On Wednesday 13 November 2019, the four directors of the ALBERTKNOOP partners, being alderman of Maastricht Gert-Jan Krabbendam, mayor of Lanaken Marino Cologne and deputies of the provinces of Dutch and Belgian Limburg Carla Brugman and Inge Moors, opened a new cross-border cycle path between Lanaken and Maastricht. The 3.2 km long cycle path crosses the national border seven times at this short distance and is situated in a nature connection of approximately 13 ha that is currently being developed within the framework of the strategic project ALBERTKNOOP. This project aims for cross-border area development, with OMGEVING acting as border manager. More information can be found on this website.
The cycle path runs past an important archaeological site that recently came to light during excavations in the context of clay extraction. At this location, a resting place will be set up as a part of the ‘Archeo Route Limburg‘, a network of experience locations which aim to make archaeological finds in the two provinces of Limburg visible in a contemporary way and to tell the stories that lie beneath. It is the first time that an Archeo Route project is being developed on Belgian territory.