Roermond Travel Guide

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Roermond Things to Do

  • Visit the VVV (tourist information...

    In the Netherlands, tourist information offices are called the VVV. The Roermond VVV is in the city center -- a few blocks from the central train station. They can provide you with helpful information about Roermond and the surrounding area.

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  • See the Rattentoren

    The Rattentoren ('Rat's tower') is Roermond's last surviving tower that was part of the city wall from the medieval period. As was common in medieval times, the city of Roermond was surrounded by a wall with lookout towers as part of its fortification system.

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  • Learn More About Operation Blackcock

    Operation Blackcock was the code name for a military mission by Allied forces in World War II. It was conducted by the 2nd British Army in January 1945. The operation, named after the Scottish black male grouse, took place throughout the Roer River area including Roermond. The website link contains more information about this event in World War II...

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  • See Statue of P.J.H. Cuypers in the...

    P.J.H. (Pierre) Cuypers was a famous architect who lived from 1827 to 1921. He was born in Roermond, but he is most famous for buildings that he designed elsewhere such as the Amsterdam Central Train Station. In Roermond, Cuypers, re-designed and restored the Munsterkerk. In a controversial move, he added two new Romanesque style towers. Some...

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  • See the Roermond Town Hall

    The facade of the Roermond town hall is in the Baroque style. Since they were having a fair throughout the city center during my visit, I saw the town hall surrounded by rides, games, and other amusements.

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  • See the Roer River

    In Roermond, the Roer River flows into the larger Maas River (aka Meuse River). On the day of my visit, I took a quiet and pleasant stroll by the Roer River.

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  • Take a Walk Near the Harbor

    There is a small harbor near where the Roer River meets the Maas River. In this harbor, there are lots of boats. On the day of my trip, I took a pleasant walk near the harbor. If you want to sit and enjoy great views of the harbor, you can stop at a restaurant named the Nautilus.

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  • See the St. Christoffel Cathedral

    Built in the 15th Century, the St. Christoffel Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Roermond. Unfortunately, it was largely destroyed in World War II. It has subsequently been restored with a modern spire in Baroque style. I did not view the interior, but I hear that it is quite stunning.

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  • See the Exterior of the Munsterkerk

    The Munsterkerk (Munster Church) is located in the Roermond city center. It is the most important example of late-Romanesque architecture in the Netherlands, and it is the last big Romanesque church that was ever built in the country. The church design was changed several times, and much of its current appearance is the result of extensive...

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Roermond Restaurants

  • Great little café in the city center

    Since I didn't eat breakfast at my hotel in Düsseldorf (because it wasn't included in the price through Expedia), I stopped at a small café in the Roermond city center named Bakerstreet. I have since learned that it is a restaurant chain in the Netherlands.To drink, I ordered a large fresh orange juice. I love fresh orange juice -- and this was the...

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  • Great cafe at the McArthur Glen Designer...

    La Place is a self-service cafe in the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet where you can purchase food and drinks. I saw another La Place in Maastricht, so the cafe in Roermond is apparently part of a chain.There is a wide variety to choose from -- including fresh fruit, fresh-squeezed juices, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Thinking back fondly on the...

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  • Great "Chip Shop" Overlooking the...

    I enjoyed some fries (chips) with peanut satay sauce at a small "chip shop" named Friet Antje. I ate my fries with chocolate milk outside on the sidewalk overlooking the lovely Munsterplein. Fries

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Roermond Nightlife

  • See the movies

    There are 2 cinema's in Roermond, there's a small and old one in the center called Royalline. If you walk from the station into the center it's at your left.The bigger one is called Foroxity and is right at the Outletcenter, it's your average modern cinema with good seatings and yes they 3D movies.

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  • Music festival

    Someone on the Roermond forum asked about the Solar Weekend. I can't say much about it, save that it seems to be a rock festival. The nearest hotels to the venue are in Roermond, of which TheaterHotel De Oranjerie, Kloosterwandplein 12-16 NL - 6041 JA Roermond looks to be the nearest at 3.5 kms. It is also 500 metres from the train station. Put in...

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  • Theatre de Oranjerie

    De Oranjerie is the Theathre of Roermond. The complex also hosts a bar, restaurant and hotel. Considering the size of Roermond, the theathre attracts a good deal of large productions and the program is quite filled. See the website for more information.

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Roermond Transportation

  • Train connections

    Roermond is one of the many cities in the Netherlands with Intercity connections.The following options are available by train:Northbound:2x Hourly to Venlo (0:20) & Nijmegen (1hr), local commutertrain.4x Hourly to Weert-Eindhoven (0:30), Utrecht (1:30), onwrads to Amsterdam area:-- 2x Hourly trains will continue from Utrecht directly towards...

