 
3,21km
Places of interest
 
3,21km
Places of interest
 
3,24km
Restaurant
 
3,28km
Park/Garden
 
3,28km
Park/Garden
 
3,31km
Restaurant
 
3,32km
Places of interest
3,34km
Places of interest
 
3,35km
Park/Garden
 
3,37km
Places of interest
 
3,43km
Hotel
 
3,48km
Places of interest
 
3,49km
Places of interest
 
3,52km
Places of interest
 
3,70km
Park/Garden
 
3,79km
Places of interest
 
3,84km
Park/Garden
 
3,94km
Places of interest
 
4,01km
Places of interest
 
4,24km
Places of interest
 
4,29km
Places of interest