Sittard has a population of about 50,000 and is a major town in the southern Dutch province of Limburg.
It is situated in the narrowest part of the Netherlands and is bang on the Dutch-German border. You can easily walk between the Netherlands and Germany just by crossing the street.
The only way you can tell that you have entered a new country is by a border post telling you which country you are in. Sittard is also only a few kilometres from Belgium.
"Cafe "de Gats""
Savour the ancient ambience of a historical pub by enjoying a cold local beer at the Cafe "de Gats" anno 1530.
"South Limburg Map"
A friendly little town in the South
Charlemagne once was in Limburg, the southern province of our country, he was in Sittard as he asked an old local woman in the forrest "what time is it"? she answered 19.30 and than Charlemagne said "that late?" in french it is translated "si tard"? and so, the name Si-ttard came into being... this of course is a legend but its a nice anecdote to introduce the town of sittard. Sittard is a very intersting town, again, real off the beaten path as it comes to vistit the Netherlands but its for some reasons worth it to pay a small visit. its has some interesting things to explore that are unique and therefor its just a pleasant braek and a nice change of scenery.
Sittard is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands since it got its privileges as early as in the 13 th. Century. The town has a lot of monuments and has some interesting musea. It’s a lively town, there are a some towntheaters, lots of pubs (around the old cosy townsquare), and there are many festivities that they celebrate here, such as of course Carnaval. The centre town has old historic buildings such as houses in timber framing style. Must sees are: the Agnetenwal (the old town is still for 75 percent surrounded by a city wall) the Winery Wanenberg (located in the area of Windraak), the Sanderbout fortress (build in the middle ages as a part of the towns fortifications), the Stadsbroeker mill, the St Petrus church (most known for its unique 80 meter high tower), The Domein Museum (is a museum about local history and it contains also contemporary art)
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