The 10 Best Things to Do in Limburg Province, The Netherlands

August 6, 2017 Terina Blouin

Getting its name from the medieval Duchy of Limburg (now split among Holland, Belgium and Germany and the birthplace of the infamously pungent Limburger cheese), Limburg is the Netherlands’ southernmost region. Many of the area’s best attractions are concentrated in the capital of Maastricht, but other sights include the 12th-century Valkenburg castle ruins, the 17th-century Eijsden castle, the 20th-century Glaspaleis (built next to a medieval church at Heerlen), and De Meinweg National Park.
Restaurants in Limburg Province

1. Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands +31 43 458 1208
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5 based on 330 reviews

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Reviewed By Colin M - Perth, United Kingdom

Because this was an American cemetery and not a British one I was not sure what I would see in it, however, it turned out to be quite interesting, apart from all the graves, which you might expect, the tour guide told us about one or two of the soldiers who were of interest, I also found the chapel to be of interest, as was the wall which featured the battles over Europe from France up to Holland and beyond, although my special point of interest was the sculpture of the Mourning Lady and the Lily Pond.

2. Maastricht Underground

Luikerweg 80, 6211 ED Maastricht, The Netherlands +31 43 325 2121
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Maastricht Underground

Reviewed By SandieFossen - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

We bought the combination visit pass for the St Pieter Fort and the underground caves. The guide was very funny and knowledgeable. It was a different experience walking through the dark tunnels and learning about the history of Maastricht. Highly recommended for couples and family outings.

3. Boekhandel Dominicanen

Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, 6211 CZ Maastricht, The Netherlands +31 43 410 0010
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Boekhandel Dominicanen

Reviewed By Katrien S - Ghent, Belgium

There are still frescoes on the ceiling of the church, and in the choir there is a popular cafe. Inside, there is a steel construction allowing for more floorspace. The whole concept is very well executed, and well worth a visit. It is not the largest bookshop, and the selection is somewhat limited, at least for books. They do sell a lot of knick knacks and small "hebbedingetjes".

4. Attractiepark Toverland

Toverlaan 2, 5975 MR Sevenum, The Netherlands +31 77 467 7050
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4.5 based on 698 reviews

Attractiepark Toverland

Reviewed By Nambarie S - Belfast, United Kingdom

Toverland it great fun lots for younger children and big rides too. Best thing about toverland that other theme parks don't have as much of is the indoor and outdoor attractions. There are 2 large indoor warehouse spaces full of rides they are connected by a dark walkway with fake tree trunks but beware the uneven ground in it with toddlers we had a fall so hold hands and it's fine. There's lots to do inside the first one has chair swings , a snack bar , spinning cups , a magic house where the kids get wands to point remotely at points and magic stiff happens very nice little attraction, indoor coaster and the second one has a fun house which my five year old LOVED he wanted to do this over and over also the toboggan ride is good in this area as this is only 2 people per go it has a long queue but worth it a nice extra is the photo on this ride gives your finish time as it is a real type toboggan you have some influence on your track time with a lever you pull and there is an online score chart . Another snack place in here too and a huge climb frame with long slides . And a traditional carousel and a funny ride that's like on a bean stalk that swings you upwards.
The outdoor areas are very nice too on a sunny day my kids favourite bit is the stepping stone type area in front of the Fountain show they loved splashing in the puddles. There are horses that go around a track that younger kids can do behind the swinging pirate ship .
It's a very visually appealing park everything seems finished to a high standard.

5. Fort Sint Pieter

Luikerweg 71, 6212 NH Maastricht, The Netherlands +31 43 325 2121
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4.5 based on 297 reviews

Fort Sint Pieter

Reviewed By HalfMaryPat - Houston, TX

I visited in August 2017 on a lovely, warm day and experienced some great views of the city and surrounding area.
Although you can tour Fort St. Pieter and the Caves separately, I highly recommend you tour both if you love history. Both tours explain the role of Maastricht in Europe from the time of the Roman Empire and through the 20th century. Both tours are interesting and informative, and the tour guides are extremely knowledgeable.
The tour of Fort St. Pieter, which includes the history of the city of Maastricht, is a great way to spend a day. The Fort is surrounded by a park, suitable for a nice walk and maybe a picnic lunch before or after your tour, with great views of Maastricht.
Tour guides take you through the fort and explain why the fort was built where it is, how it was built, and how it was used… and how d’Artagnan of Three Musketeers fame is part of Maastricht’s long and rich history.
The tour in English lasts a little over an hour and requires uphill walking and climbing of steps in narrow passages.

6. Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek)

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 9, 6211 HD Maastricht, The Netherlands +31 43 325 2121
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4.5 based on 630 reviews

Basilica of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwebasiliek)

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Basilica of Our Lady is a very important 11th century church, with many treasures, but I found the church dark and depressing; even on some points a 50c piece could be put in a machine to put some light on for a short while. The gloom caused that the stained glass windows were very prominent. But yes, compared to other churches I have visited, and in particular Jesuit churches in Germany, which are very light and uplifting, this Basilica was very depressing and I was glad to end my visit rather earlier than later.

7. National Park de Meinweg

Meinweg 2, Roermond, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

National Park de Meinweg

Reviewed By josiefromholland - Holland

Beautiful walks, with or without your dog(s). Enchanted horseback rides in a beautiful forest. Crossing bordes with Germany, back to Holland again and good food and drinks at Venhof! Perfect day out for couples families, kids, collegues or when you're alone if you love the forest, this is the place to be!!!

8. Kasteeltuinen Arcen

Lingsforterweg 26, 5944 BE Arcen, The Netherlands +31 77 473 6010
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Kasteeltuinen Arcen

Reviewed By Peter J

This place had rough times and a bankrupcy. If the start of this season Is a sign, it Is back to misery. There was not enough staff at the entry the petting zoo was not ready and the restaurant in the back ( containing the AED) was closed. The Stones at the White Buddah were loose so I almost fell. Maybe Hire some gardeners to clean up.
I hope they will clean up their act

9. Hertog Jan Brouwerij

Kruisweg 44, 5944 EN Arcen, The Netherlands +31 800 0230375
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Hertog Jan Brouwerij

Reviewed By avmn - Reeuwijk, The Netherlands

The explanations are all in Dutch. Maybe its possible in other languages. The tour is very interesting.

10. GaiaZOO

Dentgenbachweg 105, 6468 PG Kerkrade, The Netherlands +31 45 567 6070
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4.5 based on 718 reviews

GaiaZOO

An unforgettable zoo experience GaiaZOO offers a breath-taking view of the world of animals and wildlife. In GaiaZOO you can travel around the world in one day; imagine you are in the African Savannah and get a close view of the world’s most beautiful animals like the mighty gorillas, enormous rhinos, stately giraffes, lightning-fast cheetahs and the king of the animals; the impressive lions. In the Rainforest you will discover all sorts of swinging and climbing monkeys; in the squirrel monkey forest they even climb through the trees over your head. GaiaZOO offers an unforgettable day trip for the whole family. Open every day of the year from 10.00 o ‘clock

Reviewed By Jón Örn G - Iceland

Definitely worth visiting. I went there with my wife and two daughters, my parents, my sister's fiance and their two kids and I can honestly say that everyone were very happy with this trip. Great scenary and the animals all looked so healthy and fine.

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