The immediate surroundings of the Johannes-Hoeve have a lot to offer for nature and landscape beauty. The nature areas Dubbroek (a changed Meuse meander), Lang Hout (predominantly swampy) and De Winkel (an alternation of trouser forests, meadows and farmland), with a rich variety of plants and animals, especially birds, are worth mentioning.
Furthermore, the Kesselse Bergen and Crayelheide forest areas, the two Vlasrooth and Mortelsven fens and, of course, the Maas with its landscape forelands.
Located on the Maas, historically characteristic Baarlo is spacious and rich in greenery. The rich history of the village of Baarlo can still be found everywhere. Baarlo, for example, has no fewer than four castles, of which the d'Erp castle (with a watermill next to it and the former public washing place) fulfills a symbolic function for the village.