LandgraafDutch city in the south of the country, famous for hosting Pinkpop, said to be the longest running pop festival in the world. It's also home to one of the largest indoor ski pistes in Europe.
The town has a train station, which is served by regional trains of Arriva and the German Deutsche Bahn (DB). Arriva trains connect Langraaf to Kerkrade, Heerlen and Maastricht, while the DB trains connect to Heerlen, Alsdorf (Poststraße), Herzogenrath, Aachen (Hbf), Stolberg, Langerwehe and Düren. Only in summer, this German trains runs on to Heimbach as well. There's no manned office at the Landgraaf train station, but there are ticket machines for Arriva, DB and also for the Dutch NS (in case you need to travel further than the mentioned towns).
The heritage line Miljoenenlijn, which originates in Simpelveld, also passes Langraaf. It's possible to use this train service to get in, but it serves as an attraction rather than a way of transport, with higher prices, limited schedules and long travel times.
Bus connections are operated by Arriva and include a few frequent services to Heerlen, from where you'll find connections to all towns in the region. Line 25 stops at the indoor ski piste Snowworld. Line 29 passes Heerlen too, but then runs on to Kerkrade.
address: Groene Wereld 10, 6372 PW LandgraafMondo Verde is a relatively new theme park. It consists of world gardens with replicas of monuments, for example the Alhambra from Granada (Spain). It also has a small zoo, a dinofauna and an amusement park with a roller coaster and several other attractions.
address: Megaland TerrainPinkpop is a big three-day festival which is usually organized during the pentecost weekend (late May to mid-June). During these three days, many national and international artists perform on the stages. The exact program differs every year. It is possible to sleep on the campgrounds when possessing a three day ticket. These campgrounds are created in the close vicinity of the festival terrain.
address: Witte Wereld 1, 6372 VG LandgraafSnowworld is the famous indoor skiing & snowboarding resort in the Netherlands, one of the largest of its kind in the world. There are three ski slopes, including a short, practice slope. In summer the steepest one is closed for visitors, as it used by professional ski-teams to practice. Discounts may be given for that reason. Ski and snowboard lessons can be given privately or in groups, but need to be reserved a few days in advance.
Snowworld Outdoor Fun ParkNext to the ski resort, this outdoor climb and fun park is a new addition to the Snowworld experience, suited for adults and children alike. You'll climb your way to the hill top using tree trunks and wooden plateaus ten meters up in the air, connected to each other with ropes. You follow the adventure trail to take in the lovely view from the top, and then make your way down with the Zip Line. There are different routes with different levels of difficulty, and there's an Alpine Coaster.
Swimming Pool In de Bendeaddress: Emmastraat 3, 6373 HM Landgraaf
There are several good quality bakeries in Landgraaf, selling (among other products) varieties of the local speciality: Limburgian vlaai. It is a pizza sized sweet pie which can be filled with f.e. apricots, cherries, apples. There are also varieties with whipped cream on it.
phone: +31 45 569 22 97address: Hereweg 92This place feels a lot like you're invited in someone's living room, and does get a bit noisy when it's full. It's the closest thing to fine dining around and the food is on the heavy side, but prepared with detail and care. It's run by a couple.
phone: +31 45-5332222address: Heerlenseweg 1-3A popular place that fills up regularly on weekends, serving French and Italian inspired dishes for competitive prices. Service is quick and friendly. It's only open for dinner
Pizzeria Santa Mariaphone: +31 45-5331313address: Stationsplein 65There are several Italian restaurants in town, and this one near the train station is one of the better options.
Otherwise, there's no serious night life in town, but there are some quaint cafés, if you're just looking for a beer.
address: Hoogstraat 157This place has a good selection of beers, including 5 on tap, and serves 15 kinds of whiskey.
address: Witte Wereld 1, 6372 VG LandgraafThe hotel is next to Snowworld, the indoor ski and snowboard resort in Landgraaf. It's large, with some 100 rooms and facilities include a wellness and fitness studio. They offer many ski/snowboard + stay arrangements, which can be great options if you'd like to take a course or just spend time on the piste.
address: Overstehofweg 14, 6372 VG LandgraafLocated in the middle of a natural area, this place is easy to reach but has beautifully forest surroundings and a quiet feel. There's a pleasant outdoor terrace next to a pond and a good in house restaurant for guests. It's one of the cheaper options around. Rooms are 3-star quality and good value for money.
address: Tunnelweg 99, 6372 XH LandgraafIt's not the cheapest option around, but this wonderfully restored farm building has the grandeur of a small castle. There a good inhouse Italian restaurant and the rooms meet all the 46star hotel criteria, while still breathing a nice historic atmosphere.
Bruna bookstoreaddress: Paganinipassage 92
Jumbo Supermarketaddress: Hoofdstraat 146