Provincie Limburg Things to Do

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Provincie Limburg Things to Do

  • Streets & neighbourhoods

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Maastricht really suited my personal style of tourism. The city centre is compact and eminently walkable (although the cobblestones can be a bit hard on the feet) . The various streets and districts are diverse with all sorts of interesting individual features. To my mind if you walk about with a guidebook then all you'll see are the things in...

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  • Amusement

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    Op top of the hill with the Wilhelmina Tower, you can make a ride with a toboggan/bobsled. You can get on top of the hill using the chairlift (Neerhem 44, http://www.kabelbaan.nl/) or take the stairs next to hotel Atlanta (Neerhem 20, http://www.hotelatlanta.nl/). NB: The more coins you buy for the toboggan ride, the cheaper they get!

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  • St. Pietersberg

    Maastricht Things to Do

    A spur trail of the Napoleon Trail that I'm still following (Paris, Waterloo, Elba, Pyramids ...). The French Emperor visited the hill St. Pietersberg on the 31st of July, 1803. Our tour guide informed us, however, that Napoleon did not actually enter the intricate network of mineshafts and corridors, but merely set foot on top of the hill.

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  • Architecture

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    The ruins of this 12th century castle in the small Limburg town of Valkenburg are the highest anywhere in the Netherlands. Considering the typically flat Dutch landscape this is hardly surprising given that the only hills to be found here are deep in the south of Limburg. You can't miss this ancient edifice because it can easily be seen from the...

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  • St. Servaas church

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Inside the basilica of St Servatius, there are many beautiful fixtures, fittings, statuary etc. None the least is the beautiful tiled floor. The side altars featuring some wonderful icons, statues, pictures etc. are a joy to behold (as they say). I was fortunate to be able to join in the praying of the rosary in the little chapel before going into...

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  • Museums

    Valkenburg Things to Do

    Castle Ruins and Velvet Cave The Mysterious Medieval double Attraction, as they advertise themselves at their website! Only ruins remain of the once mighty castle of Valkenburg. Valkenburg once was a fortified town, unfortunately a lot of the fortifications are destroyed during past ages. The castle was built somewhere around 1050. The castle is...

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  • Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk / Church of Our...

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Basilica of Our Lady. The building of this church was started in the 10th century. The Treasure boasts many relics. Opening hours: From Easter through Autumn half term daily from 11.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.; on Sunday 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.; the church is opened to the public each day, but not during servces. Price of admission: Adults € 1.60; Children...

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  • Fortifications

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Just outside the city centre, you find the old city defense lines, which surrounded Maastricht underground and partly above ground. In the Hoge Fronten (nowadays a national park) and the city park near the police station, you can still access this old world of lines, which had access to the 4 nuclear shelters of the city Maastricht (one remained...

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  • City walls

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Due to its strategic importance as a river crossing in Medieval times Maastricht was a walled city and during this period was variously occupied by the Dutch, the French and the Spanish. Several seiges were laid on the city with each resulting in breaches and refortifications. After the 1839 Treaty of London when Maastricht, and the Limburg...

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  • Vrijthof

    Maastricht Things to Do

    As catholic resident of Maastricht, I do not mind Christmas, however this event is totally not worth visiting as it is to commercial. Most shops have nothing to sell or to do with Christmas at all (such as japanese samurai swords, and a lot of other things "made in China"). If you like to visit a Christmas market, I recommend to go to Valkenburg....

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  • Bonnefantenmuseum

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Bonnefantenmuseum is located on the opposite bank of the Maas River. It was built in 1995 on a project of the Italian architect A.Rossi. Close to it there is the Wiebengahal the first building built using reinforced concrete in 1911. Inside it there are shows about archeology, ancient and contemporary art.

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  • St. Jan church

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Sint Janskerk (St.John Church, in English) is a nice Gothic church built in the 14th century close to the Sint Servaasbasiliek. Originally it was the parish of the canons of the basilica. In 1633 it passed to the Dutch Reformed Church. It has a tall tower with a square shape to the base, while in the superior part it has octagonal one. Inside the...

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  • River cruises

    Maastricht Things to Do

    This Pallieter boat will take you to explore the River Maas for one half hour. you can drink something inside the boat, while sitting and enjoying the view of the Maas. Combinationtickets tram and boat: Adult=€8. Children 6yrs-12 yrs=€6. Children under 6 yrs= free. 65+=€7 and groep of 20 pers=€7.

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  • Town hall

    Maastricht Things to Do

    The Market Square (Markt) in front of the Town Hall (Stadhuis) was completely rearranged in the years 2006 and 2007. Traffic patterns were changed so that there are now hardly any cars in the square. But lots of bicycles, I’m happy to say. At the Markt there is a free, covered, guarded bicycle parking facility (which I seem not to have taken a...

