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Asten in the ‘Peel’

Asten; a cosy Brabant village in the beautiful Peel

The Groote Peel National Park and the Strabrechtse Heide are within walking and cycling distance of the hotel and is a perfect starting point for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts but also the culture lovers. The terrain is varied with inaccessible peat swamps, lakes, heath land, birches, open plains, and sand ridges. It’s a true paradise for nature lovers, cyclists and hikers. The tranquillity of the Groote Peel also attracts more than a hundred species of breeding birds and migratory birds. Do you prefer to learn more about the environment. This is possible in ‘De Pelen’ visitor centre of Staatsbosbeheer [the Dutch forestry commission] or in the Museum ‘Klok & Peel’ in Asten. The cosy Peel villages: Deurne, Helenaveen, Griendtsveen are worth visiting. Don’t forget Someren with the beautiful Strabrechtse Heide.

Do you prefer the urban spark?

Helmond is not far from Asten. This small city has a good number of shops, cinemas, theatre and nicely weekly market. Eindhoven is home of Philips, and ASML, and with Brainport Industries, the high tech mainport of the Netherlands, is only 15 minutes by car. This centre of design – the Design Acadamy is located in Eindhoven and the annual Dutch Design Week is being organised – is also a fantastic city where shopping is great! Venloy is 20 minutes by car from Asten, and the Designer Outlet in Roermond of the British McArthur Glen only half an hour by car.