shopping, street cafes, tidy
Few notable tourist attractions
More than the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Center!
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.more
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...more
Broekstraat 35, Roermond, 6049 CJ, nl
Good for: Couples
I didn't stay at this hotel, so I don't have personal knowledge of its rooms and services. However,...more
Maastrichterweg 25, Roermond, 6041NZ, nl
Good for: Business
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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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 buymore
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.
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...more
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...more
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:-...more
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...more