In addition to the wonderful shopping opportunities of the Designer Outlet Center, there is much that Roermond has to offer. The city’s old centre is nothing short of breath-taking, with splendid shopping streets, charming squares and historic buildings, while outside the city lie beautiful nature reserves.
- Have a fun day of shopping in Roermond’s well-known shopping streets
- Visit Roermond’s magnificent churches.
- Discover famous architect Pierre Cuypers’ works
- Great opportunities for walking, boating and swimming at the Maasplassen
Combine your shopping trip to the Designer Outlet Center with a day out in Roermond! Roermond’s city centre itself also has an interesting range of stores to offer, especially in its three best-known shopping streets, the Steenweg, the Heilige Geeststraat and the Varkensmarkt. And if at any point you feel like you need to catch your breath, try heading to La Bonta (Neerstraat 3) for a Roermondje – they’re absolutely delicious.
Roermond and culture
Roermond has been an episcopal diocese since 1559, and as a result has numerous splendid churches. Be sure to visit the magnificent Gothic St. Christopher Cathedral on the Markt, the 13th-century Roermond Minster and the Minderbroeders church.
Architect Pierre Cuypers’ city
Roermond is also the birthplace of Pierre Cuypers, considered by many to be the most important Dutch architect of the 19th century. Not only did he design the beautiful ‘music kiosk’, but he was also responsible for the restoration of the Roermond Minster. The Teekenschool on the Godsweedersingel is another example of his work. His former residence and atelier have been converted into a museum dedicated to Cuypers himself.
Roermond and nature
Roermond is surrounded by beautiful natural reserves. The Maasplassen, for instance, are the largest continuous water sports area in the Netherlands, offering great opportunities to relax on a boat or sunbathe on one of the beaches. National Park de Meinweg, meanwhile, is a great area for walking, cycling and even horse riding.