Grave, tourist information

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Coat of arms of Grave
Coat of arms of Grave

Number of inhabitants: 8.668
Number of national monuments: 130

Summary of Grave




Grave is a pleasant historic fortified town in the province of North Brabant. With its characteristic and picturesque impression, the town is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and the many terraces give a cozy atmosphere. The town of grave is already mentioned in 1214.


Interesting history of Grave


Behind the church in Grave
Behind the church in Grave

Imagine yourself in the history of Grave, this name comes from canal, or graves. The name of Grave was already mentioned around 1214, so the city has a lot of history. Herman van Cuijk had a castle built in Cuijk, but it was destroyed after which he had a castle built in Grave, around this castle the town of Grave arose.

In 1672 the town of Grave was taken by the French, when the town was reclaimed two years later, much damage was done to the town and the castle was destroyed. After this, it was also decided to tackle and modernize the fortifications as we know a fortified city today. The city has been taken over more often by the French and the Spaniards have also been there, this has resulted in less destruction for Grave, the second world war was also threatening for the city, but fortunately it did not cause any damage. This way you can still see a lot of history today.

The inhabitants here also gave the lead in the fight for human rights by Dr. Wier, also for freedom of religion and the press by Le Sage ten Broek, also for intercontinental aviation by Jan Hondong, nature conservation by Jacobus Thijsse (founder of natural monuments) and care for the blind. Grave is also the birthplace of the mother of the country: Anna van Egmond (first wife Willem van Oranje).


Landmarks in Gravea


The Saint Elisabeth Church in Grave
The Saint Elisabeth Church in Grave

As mentioned before, Grave has remained a well-preserved fortress with picturesque faces. The city still has many beautiful sights, the Hampoort, the Sint-Elisabeth Church, the Maaspoort, the old town hall and the Arsenal. These monuments in the atmosphere of the city make Grave really worth a visit.


Shopping in Grave


The Rogstraat in Grave
The Rogstraat in Grave

Shopping is very pleasant in Grave with the characteristic shops in the center, you can buy something for all your needs. You are also so in for the busier and greater purchasing pleasure Nijmegen (>16km)


Things to do in Gravea


The Scheerstraat in Grave
The Scheerstraat in Grave

In Grave you can go to the interesting Graafs museum or book a city walk, for other activities you can swerve Nijmegen (>16km)


MUSEUMS GRAVEATTRACTIONS GRAVE
  • Graafs Museum, museum with archaeological finds. Click here for the website
  • In Grave you can book a city walk with the local tourist office.
CINEMAS GRAVETHEATERS GRAVE
  • Unfortunately, Grave does not have a cinema, we recommend you for this Nijmegen. to choose

an evening at a Theater then you will have to move to Nijmegen.

 


Nature & parks in Grave


Behind the Arsenal in Grave
Behind the Arsenal in Grave

In the city itself you can enjoy some greenery behind the Arsenal and around the city along the fortifications. The location of Grave on the Maas also invites you to walk along the river and look out over the water. A little east of the city towards Gassel is also a beautiful forest for a nice walk.


Steps in Grave


The Maasstraat in Grave
The Maasstraat in Grave


Grave has my hair cozy appearance and cozy terraces a great opportunity to spend a pleasant evening. However, for the really vibrant nightlife, we recommend Nijmegen .


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