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The Municipality of Roermond in the heart of Limburg

The villages that make up the Municipality of Roermond

The Municipality of Roermond comprises the city of Roermond and the villages of Swalmen, Boukoul, Asenray, Asselt, Maasniel, Leeuwen, Merum, Ool and Herten. You can explore them all easily on foot, by bicycle, by car or by motorbike.

Culture in Roermond

The Municipality of Roermond has a wealth of cultural heritage. There are many historical churches and other old buildings in the city centre and in the surrounding villages.

The St Christopher Cathedral dominates the skyline of the city of Roermond which has been a diocesan city since 1559. Roermond is also the city of the former Government Architect, Pierre Cuypers, who designed the Rijksmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam.

Shopping in Roermond

Roermond is a fantastic place to shop. Its shops range from little boutiques in historic buildings in the city centre to the Designer Outlet Roermond that attracts more than five million fashion-loving bargain hunters every year. The centre also has many charming squares where you can stop for a drink and enjoy savouring the delights of Limburg.

Retail Park Roermond and the home and garden mall, Huis- en Tuinboulevard, are other places to shop just beyond the centre. The shops in Roermond are open every Sunday.

Countryside and water sports in Roermond

The city of Roermond is on the water’s edge. The artificial lakes around Roermond called the Maasplassen are part of the largest continuous water sports area in the Netherlands. The Municipality of Roermond is an excellent starting point for a walk, cycle trip or ride on horseback through the National Park De Meinweg, the Swalmdal valley, the Leudal valley and the Roerdal valley.