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  • Parking

    For a visit to Roermond the easiest (and cheapest) parking is on the grounds of McArthurGlen Outlet. It's a huge parking lot in front of the shopping centre and the price is 2 euro for a whole day. It's a short 3 min. walk to the historical centre of Roermond.

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Roermond Shopping

  • Market Square

    Very small Gift shop in the market square, the ower is pleasent and takes the time to listern to an Englishman talking in terrible Dutch/German English. Well worth a visit and i will again. Local food produceGlass Gifts

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  • Cheap branded goods

    An outlet mall on open air, with shops selling clothes from known brands. Overall you can find stuff here a lot cheaper than in neighbouring Germany, and this is probably why so many Germans come here. clothes, home stuff, electronic stuff this depends on what you want to buy

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  • Outlet Center with Top Designer Brands

    For the German VTers that I met on my trip, the biggest attraction was the McArthur Glen Designer Outlets. Outside this shopping center, there is a large parking lot. Also, you can easily reach the outlets by foot from the train station. If you walk, you need to go through a small pedestrian tunnel under a major roadway.There are many stores with...

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Roermond Local Customs

  • Christoffel Bier

    Christoffel Bier is brewed in Roermond. There are two main varieties, Christoffel Blond and Christoffel Robertus. Christoffel is a relatively young brewery, founded in 1986. Christoffel brews according to the German “Reinheitsgebot von 1516”, which means the brewing process takes place in a completely natural way. Around the year 1990, Christoffel...

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  • Heineken

    When I found out that The Dinner Inn connected to my hotel did not have Christoffel, I "settled" for a Heineken. The fact that Heineken is the standard local brew on tap is proof of how great the Netherlands is for beer.Heineken is a 5% abv pale lager, made of purified water, malted barley, hops, and yeast that is force carbonated. It is refreshing...

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  • Limburgish language

    While Dutch is the official and foremost language of the Netherlands, Limburgish is the regional language in the Province of Limburg. The attached Wikipedia entry provides detailed information about this local language that is still used in certain areas.

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Roermond Warnings and Dangers

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    by elPierro Written Sep 8, 2006

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    If you think of places you might lose your car or bike, you'd be thinking of Amsterdam. Well Amsterdam not the most criminal city of the country. Not that Roermond is, but it outranks Amsterdam in a top 5 spot of unsafest cities of the country. For a city with just under 50000 inhabitants that's a shocking high score.

    So just keep an eye on your belongings and lock your car. Car theft and car robbery is quite common.

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Roermond Tourist Traps

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    by elPierro Updated Dec 30, 2012

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    Many people (especially the Germans) love it when they are able to do some shopping on sundays. Most of the shops including the city-centre, outlet centre and retail park are opened on sundays (though usually opening up starting 12:00/13:00hrs). However, the parking hastle you will be facing is pretty big. There is a lot of parking space, but mind you, saturdays and sundays stond for very very busy parking lots.
    Naturally a lot of cars, mean a lot of people. So be prepared to queue up!

    Unique Suggestions: Go early, or go on weekdays, you will notice the difference on the parking lot and in the shops.

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Roermond Off The Beaten Path

  • Vlodrop

    Go see a small pretty village,Vlodrop is a 10 minute drive by car from Roermond, busses leave for Vlodrop every hour (via Herkenbosch).Vlodrop is a quiet and piecefull village, with a handfull of bars/restaurants, a market square, a church.. and that's about it. You're near to the nature reserve and the river "Roer" streams to the north of the...

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  • Maharishi Palace

    The Maharishi is well known in Roermond and its surroundings. This guy is an Indian guru / spiritual leader who set camp in the village of Vlodrop. In nature reserve De Meijnweg he has his house, a palace in Indian Style, and his own Univesity.In fact, the Maharishi even has it's own currency, the Maharishi Dollar (RAAM). It's accepted as valid...

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  • Nature reserve De Meinweg

    A rather large site of nature is nature park "De Meinweg". It's a forrest stretching in the border area between the Dutch and German border. There are several walking trails and mountainbiking / horesbackriding is possible as well.The area is slightly hilly, though it's nothing compared to Southern-Limburg. Interesting thing you might see are:-...

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  • Roermond Was a Member of the Hanseatic...

    In 1441, Roermond became a member of the Hanseatic League, a former economic and defensive confederation of cities in northern Europe. Roermond was part of the Rhine, Westphalia,Netherlands circle of the League.

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  • Lots of Construction

    During my brief visit of the city of Roermond, I noticed that there were a lot of construction sites. One big project was in the vicinity of the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet Center. There were also construction sites for luxury homes in the vicinity of the harbor.

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  • The P.J.H. Cuypers walk

    The tourist-office VVV sells a small booklet about architect P.J.H. Cuypers and his work in Roermond. Actually the architect didn't do a lot in his city so objects by his followers and his son are included as well.Although called a walk there are no directions included so you need a map and some time to figure out your way. You do get to see a lot...

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