Surroundings

The farmhouse is situated in a rural environment, on a dike protecting the polder from the river Waal, in the natural reserve of Gelderse Poort (the gateway to Gelderen).

From the back, the fields and distant hill side of Berg en Dal (a glacial till from the latest ice age), offer a grand rolling view of the surroundings. The view form the front gives you a tremendous impression of the broadest river in the Netherlands with cargo ships slowy steaming to and from Germany.

A perfect setting for long walks and bicycle tours.

In Ooij, there are a supermarket, bars and restaurants, such as the cosy restaurant Oortjeshekken. In the beautiful villages of Beek-Ubbergen and Berg en Dal, there are many more restaurants and opportunities to roam the landscape and surroundings.

Nijmegen within 10 minutes drive

A ten minute drive will take you to Nijmegen; the oldest city of the Netherlands with a rich history, dating back to the Roman era, several monuments and sights, a broad offering in cultural activities and several special events sucht as the Four Days marches in July.

There are several natural reserves in the surrounding area and diverse landscapes: along the Waal and Maas the floodplains with winding dikes, ponds and pastures. The glacial till at the foot of Berg en Dal hosts several accessible forests with zigzagging paths, lovely vistas, vales and climbs, Heather-fields and grasslands.

Centrally situated

15 minutes to the highway to Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam or take a shortcut to Germany and be in Kleve in 40 minutes. It is approxumately 30 minutes from and to the international airport of Weeze wiht flights coming in from many large airorts in Europe.

Other cities:

Koln/ Dusseldorf  1 hour
Amsterdam/Rotterdam 1 hour en 20 minutes
Den bosch 30 minutes

Public transport:
Within 5 minutes walking, there is a bus stop from where a bus will take you to Nijmegen centre in about 20 minutes.

General information:

http://www.vvvarnhemnijmegen.nl/rijk-van-nijmegen
http://www.staatsbosbeheer.nl/natuurgebieden/gelderse-poort

And the environment offers much more fun! Some suggestions:
In Berg en Dal there are a couple of excellent restaurants, have a walk in ‘Heerlijkheid Beek’ (an old baronial park, to wet the appetite).
Wander around in the Afrikamuseum or Orientalis, take the children to amusement park Tivoli and feast on the pancakes in Heksendans (“the Witch’s dance”) or the Duivelsberg (“the Devil’s mountain, in the middle of a forest where you can also take beautiful walks).
Cycle around, take long walks in the polder and the woods: ANWB Ooij, try these sites for walking routes: Wandelroutes Ooij and when half way: Oortjeshekken or Millinger Theetuin.

Tourist Office of Ooij here. Rent a bike: here and here.

In Groesbeek, visit the brewery of D’n Drul not just for the marvellous beers but also for a very decent bite and snack. Or visit de Zuidmolen (“the Southern wind mill”) for bio-products, have moment’s reflection at the Canadian War Memorial* along the much cycled Zevenheuvelenweg. For those into golf: the largest and certainly the most beautiful golf-course of the Netherlands: Het Rijk van Nijmegen.

Tripadvisor of the enviroment: HERE. A little further on in Arnhem there is the Open Air Museum, Burgers Zoo en Ouwehands  zoo in Rhenen.

And last but not least: Nijmegen! Museum het Valkhof, Natuurmuseum (museum of natural history), Valkhof park, Kronenburg park, the city centre (plans of the city), taste the great beers of brewery De Hemel at the Franseplaats and end your day in restaurant Plaats 1.

For more on Nijmegen: MORE.

* for guided tours of WW II sites see: Guided Tours and for more WW II memorial : Bevrijdingsmuseum (freedom museum).

N.B. Groceries: the SPAR in Ooij will provide you with the basic necessities and the PLUS in Beek-Ubbergen with more.

Contact & route

Address:

Erlecomsedam 84
6577 JE Erlecom

Phone:
+31 (0) 6 549 409 42

E-mail:
reservering@vakantiehuis-nijmegen.nl