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Maasplassen, ein beliebter Ferienort in den Niederlanden, Bild: DS_photography / shutterstock

Adventure and relaxation on the Maasplassen near Roermond

Whether swimming, sailing, surfing, wakeboarding or just relaxing – the Maasplassen near Roermond are a true paradise for nature lovers. We present the highlights of the beautiful holiday region to you here.

Discover the Maasplassen: holidays in one of the most beautiful areas of the Netherlands

The Maasplassen are made up of many small and large lakes, which are connected to the Meuse. This has resulted in an impressive, varied green landscape, which is a perfect destination not only for those seeking relaxation, but also for water sports enthusiasts and bathing enthusiasts. Discover the Maasplassen on a relaxing holiday and experience unforgettable days in the Netherlands!

Boat owners can visit one of the larger or smaller harbours, for example. If you don’t have your own boat, you will find a variety of different rentals where you can rent a motorboat or even a small sloop. In the summer months, the lakes invite you to swim, sail, surf or even go on an exciting canoe trip.

On the kilometre-long beaches and the numerous cosy terraces, which invite you to sunbathe and relax, young and old get their money’s worth. Those who are more into action, on the other hand, will find a wide variety of water sports at the Maasplassen: flyboarding, water skiing or wakeboarding, among other things, could be on the program.

A great tip: The Limburg sailing centre in Belgium, which is located not far from the holiday region, also offers the possibility of renting a camping raft. With this you can comfortably sail along the Meuse, for example to the city of Thorn, which is also known as “the white city”. Take a dip in between, fish or just enjoy the sun – you decide for yourself! You can find great accommodation at Parc Maasresidence Thorn, bookable at https://www.parcmaasresidencethorn.nl/de/umgebung/maasplassen/

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Thrill-seekers can look forward to action-packed wakeboarding at Beaver Creek Water Park. No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional – everyone gets their money’s worth here. Or how about a taster course in surfing? Area X offers the perfect conditions to test your skills on a surfboard.

Thanks to the numerous fascinating waterways in and around Roermond, you can sail from one lake to the next in a relaxed way – or take a canoe or a motorboat. On the way, you can take a break in one of the numerous beach clubs and treat yourself to a cool drink in the sun – so you can have a good time.

Fishing on the Meuse Plates

Not only water sports enthusiasts love the Dutch holiday region not far from Roermond – anglers can also look forward to many exciting spots. Even experienced anglers will find numerous opportunities for a relaxing day fishing on the Meuse River. Among other things, pike, carp or perch are native to the waters, which are up to six meters deep. It is particularly advantageous that the fishing waters are easily accessible and the car can often be parked very close to the shore. Do you have a boat with you? Then there are numerous piers in the area. However, it is important to always carry a fishing license with you.

Bike rides around Roermond: discover the most beautiful routes

Maasplassen near Roermond
Maasplassen near Roermond, Image: Lars Kleukers / shutterstock

Tired of exciting experiences on the water? Then it’s time for a bike tour – preferably with the whole family. There are plenty of excursion destinations around the Meuse Plateau, such as the numerous nature reserves in the region. The cycle paths are excellently developed, there are numerous varied routes – whether you are planning a short route or a whole day tour. Along the way, you can always look forward to highlights, whether you relax at a picturesque lake, stop off at a cosy restaurant or look for a place to sunbathe. By the way: The bicycle node network is also connected to the Belgian and German bicycle networks – the distance to neighboring countries is shorter than one might think. For example, you can start in Roermond in the morning, enjoy delicious fries in Belgium in the afternoon and drink a cold beer in Germany in the evening.

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Roermond – the historic jewel in the Netherlands

It is definitely worth spending a day in Roermond. The city, which is also a bishop’s seat, is characterized by a picturesque old town with numerous historic buildings. Discover sights such as St. Christopher’s Cathedral or the historic town hall. For a wonderful view of the whole city, we recommend a detour to the almost 90-metre-high tower of the cathedral, which is open on the first Saturday of every month between April and October.
Although you have to be in good shape, you will be rewarded with an impressive panorama of the city and its surroundings.

If you love shopping, you should not miss the well-known designer outlet in Roermond: It is located just a few minutes from the city centre and offers almost 190 shops and around 90 restaurants, cafés and bars.

Afterwards, end the eventful day with a leisurely boat trip into the sunset – only with a short tour on the water can you really understand the size of the Meuse Plateau. You will board directly in the centre of Roermond: Here you have the opportunity to take a relaxing cruise on the water for half an hour or a whole hour at the Roerkade.