Walk around Boxtel & Liempde, The Netherlands

Today we took a walk along the old abandoned train line from the house to the a small pub we visited at Christmas.  There are many walks in Brabant region posted online.

To make it more interesting, Maebh created a list of items we all had to search for during the walk.  It included things like a bee, trash, horse, butterfly, animal footprints, grafitti, and even a BMW.

Under a bridge was a lot of grafitti and it was actually nice work but still difficult to ‘read it’!

Of course, upon arrival it was CLOSED for another 50 minutes so we decided to walk the road back to Liempde where we got caught in a hailstorm so took cover under the bridge but the walk back was three times as long as the walk there but it was still fun and we all got some excercise.

The kids came across and old cycle used on the tracks and a chanook helicopter flew over so those were the highlights.

Next time we are in The Netherlands, we’ll try again.

Kribkesroute Liempde, Netherlands

Kribkesroute Liempde, Netherlands

From mid- December to the first Sunday in January, the Kribkes route takes place in Liempde in Brabant.  This year there was about 230 nativity scenes along the Kribkes route  which is the largest Christmas stables route in the Netherlands. The Kribkes route consists of three walking routes and a special wheelchair-friendly and children’s route.

Following the route (green arrows) you’ll find different Nativity scenes some more creative than others.

There was a tractor which brought you around but the group said it would be “too cold“.  Then when we saw the train it was that the windows were covered with plastic to keep you warm, it became “impossible to see much”  Unless it stops and you get out walk a street and get back on but couldn’t convince anyone to take the tractor regardless of the windows in or out.

A few streets and to the pub for a drink was the agenda.

The route is mapped out here on the card.

Here are some photos.