Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Holland should pay a visit to the province of Limburg. This charming area is located in the south east of the country bordering both Germany and Belgium, and offers many things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.
Limburg has many scenic areas for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to enjoy. Watersports are popular here with activities such as windsurfing, water skiing and sailing available on the various waterways in the province. Holidaymakers can also enjoy a spot of river fishing in Limburg too.
The province offers plenty for golf enthusiasts with 18-hole courses in Maastricht and Herkenbosch amongst other places. Visitors will also be able to play tennis with courts open to the public in numerous places including Maastricht. Holidaymakers looking to relax and be pampered can visit one of the many spas and wellness centres in the region.
The cities and towns of Limburg have many bars, cafes and restaurants with a wide variety of dining options including local dishes and some international cuisine too. Visitors will find plenty of shops in the larger towns and cities such as Maastricht. Many places sell gifts and souvenirs and self catering holidaymakers will be able to buy food and drink from market stalls and supermarkets, which are aplenty in Limburg.
Limburg has lots of interesting places to visit including the capital of the province, Maastricht. This city has many historic buildings such as a 13th century town gate, which is the oldest in the country. There are several museums in the city including the Natural History Museum, Bonnefanten Museum and Museum aan het Vrijthof. Another interesting thing to do in Maastricht is to take a guided tour of the St Pietersberg Caves, which date back to Roman times.
There are some very pretty gardens worth seeing such as Kasteeltuinen in Arcen and Mondo Verde in Landgraaf. Families may also like to take a trip to the Fairy Tale Forest, which is an amusement park at Valkenburg. Holidaymakers with a car can also take a two and half hour trip to Amsterdam or perhaps cross the border to Brussels in Belgium, which is just an hour and a half away.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Holland is July and August when the average high temperature is 21 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January and February averaging just a high of 6 degrees centigrade and a low of 1 degree. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 100mm rainfall, but rain can fall any time of the year.
Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) in Germany is approximately one hour and 10 minutes drive from Maastricht, which is the capital city of the Limburg region. Flights arrive here from many international airports including Athens (ATH), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Car rental services are located in the central arrivals area. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Alamo and Sixt are all located here. Taxis are also available in front of the central arrivals area.