Sittard is a major town of Limburg and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. There aren't too many touristy type attractions around here but there are a number of interesting historical buildings including the Cafe "de Gats" which dates from 1530 AD.Because it located in the narrowest part of Limburg and close to the border you can...more
The newer of the three large churches in the center of Sittard, Onze Lieve Vrouw or Our Lady (literally Our beloved Lady) was a pilgimage sight for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. This church was built in the late 1800s.When in 1854 Father Jules Chevalier was thinking of founding a society of men whose mission it would be to cure the evils of that...more
From 1299 on there was a church on this site but at the end of the 14th century it was decided to build a Gothic style church. As is often the case this church was built in various sections over time with the tower being added in the 16th century and standing 80 meters high. In 1857 a fire destroyed the top of the tower but it was redesigned by...more
While there looked to be several good Cafe's in Sittard, especially at or on the Market Place we wanted to maximize our time to walk around. Thus, we had a good meal at my favorite "quick food place" -- Bufkes! I love the chicken filet 'sandwich' on wheat bread! I like the Chicken Filet Sandwich (broodje Kipfilet ) but their Grillworst (sausage)...more
I stumbled on this place by accident when another place where we tried to eat was already booked. We've eaten here twice now and it's fast becoming one of my favorite restaurants. The food presentation is beautiful, and you get gigantic portions. The food is also delicious. The ice cream sundaes are works of art. The tilapia is a wonderful thing....more
Pretzels? Whats that!? See the picture.The menu changes regularly. Take your time to read the card, its humoristic. You can choose from items out of several countries. European and exotic meals.Its always delicious. Start with the plate of Tapas. Little bites, but when the plate is empty, your hunger sure will be decreased.For dessert, i advise...more
Favorite thing: When strolling around Sittard you'll find many little statues. I found this little irreverant little boy on the main shopping street (pedestrian zone).