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72 hours in the Heart of Limburg

72 hours in Limburg

Want to get away for a few days? Come to Limburg! There is plenty to see and experience in this beautiful part of the Netherlands. Discover the most beautiful spots in Limburg here.

Day 1: discover the Limburg landscape

09:00 Explore the surroundings

What's the first thing you do when you arrive at your holiday address? Check in and explore the surroundings. As check-in times are not until later in the afternoon, this is a great opportunity to explore the area. There is plenty to see and experience in the 9 municipalities that make up the Heart of Limburg. From castles and ruins to breathtaking nature, from cosy shopping streets to beautiful expositions and exhibitions.

12:30 Lunchtime

All that exploring makes you hungry. Whether you want tasty soup, sandwiches or a delicious omelet, there are plenty of lunchrooms in the area to enjoy a sumptuous meal. After coffee or tea, it's time to hit the road again because there is still so much to do!  

Will you go for the soup of the day or opt for a filled sandwich prepared with fresh local produce? 

Lunchrooms in Limburg

14:00 Along the waterfront

You wouldn't expect it but the Heart of Limburg is home to the largest continuous water sports area in the Netherlands. Now autumn is not really suitable for water sports but did you know that there are wonderful hiking and cycling routes along the water? Walk and cycle along the Maasplassen and enjoy the unique nature and spectacular views.

The Maasplassen 

18:00 Dinner and evening out

Time to get ready for an evening out. First of all, you'll have a culinary bite to eat, of course. Because you have earned that after such a busy day. After dinner, you can choose between different activities. Catch a film at the cinema or visit a theatre performance. Or just have a drink in one of the many cosy bars and pubs that can be found here.

Night out in Limburg

23:00 Bedtime

After an exhilarating first day in Limburg, it's time to close your eyes and recharge your batteries for the days ahead. Are you a camper or would you rather go for a hotel, B&B or a cottage at a holiday park? Or maybe you want to spend the night in a very special place like a yurt or a tree house. It's all possible here in Limburg. Even sleep in a real castle!

Overnight stays

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Enjoy the winter

Day 2: go on (shop)safari!

08:00 Walk through a unique terraced landscape

Today is an early rise as it promises to be a full day. After breakfast, it's time to explore Limburg's Big Five. The Big Five are five special nature reserves in the region. For example, go for a walk along the beautiful stream valleys of the Leudal nature reserve or explore the unique nature on the banks of the river Meuse in Rivierpark Maasvallei. Each area is unique and definitely worth exploring. 

The Big Five

14:30 Shopping

Shopping should definitely be high on your list when visiting the Heart of Limburg! With the Designer Outlet Roermond as its vibrant centre, this is a true Valhalla for the shopper. Not only Roermond offers excellent shopping, but also Weert, Venray and the municipality of Peel en Maas are perfect for you. And how do you end a successful shopping afternoon? Exactly, with a delicious bite to eat!

Shopping in Limburg

20:30 Party with the locals

In autumn, Limburg is quietly starting to get ready for the new carnival season. The official opening of the carnival season on 11 November is accompanied by numerous parties, events and activities in the region. Here, tradition goes hand in hand with the revelry of carnival! If you are visiting the Heart of Limburg then chances are you will come into contact with the Limburg 'vastelaovend'. Join the locals for an evening of partying and experience what it is like to celebrate carnival like a real Limburger.

Day 3: fun activities when it rains

09:00 Breakfast and an indoor activity

After yesterday's busy day, the alarm clock rings a little later today. First of all, you take your time for a sumptuous breakfast before heading off for a fun indoor activity. In autumn, it can be quite bleak outside, but not to worry as there is plenty to do here even when it rains. For example, go for a swim in one of the (subtropical) indoor pools that can be found here or compete with each other in a game of bowling or try to escape from an escaperoom. 

Activities when it rains

14:00 Going out by bike

Meanwhile, it stopped raining and a watery sun started shining. In short, a fine afternoon to get out and about by bike. The Heart of Limburg is ideal for exploring by bike. An excellent network of junctions makes it very easy to put together your own cycling route based on the places you would like to see. You can also choose from one of the many beautiful cycling routes we have already put together for you. Stop for dinner at one of the restaurants you encounter along the way.

Cycling in Limburg

20:30 Finish your stay with a drink

The last evening it is time to pack your suitcase and end your getaway in the Heart of Limburg with a delicious drink in the hotel bar or in the cottage where you are staying. Look back on your few days in Limburg with satisfaction and start planning your next visit to this beautiful region.