The abroad nearby
A day abroad
Many Dutch tourists get the feeling they are abroad when they visit Limburg. Of course, this is partly because Limburg borders to the abroad and those foreign influences are very noticeable here. Belgium and Germany are literally around the corner. From North and Central Limburg, you cross the border in a jiffy. Enrich your stay at the Heart of Limburg with a visit to Burgundy Flanders with its rich mining history and beautiful nature or to the hospitable and friendly Germans where you are in the centre of world cities such as Düsseldorf, Aachen and Cologne within an hour.
Germany, great in all its simplicity
Our eastern neighbours welcome you 'herzlich wilkommen'. And they mean it. German hospitality and friendliness meet you as soon as you cross the border. Not only are the great world cities of Düsseldorf and Aachen a stone's throw away, just across the border with Limburg are a few authentic German communities that are well worth a visit. Brüggen, Wassenberg and Wegberg are surrounded by beautiful nature, have historical town centres where there are many sights and where many activities and events are organised. There is so much to do and experience for that real foreign feeling!
Belgium, Burgundian and convivial
If there is one country where you can enjoy the Burgundian lifestyle and where life is still very convivial, it is Belgium. The Meuse forms the natural border between Dutch and Belgian Limburg and no matter which side of the Meuse you are on, it feels like one Limburg. Visit cities like Maaseik, Bocholt, Maasmechelen, Genk and Hasselt and discover the rich mining past of which they are still so proud. Enjoy the breathtaking nature in the cross-border nature reserves Grenspark KempenBroek and Rivierpark Maasvallei.