Best things to do in Roermond

A typical Roermond cake called Christoffel or ice cream, sitting on a terrace by the water, scoring the latest trainers or outfit, discovering new places by bike or on foot, enjoying the boats on the Roer and Maas… Are you planning a nice daytrip to Roermond? Discover our tips!

Sightseeing in Roermond

The cathedral, that church and charming gazebo on the square in the middle of town, the last city tower, everything about famous Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, the Carillon on City Hall and aal the monumental buildings. You can discover all that and more for yourself in Roermond. To help get get you started, we’ve collected the must-see sights for you.

Sightseeing in Roermond

City Cruise

The city of Roermond borders the beautiful Maasplassen, the largest continuous water sports area in the Netherlands. As a result, there are many fun activities in and around the water in Roermond. To really experience how big the Maasplassen area is and to enjoy your outing in a relaxed way, a city cruise is highly recommended.
You can step on board the boat in the centre of Roermond, at the Roerkade. Experience the beauty of this area for yourself with a round trip of about 70 minutes.

A city cruise is possible from mid-March till October.

City Cruise in Roermond

Discover Roermond from above!

You can climb the tower of St. Christopher’s Cathedral every first Saturday from April to October. You can do so at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm (€3).

The cathedral’s tower is over 80 metres high. The last stop is at 75 metres (just below the bells). There you can walk around the spire and enjoy stunning views of Roermond and central Limburg. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the views and take beautiful photos and selfies!

The climb to the top and back takes about 45 minutes and has around 265 steps. Along the way, short stops are made at the concert organ, the five majestic bells and the former flat roof.

Visit museum Cuypershuis

The famous architect Pierre Cuypers died more than 100 years ago, his work can still be admired in many places in the Netherlands and actually all over the world.
In his hometown Roermond you can admire his influence on the restauration of the Munsterkerk, he built the gazebo on the Munsterplein and off course his former residence and work studio. His former residence and work studio now are museum Cuypershuis, a contemporary and modern museum about him.

Visit museum Cuypershuis

Hiking & biking

Doing a city walk is always fun of course. It’s a relaxing way to discover more of a city. In Roermond, there are also several themed walks; stroll past the famous and less famous works of architect Pierre Cuypers or discover the museums and monuments. Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities outside the city like National Park de Meinweg and the Kapellerkwartier.

Hiking and biking

Shops in Roermond

Of course, you can easily combine the above activities with shopping. Did you know that Roermond has more than 130 surprising specialty shops? Of course, you will also find the well-known chains here (like H&M) and the Designer Outlet Roermond is a 3-minute walk from the Market.

Everything about shopping in Roermond

Food & drinks

Our city has numerous of nice cafes, lunchrooms & restaurants. The cozy terraces are spread throughout the city for you.

  • On the Roerkade, you have a magnificent view of the river Roer and the monumental houses @ Voorstad St. Jacob.
  • The Munsterplein with the +800-year-old Munsterkerk, beautiful gazebo and lots of trees.
  • The Markt with an atmospheric & historical ambience.
  • Stationsplein has old pubs with modern charm and bustling terraces.
Food & drinks

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Food & drinks in Roermond

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Hiking and biking in Roermond

Discover the hiking & biking routes in Roermond and its surroundings.

Watersports and beaches Roermond

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What are the most popular attractions to visit in Roermond?

The best attractions in Roermond are: the Maasplassen, Munsterkerk, Sint-Christoffel cathedral, the Cuypershuis museum and Designer Outlet Roermond.

What are the best historical excursions in Roermond?

The best historical excursions in Roermond are the Munsterkerk, Sint-Christoffel Cathedral, the synagogue, the Old cemetary and the monumental buildings in the Voorstad St. Jacob.