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Walking in the heart of Limburg

Walk through miles of countryside and pleasant villages

Walking routes, walking trips and walking holidays

You can take great walks all year round in Central Limburg. Enjoy the colourful landscape, beautiful wooded areas, special areas of natural beauty and characteristic village centres. The two national parks, NP De Meinweg and NP De Groote Peel, and the areas of natural beauty that cross national boundaries such as Grenspark Kempen~Broek, Rivierpark Maasvallei and the Maas-Swalm-Nette area all have numerous walking routes to plan by numbered intersections. Routes will not only take you past the most beautiful spots in Central Limburg, but also over the border into Germany and Belgium.

(Numbered) Walking route system

Central Limburg has an extensive network of walking routes, marked by numbered intersections. This easy to follow signposted system offers hikers an infinite number of possible routes. A large number of these routes are traffic free walking routes and small ferries provide river crossings.

Routeplanner for walking routes

Use the digital walking route planner on this website to plan your route in advance. Each municipality in Central Limburg has its own map with numbered intersections. These maps can be obtained from the Tourist Information offices or via the webshop.

 

  • Business owners well-disposed to walkers

    Business owners in the heart of Limburg are well-disposed towards walkers. They provide facilities ranging from places where you can change your clothes to car parks, some of them free.

    Why not stop for a cup of coffee with the local delicacy, Limburgse vlaai (Limburg flan), a delicious lunch or dinner featuring regional products?

  • Walking routes

    Central Limburg has a wide range of ready-made walking routes on offer. These routes will take you through characteristic Limburg villages, along the River Meuse and the Maasplassen or through areas of natural beauty and National Parks. Some routes centre on a theme.

    If you prefer mapping out your own route, click on the walking route planner.

  • Be guided by numbered intersections

    The municipalities of Beesel, Leudal, Maasgouw, Nederweert, Roerdalen and Roermond are served by an extensive network of numbered intersections for walkers. Just map out your own route and follow the numbers on the signposts.

    Route maps are available from Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Central Limburg or in the online shop.

  • City walks and guided tours

    Themed routes you can walk without a guide are available from the Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Central Limburg. 

    But it is also possible to take part in a city walk or a guided tour with a certified VVV guide. The group reservations department can set out a tailor-made programme for groups.

  • Culinary walking tours

    Culinary walking tours (Hap & Stap): the ideal way to combine walking and sampling delicious food along the way!

    You can take part in these culinary walking tours in Thorn/Wessem, Roerdalen and Reuver. Enjoy the countryside and tasty food as you walk. 

    The various Hap & Stap walking routes are available from the online shop or at Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Central Limburg.

  • Places of interest along the way

    Central Limburg has a wealth of cultural heritage. Its diversity offers something for everyone. The network of numbered intersections for walkers will take you past many interesting buildings with a rich cultural history, such as monumental farms, well-maintained castles, beautiful churches, unusual windmills and tiny chapels. 

    Places of interest are marked on the route planner

  • Themed walks

    Themed walks are held on various dates in Roermond, Thorn, Wessem, Roerdalen, Weert and Stevensweert.

    All these walks are led by a certified VVV guide. There’s no need to register in advance. The walks always go ahead, regardless of the number of participants.

    If you have a Limburg Card, you are entitled to €1 discount pp.

    Click here for a list of themed walks.

  • The Walking Voucher

    Give someone a present of a walking voucher.

    A VVV walking voucher enables you to take part in an organised walk with a group of up to 20 people led by a VVV guide. Click here for tips and options. The walking voucher is available from all Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Central Limburg, where it can also be redeemed.

  • Pieterpad

    The long-distance walking route called Pieterpad runs from Pieterburen in the far north of the Netherlands to the top of Mount Saint Peter (Sint Pietersberg) in the far south. 

    One of the nicest parts of this 481km route takes you through the wooded area of the Swalmdal valley and the Meinweg in Central Limburg.

    Booklets describing this and other long-distance walks are available from Tourist Information Offices (VVV) in Central Limburg.

  • A different type of walk

    The Tourist Information Office (VVV) in Reuver can offer you a geo-cache walk. Coordinates point the way to a cache of ‘treasure’.

    The Tourist Information Office in Roermond can instruct you in how to use the city walk app that is available to download. This app points the way and provides additional information about places of interest you will encounter in the centre of Roermond.

    There are also Nordic walking routes and skike (or cross skating) routes for the more energetic.