Valkenswaard is green
and a must see for nature lovers
Valkenswaard is the most western municipality of De Groote Heide. It is a vibrant municipality with many activities and events on offer. There are several museums and the Dommel river offers a number of activities for recreation. A special nature area within the municipality is De Malpie. Its diverse landscape alternates between forest, heath, fens and rivers. A GPS tour is a fun and educational way to explore the area.
A beautiful aerial view of the city centre of Valkenswaard, where there's always something going on. Its many bars and restaurants and places of culture have something to offer any visitor to the area.
The many faces of Valkenswaard
Valkenswaard is a vibrant municipality where there's never a dull day. It is a good place to live, work and relax. Why? Easy, because the possibilities in Valkenswaard are endless.
Live life to the fullest!
A museum visit, canoe trip on the Dommel, a nice shopping spree or a refreshing beverage at one of the many outdoor cafes. Almost every single weekend there's something going on in or around the various towns. The city centre comes to life bright and early, before the day has well and truly started. And one doesn't have to travel far to experience the serenity and beauty of De Groote Heide. In other words: there is much to love about Valkenswaard!
About the municipality
Valkenswaard is a municipality in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. This municipality in the Kempen has 30,494 residents on 56.50 km² (of which 1.15 km² water). The municipality in its current form was created in 1934 by merging the then separate municipalities of Valkenswaard, Dommelen and Borkel en Schaft.
Located on the edge of De Malpie nature reserve is the Venberg Water Mill. After a day in the woods its outdoor terrace (in summer) or cafe (in winter) is a welcome place to rest for a while.