The municipality of Beesel in Limburg

Church with life-size artwork in the foreground in the municipality of Beesel

The charming municipality of Beesel

The municipality of Beesel consists of the three village centres, Beesel, Reuver and Offenbeek. Each village has its own unique characteristics. Beesel lies on the banks of the river Maas, which winds its way through the landscape. Along the Meuse are beautiful hiking and cycling routes where you can enjoy the peace and nature.

In addition, numerous cultural activities take place in Beesel that are well worth a visit, such as the Dragon Festival. Germany and its beuatiful sights are close by, such as the Brachterwald nature reserve and the German town of Brüggen. From the municipality of Beesel, the major cities of Limburg are easily accessible via the A73 motorway, as is the western side of the Meuse via a picturesque ferry. This makes the municipality of Beesel an excellent base for your visit to Limburg.

Beesel village and the Dragon Festival

The legend of Saint George and the Dragon is deeply rooted in the history of the village of Beesel. The legend has been kept alive in the village since 1736. Once every seven years, the whole village is dedicated to the ancient battle between good and evil. During six impressive theatre performances, the story of Saint George and the Dragon is performed by the inhabitants. Be surprised by this open-air spectacle with theatre, music, singing, battles, drama and humour! The Dragon og the legend and the Dragon Festival can be found everywhere in and around the village.

Under the spell of the Dragon

Actors at work during the 2016 Dragon Festival

Overnight stays

The municipality of Beesel is a good base for your holiday in Limburg. There is plenty to see, do and experience in this charming municipality. Via the A73 and the car ferry, you can also quickly reach other parts of the Heart of Limburg. Beesel offers various accommodation options, ranging from cosy campsites, authentic B&Bs and a rural holiday park to comfortable hotels and holiday homes.

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Children cycling on the playing field at Petrushoeve campsite in Beesel


Beesel has something culinary to offer for everyone. The restaurants in the municipality serve delicious Limburg specialities, such as asparagus and flans, prepared with fresh and local ingredients. You can enjoy a delicious dinner, but Beesel is also the right place for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy an intimate dinner for two or eat pancakes with the whole family.

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Pancakes at the Gresbuus with trays of icing sugar and syrup

Fun day out in Beesel

Fancy a fun day out? Then you've come to the right place in the municipality of Beesel. There are countless activities and events for a fun day out. Explore the municipality by bike or on foot, go swimming and playing at Billybird Park Drakenrijk or at Landal de Lommerbergen, spot the goats, alpacas and other animals at DierenRijck or go to the cinema. Plenty to do when the sun shines, but also plenty of opportunities when the weather is not so nice.

Activities & events

The new play castle at Billybird Park Drakenrijk in Reuver

Beautiful sights in the municipality

The municipality offers a range of sights that highlight both the history as well as the natural beauty of the region. Whether you are interested in historical architecture, peaceful nature reserves or idyllic river views, there is a lot to discover and explore in Beesel.

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The driveway of Ronkenstein in Reuver

Naturally Beesel

Beesel is a green and water-rich municipality. The Meuse has shaped the landscape and along its banks you enjoy beautiful views of the water and the unique landscape. The Maas-Swalm-Nette nature reserve is a magnificent, transnational nature reserve that stretches from the municipality of Beesel far into Germany. A great diversity of plant and animal species makes the nature reserve, and also the municipality of Beesel, a true paradise for nature lovers.

Nature reserves in the municipality

Unpaved path through the Maas-Swalm-Nette nature reserve

VVV Inspiration Point Beesel/Reuver

At the VVV Inspiration Point Beesel/Reuver, located in holiday park Landal de Lommerbergen, visitors get information about the area in a surprising way. The room is themed after the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, which plays an important role in the municipality of Beesel. Interactive elements have been added in several places. The staff will be happy to advise you on hiking and cycling routes, city walks and tips for fun excursions.

More information about the inspiration point

A wall of inspiration at the VVV-Inspiration Point de Lommerbergen