If staying on the edge of Venlo, get the number of a reliable taxi service, when dropped off I also arranged to be collected at a pre-determined time and location.
Taxi van Bommel
5916 BB Venlo
On my way from Düsseldorf to Roermond, I made a brief stop at the Venlo Central Train Station. Instead of immediately changing trains, I walked through the small station -- and took a brief peek outside. The station is pleasant and clean, with some small shops.
Right across the street from the station, there is the Limburgs Museum. I would have liked to explore this museum for a bit. Unfortunately, though, I could not locate any lockers in the train station in which to store my luggage. If the city of Venlo wants to increase tourism, perhaps they should consider installing some convenient coin-operated storage lockers in the station.
The first station in Venlo was opened on November 21, 1865. The current building dates to 1958 and is a typical Dutch station of the post-war era, featuring a clock tower and a large canopy spanning the front of the station.
Easy to reach from Germany, link to Viersen and also on to Eindhoven (Nl) for rail linms to the rest of Netherlands and the airport.
Outside of the central train station, there was a large parking lot for bikes. Of course, bicycles are a very popular means of transportation in the Netherlands.