This 3-minute read will give you a taste of the city Roermond
Whether you’re into boating, shopping or fine dining, Roermond has everything you need for a perfect day out or weekend away. Visitors from all over the world travel to Roermond. How about you? Spend a day fun shopping at the Designer Outlet and in the historic city centre. Sample culinary delights along Roerkade quay. Or leave the crowds behind and head for the Maasplassen lakes. Welcome to Roermond!
Unparalleled shopping in Roermond
Roermond is an historic waterfront city famous for its hospitality. It’s also very popular with shoppers, with an unparalleled array of shops. The city centre alone has everything from popular retail chains to independent, one-of-a-kind boutiques.
But the ultimate in shopping is just a three-minute stroll from the city centre. It’s a retail world in itself: Designer Outlet Roermond, the biggest retail outlet in Europe.
With more than 240 different designer brands to choose from, you’re sure to find a must-have here. Add a discount of up to 70%, and we know you’ll go home smiling.
Three kilometres, 750 years of history
It’s hard to imagine, but what’s there to do when you’re done shopping in Roermond? How about exploring the historic city centre on a self-guided walk? Stop by tourist information (VVV) on the market square for inspiration.
The town heritage walk comes highly recommended. The route is well marked, but with the guide’s background information you’ll be looking at Roermond through new eyes. In a scant three kilometres, you’ll journey through 750 years of history. From grand buildings and charming squares to the religious heritage of the episcopal seat, Roermond has many captivating stories to tell.
Did you know that Pierre Cuypers, the architect of the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Central Station, came from Roermond? He left his mark on the city as well. Learn all about his life and work at his former home and atelier, the Cuypershuis Museum!
Roermond at its culinary best
By now you’re probably starting to feel hungry. Well, you’re in the right place for that too. Roermond is bursting with gastropubs, tapas bars and restaurants. One absolute must is the square in front of Munster Church, the perfect place to have a drink and absorb the city’s vibe. With a little luck, you’ll even hear live music performed in the old-fashioned band stand.
End your walk with an ice cream on the market square, but save a bit of room for an evening meal on the Roerkade. Take a seat outside one of the many restaurants along the quay and soak up the evening sun as you enjoy Roermond at its culinary best.
Near Roermond: Maasplassen lakes
Roermond means shopping, the arts and culture, heritage – but also nature. One of its best-kept secrets is its proximity to the Maasplassen, the largest network of interconnected lakes in the Netherlands. Some of their branches even border the city centre.
The Maasplassen have something for everyone. Some people come to swim, row, canoe or kayak. More adventurous types enjoy surfing, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, flyboarding or wakeboarding. And those seeking peace and quiet find it there too, for example on the deck of a tour boat, on one of the many little beaches, or in an inviting waterside café.
It should be clear by now that Roermond has a lot to offer. Why not make it a weekend destination? Guests give their overnight stay in Roermond an excellent score (Trivago’s Best Hotels in the Netherlands, 2016)! We’d love to know what you think of Roermond using #InLimburg.