Cuijk was already an important road junction in Roman times. For example, the Romans built a large bridge over the Maas, and that's why Cuijk prospered. Cuijk itself is a nice place to visit, but the river-rich environment, the woods and De Kraaijenbergse Plassen will also provide the ultimate holiday feeling!
The Sint-Martinuskerk in Cuijk is an absolute eye-catcher, as is the Monastery of Sint-Agatha. The history of this monastery dates back to 1315 and is the oldest monastery in the Netherlands that still has an authentic function. Monks still live there. If you want to know more about the history of Cuijk, visit Museum Ceuclum where you will find objects from the Bronze Age and Roman times. You can also climb the tower via spiral staircases and wooden ladders.
You can shop to 'till you drop in the cozy streets of Cuijk. For the best shopping experience you go to the Kerkstraat, Waaistraat, Fraterstraat and the Maasbrug shopping center.
There have been many fights in the area around Cuijk since the time of the Romans. Many roads converged at Land van Cuijk, making this a well-known junction. The fact that Cuijk and the surrounding area prospered was reflected in the construction of castles, such as Tongelaar Castle. Explore the picturesque landscape full of meadows, rivers and rustic villages by bicycle. Take a look at the Maasdijken and the Maasheggen near Boxmeer, which once served as a boundary.
And then there are the Kraaijenbergse Plassen: seven large lakes where you can swim and sail. In the Land of Cuijk you will also find forests such as the Sint Anthonis Staatsbossen and the Overloonse bossen where you can go mountain biking. A visit to Zoo Parc Overloon animal park is highly recommended for children. In Overloon you will also find an open-air theater and a lot of history, because there were a lot of fights in this area during the Second World War.
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