The Mookerheide

Discover the 'backyard' of Van der Valk de Molenhoek - Nijmegen: De Mookerheide. In this beautiful nature reserve you can enjoy peace and quiet and many walking and cycling routes. Ask at our reception for these routes and they will gladly help you. A nature reserve with vast heathlands, beautiful forests and a rich history! A beautiful area that is well worth a visit.

In the forests on the Mookerheide you can spot different birds, during the day you can listen to different species of woodpeckers and in the evening the nightjar might appear. At the end of summer, starting in August, the moors turn a beautiful purple. These heathlands are an ideal habitat for reptiles such as sand lizards, snakes and hazelworms. In addition, beautiful Schootse Highlanders can be found on the Mookerheide. Perhaps you can get them in front of the lens and take a beautiful picture.

At Van der Valk Hotel de Molenhoek we rent out bicycles, with which you can make a beautiful bicycle tour across the Mookerheide. Do you prefer walking? We also have several hiking trails. Feel free to ask at the reception.