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UNESCO biosphere reserve Maasheggen


UNESCO biosphere reserve Maasheggen

This nature reserve has beautiful hawthorn and blackthorn hedges. The hedges in the Maasheggen area are hundreds of years old. Walk along the sandy paths between the meadows full of flowers and enjoy a beautiful piece of nature.

The Maasheggen is also a paradise for birds, which also makes it suitable for bird spotters. Even badgers feel at home here in their castles.

Enjoy walking or cycling from the nature of the Maasheggen. 

UNESCO biosphere status
The Maasheggen has recently been designated as a biosphere area. A premiere for the Netherlands! Biosphere areas are areas with a special status where people and nature come together.

The Maasheggen is the oldest cultural landscape in the Netherlands. Characteristic due to the distribution of the landscape in a large number of small agricultural parcels separated by hawthorn hedges. With this status assignment, the Maasheggen are part of a worldwide network of more than 650 UNESCO biosphere areas. The Maasheggen is the only biosphere area in the Netherlands.

Did you know that the surrounding of Cuijk is a beautiful place to hike and bike? Visit the beautiful Kraaijenbergse Plassen and take a walk besides the gorgeous Maas. 

Go to for hiking- and bike routes. Tip: walk through the rice history of our region, for instance the Roman Route or the Liberation route.