address: Markt 17The VVV office provides information, can assist in booking of hotels or activities and sells or distributes a collections of maps and informative publications. This is also the place to book boat trips or guided tours.
By carRoermond is well connected by road, and several major access roads have been upgraded or newly made in the past years. The A73 highway passes the town via tunnels, providing fast connections to the south (directions of Maastricht, joining the A2 after some 10 km) and north (direction of Nijmegen). There's a connection to German (direction of Düsseldorf) in the west via the A52. For the direction of Weert, Eindhoven and other north or north-west destinations, the provincial N280 road connects the centre of Roermond the A2. The N271, also a provincial road, is the best connection to Venlo.
Roermond railway stationThe train station is close to the city centre and is served by quarterly fast intercity trains operated by NS and by commuter trains to smaller destinations in the region, operated by Arriva. The fast intercity to the south (Sittard, Maastricht and Heerlen) leaves 4 times per hour, usually from platform 1 (but always check.) In the other direction the same connection runs to Weert, Eindhoven, Utrecht, and Amsterdam. Usually it leaves from platform 2. The typical travel time to Amsterdam takes 2 hours, Maastricht and Eindhoven are served in 30 minutes.
A slow train to Venlo (22 minutes) also runs twice per hour, stopping in Swalmen, Reuver and Tegelen. Also southbound there are 2 local trains per hour.
By busThe bus station is at the train station, and serves as a starting and ending point for many lines circling the city and connecting it to nearby villages. Special bus connections are available to transfer shopping visitors from the town centre to the Outlet Centre, Retail Park and House and Garden Boulevard. Bus lines are operated by Veolia.
If you're flying in, Schiphol airport, Eindhoven airport and Maastricht-Aachen airport are all nearby. Alternatively, consider airports across the German border. Especially Düsseldorf (DUS) is nearby and has many international flights.
Much of the old town is car-free. Here, it's easy to navigate on foot. There are a few parking garages, but alternatively, plenty of parking is available at the Designer Outlet Cente. From here, special buses run to and from the city centre, as well to other shopping centres in and around Roermond.
St Christoffelkathedraaladdress: On the central market square.Dedicated to St. Cristopher, this Gothic cathedral was built in the early 15th century and became a cathedral in 1661. It is a major feature in the city skyscape and a national monument. Significant changes were made when the structure was rebuilt after substantial damages in World War II.
Musterkerkaddress: MunsterpleinThis Late Romanesque Our Lady church originates in the beginning of the 13th century and is one of the most prominent examples of this kind of church architecture in the country. It was built as part of an abbey for Cistercian nuns, but is now the only remainder of that structure. In the mid-19th century, extensive restorations were carried out by famous local architect Pierre Cuypers. He demolished the baroque clock tower and replaced the 8-sided towers by square ones. His changes were controversial, but although the neo-gothic interior he placed was removed later, the outside changes remained. When the church sustained great damage after a 1992 earthquake, it was restored according to the Cuypers (exterior) design. The decorated kiosk outside the church was built in 1888, belongs to the church and is listed as a monument too. So is the 1752 stone water pump you'll notice on the square, but this used to stand in the Steegstraat and is unrelated to the Munster church.
Stadhuisaddress: Markt 31The city hall is one of the most prominent buildings on the market square. It got its current facade around 1700 and was restored and changed by famous architect Carl Weber in 1876. The little tower has a carillon and every day at noon a group of images turns around it.
Water sportsThe Maasplassen were formed through the extraction of gravel, and it is now the largest recreational water sports area in the country. All kinds of activities take place here, including sailing, windsurfing diving, water skiing and swimming. There are several beaches, popular in summer, with restaurants and other facilities. Dagstrand De Weerd is the closest one to Roermond, at the outskirts of the city. At a few designated places it's allowed to fish without a fishing permit.
address: Stadsweide 2Roermond has turned shopping into a tourist activity. Follow the crowds and shop till you drop at the extensive Outlet Centre. With some 120 shops selling brand products at discount prices, this shopping centre is highly popular among Dutch and German visitors. In fact, in terms of visitors, it stands as the second most popular attraction in the Netherlands. It's about a 15-minute walk from Roermond train station. There are shuttle buses to the city centre, but also to major German cities of Cologne and Düsseldorf.
De Gelegenheidaddress: Brugstraat 6Small place with good food. Personal service is friendly.
Aruna Cuisineaddress: Kraanpoort 1Good quality food, friendly service. There's a pleasant outdoor terrace too.
De Roergangeraddress: Roersingel 4Tasty, good looking dishes. The cuisine is French and international and the staff is friendly and attentive. If you're not picky, try the surprise menu.
Het Gerechtaddress: Heilige Geeststraat 27Simple but tasty dishes. For a set price of €19.95 you can pick 3 courses from the menu. There's parking available.
phone: +31 475520655address: Stationsplein 16Friendly and popular pub type restaurant featuring generous servings of only homemade meal choices for a fair price. Lunch 12:00-17:00 and dinner 17:00-21:00.
phone: +31 475 504 219address: Asseltsestraat 63, 6073 BS Asselt
address: Roerkade 11Around the corner from the Market Square and along the river, this hotel is one of the more expensive but also one of the most luxurious ones in town, getting raving reviews from many guests. It has 27 modern, spacious rooms, a terrace with a view and very helpful staff.
address: Roerkade 2Clean and friendly, this place offers good value for money in the town centre. It's often booked full in high season.
phone: +31 475 870 870address: Pollartstraat 7Top end design hotel of the Van der Valk chain, in a historic detention house. It's a plush place with about 40 large, well-equipped rooms. The bathrooms have an open connection to the rest of the room, making it somewhat less suited for non-couples to share. There's a sauna, gym, fine dining restaurant and room service. It's close to the Munster church and other old town sights.
address: Oolderhuuske 1This resort in the Maasplassen offers camping spots as well as holiday houses. Man people have a seasonal spot here, but short stays are possible too. Holiday houses are privately owned and prices for those start around €450 for a week in summer.
Free WiFi hotspot can be found in the railway station which is close to the city centre.