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  • Museums

    Maastricht Things to Do

    The Spanish Government Museum is located in the 16th century Spanish Government House. The original building used to be a chapter house. The Renaissance arcade in the courtyard has carved medallions with portraits of Charles V, Isabelle of Portugal and young Philip II. All of these dignities stayed in the Spanish Government House from 1520 onwards.

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  • St. Servaasbrug

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Sint Servaas Brug (Bridge of Saint Servatius, in English) is the ancient Dutch stone bridge which cross the Maas River. It was built between 1280 and 1298 to substitute the original Roman bridge collpased in 1275. Originally it has got eight stones arcs but some of them were destroyed during the construction of the canal Luik-Maastricht in 1850....

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  • Surrounding area

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Van Tienhovenmolen is a typical Dutch mill built in 1855 few kilometers far from the town of Maastricht. The mill works till 1956 when it was restored by the Het Limburgs Landschap. At that time it gets its current name: Mr. dr. P.G. van Tienhovenmolen. It is the name of the founders of Dutch nature protection. There is an interesting legend about...

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  • Dinghuis

    Maastricht Things to Do

    The name of this historic building is Het Dinghuis, which I logically worked out to mean “The Thing House” because the word Ding means thing in German. But no, I had just run afoul of a “false friend” – the kind I always warn my students about. It turns out that in Dutch there is a verb dingen which means “to administer justice”. Until recently,...

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  • Churches

    Maastricht Things to Do

    The church of Sint Matthias (Church of St. Matthias, in English) is located on the north side of the markt. It was built at the end of the 14th century to expenses of the guild of the weavers. The facade was built in style Gothic Flamboyant.

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  • Carnaval

    Maastricht Things to Do

    Carnaval in Maastricht is famous, at least for Dutch people. During this yearly festival in Febrary or March all Maastricht folk, both young and old, gets dressed up and celebrates everywhere in the city. Special about Maastricht is that a lot of the action is going on outside, no matter the weather. It's perfectly alright to drink your glass of...

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  • Venlo

    Venlo is a city in the south-eastern Netherlands that straddles the Maas (Meuse) River, near the German border. It is situated in the province of Limburg, near the German border. Venlo was formerly a fortress city that changed hands during the wars of the 16th, 17th, and 18th century.August 2010See My Travel Page for more information.

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  • Grubbenvorst

    Grubbenvorst is a pretty village complete with its own village green, it is located in the Dutch province of Limburg, about 6 km northwest of Venlo.The name Grubbenvorst comes from Grubben (or Gribben) and Frost. Gribben was the name of the castle which is now ruins, whilst Grubben means a hollow way. Frost indicates forest owned by the lord of the...

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  • Monastery in Wittem

    The monastery church is a famous pilgrimage spot.It was founded by Ferdinand Adolf, earl of Plettenberg and Wittem, as a castle chapel, and local church with adjoining monastery. The first stone was laid in june 1729, and the church was consecrated on 16 may 1733.The first brothers living here were german capuchins. Since 1836 the Redemptionists...

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  • Swimming in Geleen

    Laco Glanerbrook, Kummenaedestraat 45, 6165 BT Geleen.Geleen is a city in south Limburg. Laco Glanerbrook is a large complex with 5 or 6 open air and indoor swimming pools of different depths, suitable for all ages, as some have slides, diving platforms, some are very shallow etc. We went there twice, on very hot summer days. The 2006 July was the...

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  • The area around the marinas in west...

    The area around the marinas where the Maas river is enlarged in central (west) Limburg, Netherlands has been used to build marinas. The area and towns around the marinas are close to idyllic and I recommend driving through them. Small castles or at least big mansions, beautiful neat houses, the lake, the boats in the marinas. Some good camping...

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  • Icecream/people-watching, Sittard

    “Die Twee” Ijssalon. Main square, Sittard, Limburg.Probably one of the best places to sit in Sittard as a tourist, particularly on a hot summer day. It is in the main square (which is interesting and has lots of old, well kept buildings), next to an old church. Great people- watching spot. Friendly staff. Liked the name of the place (means “these...

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  • Sittard

    An interesting city, definitely worth at least a quick two hour stroll, or a day if you want to visit the main monuments. Has many old churches and old, well kept buildings and a “very nice” (for lack of other words) main square.

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  • Hills in Limburg

    In the southern part of Limburg the highest hills of the country can be found.Most famous is the Vaalserberg.This hill is 322meters high and the top of the hill marks the border with Belgium and Germany. It's therefore also known as the "3-country-point". Look-out platforms offer a good view and there are lots of tourist activities set-up here....

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  • Roermond

    If you are fedd-up with hills, go to Roermond instead. There's plenty of leisureactivities over here. Wether it's cycling, walking, or waterrecreation. There's a nice small citycenter and those who like to shop won't get bored easily.

