The largest and, according to many visitors, most enchanting flower gardens in the Benelux: Kasteeltuinen Arcen (Arcen Castle Gardens). On this centuries-old, 32-hectare country estate whose beating heart is its castle, treat yourself to a dazzling, constantly changing interplay of colour and scent.
Kasteeltuinen Arcen: nature shows the latest fashions!
Daily from april to October
10.00 - 18.00 hrs.
March and November closing 1 hour earlier.
December, January and February only in the weekends 10.00- 17.00 hrs.
Entrance fees high season
Adults € 10,50
Children (4 to 14 yrs) € 5,25
Seniors and handicapt € 9,50
Low season half price.
Schans 3-5, Arcen, 5944 AE, nl
Good for: Solo
Raadhuisplein 6, Arcen, 5944 AH, The Netherlands
Good for: Business
Roobeekweg 1, , Arcen, Limburg 5944 EZ
Good for: Families
Lingsforterweg 49, Arcen, 5944-BB, nl
Good for: Couples
Klein Vink 4, Arcen, 5944, The Netherlands
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Lovely cheese board to go with the beer. Brie, raclette cheese (Swiss) and blue cheese with rye bread.
Cost € 7,25
One of the most wonderful pubs that I know is right across the Hertog Jan brewery.
Favorite Dish: I had a dark brown beer (Oud Bruin) of 2.5%
It cost € 1,75
14 Reviews and Opinions
Hertog Jan Brewery
Kruisweg 43, 5944 EM Arcen
Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs.
Take a guided tour through the old Beer Brewery and taste the beer afterwards in 'De Proeverij'. You can also buy the beer for drinking it at home.
Please make a reservation first at their website!
Please promis me one thing: TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AFTER TRYING THE BEERS.
Unfortunately I could not make pictures inside the place but I enjoyed myself immensely. The pools all have special features for massage or just floating around. It was fun to be in the outside pool while it rained heavily.
We had reserved a programme and were welcomed with coffee and cake while everything was explained. Then we spent 4 hours in the pools, steambaths, sauna's and bubble baths and were offered lunch. After that we lay on some vulcanic mud and then had our backs massaged.
Equipment: The mineral water may irritate your skin a little so take a good cream and use it afterwards.
I also took a scrub glove because all that water and steam makes your skin soft enough for a good scrub.
I felt wonderful after this "beauty day".
Arcen has wonderful spa baths which are very popular.
The water comes from 892 metres deep and contains fluoride, sulphite and jodium. It has a special quality and is very relaxing and useful in a therapeutic way.
There are 4 outside pools and one inside pool. There are sauna's (mixed), a beauty center, physiofitness for healthy excercise.
Equipment: Bathing suit, slippers, towel.
The website has various interesting offers, so check those out.
Entry for 2,5 hrs is € 10 and for 4 hrs is € 15..
The thermal baths (www.thermaalbad.nl)
The brewery (www.hertogjanproeverij.nl)
The watermill and distillery (www.ijsvogel.com)
The castle gardens (www.kasteeltuinen.nl)
Fondest memory: There wasn't much room to park the car at the watermill distillery IJsvogel so I parked it right in front on the road.