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  • Valkenburg

    A real tourist trap. This village consists of hotels, restaurants and... tourists.They are all attracted to several attractions here. First of all that's the Geuldal (Geulvalley), nice scenery and higly scenic when you take the train (or drive the highway) from Maastricht. Furthermore there are caves, thermal baths, an old ruin (one of the oldest...

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  • Caves

    There are several sites where you can enter caves. The best known are in Valkenburg and the St Pieterberg in Maastricht. The caves are all man-made for the mining of "Mergel", used as a building material. The yellowish rocks show a large cave system which later was redevelopped as a shelter during the second worldwar.

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  • Maastricht

    Supposedly the oldest city in the Netherlands (Nijmegen is the other contestor). Was founded during the roman empire as a city and is one of very few cities flourishing eversince.The Dutch lacked their defense at Maastricht and the city has been a part of many countries. Especially France left its footprint here, making it also the most foreign...

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  • The traintrack costed millions

    The most famous traintrack in Limburg is called 'Miljoenenlijntje' the name refers to the costs of the track. The 12 kilometer track between Schaesberg and Simpelveld costed 12 million guilders in 1925. That is 1 million per kilometer, an enormous amount in those days. In 1934 the first train used these tracks and in 1988 it was decided to stop the...

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  • Monuments of the war

    During the second world war there was heavy fighting in Limburg. Due to its location so close to Germany there were many bomberplanes flying over this area. One of these planes was shot down by the german anti-aircraft guns at 28 april 1944. It crashed in Cartils, killing four of its crew. Two crewmen were rescued by the resistance and were kept...

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  • Towermill

    In Gronsveld, just south of Maastricht, there is one of the only four towermills left in our country. This mill was built in 1618-1623 for the lord of Gronsveld, Joest Maximillian van Bronckhorst. In 1766 they added 3 meter to the tower, this can be seen clearly because this 3 meters are more narrow.The mill was used for the villages of Gronsveld,...

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  • Natural resources

    The Limburg province is rich in natural resources. Since prehistoric times people mined the hills for flint. Next came marlstone, gravel, sand, and coal. Since the discovery of natural gas in the north of our country the coal was less interesting and coalmines eventally closed,. Today you can take a tour in an old coalmine in Valkenburg.Other mines...

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  • New Zoo

    In Kerkrade there is a zoo completely develloped in the 21th century. It opened to the public in april 2005. The name Gaia, taken from the Greek goddess of the earth, is a symbol for the past. But Gaia also stands for a new earth a living planet. The park works themes like the icetime, the dino-age, africa and more.Altough it was rainy and cold...

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  • Mountains in the netherlands

    In our flat country we call every elevation a mountain. In Limburg they have the highest mountains of our country. In Vaals is the Vaalserberg with 322 meter the absolute recordbreaker.In the picture the St Pietersberg near Maastricht (170m)

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  • Örenberg conglomerate

    About 800 000 years ago the river Maas streamed through the Limburg landscape over the Örenberg. The water brought 8 meters of gravel, sand and clay at this point. The water was also very rich in calcium. The calcium dripped into the layer of gravel and sand. Eventualy turning into limestone, and with the gravel and sand in it it looks like natural...

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  • Schimmert

    A church, a few old farmhouses, that's about it as far as the sights of this village are concerned. I like it, but you might not think this is very interesting. However, a look at the watertower is something I'd recommend if you're near. It's an absolute beauty in Expressionistic (Amsterdam School) style.

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  • Margraten

    This village east of Maastricht has little to offer to the average tourist. I happen to find the church very interesting, but I'm probably one of the few. If you're near you could take a look at it and see what I find so interesting about it. In short; the combination of parts from very different periods.A little outside the village is the site...

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  • St. Odilienberg

    This is perhaps not really a must-see. At first look it is, but there are reasons why it isn't as great as it looks. See, it does have a church. On a hill. Near a river. Very picturesque. Only, the church was damaged and rebuilt so many times that it can't be considered really old. What you see now is mostly post-WW2. That doesn't worry the church...

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  • Rolduc

    OK, Rolduc is not a place itself. Actually it is part of the city of Kerkrade, but as it is located a bit remotely, and it's the only part of Kerkrade that I've been to I mention it seperately. You can find Rolduc at the edge of Kerkrade, almost at the border with Germany. This big complex is a mixture of a castle and a monastery and celebrated its...

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  • Lemiers

    Yes, the name of this village does look French, doesn't it? Only it isn't pronounced in the French way, and it probably comes from "limus", the Latin word for mud. This village thus was named after mud. Apart from mud, in this village you should try to find this chapel, which is near a castle, which itself is private property and cannot be visited....

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  • Houthem-St. Gerlach

    (A seperate page about this place is under construction)What was once a convent for noble women, a stift or minster, is now an expensive hotel. How expensive? Well, taking along a small pet will already cost you 30 euros a day. It's with tricks like that that a hotel can stay exclusive. Of course it won't cost you anything if you just admire the...

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