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Land packages for cruise passengers

Varied programmes for groups

The Midden-Limburg Tourist Board (VVV) offers a variety of land packages for groups, to help your passengers make the most of their stop at Roermond, Thorn or Maasbracht.

We listed a few options for you below. Variations, combinations or tailor made programmes are possible too. If your passengers rather go out exploring on their own, please refer them to www.vvvmiddenlimburg.nl or order our free passengers booklet for your guests, including all information on the region. The booklet is available in Dutch, German and English.

More information

For more information, tailormade programmes and bookings, please contact VVV Midden-Limburg, groupreservations, tel. +31(0)475-330289 or reservering@vvvmiddenlimburg.nl.

 

  • Coach tour through Midden-Limburg

    Guided coach tour through Midden-Limburg   

    A voyage of discovery by coach through this wonderful region. The route leads along historic villages on the river Meuse, picturesque hamlets, beautiful nature and the vast Maasplassen (extensive system of lakes, connected by the river Meuse). This tour is accompanied by a tourist guide.

    Programm

    Guided coach tour through Midden-Limburg  
    Duration: 2 hours

    Particulars

    Starting point for the bus tour is in Roermond or in Thorn (starting points in consultation)
    A minimum of 30, up to 50 persons per coach

    Addition

    Liberation Tours
    Liberation Route Europe is a continuously growing, international remembrance trail, connecting important milestones of modern European history. Liberation Route Europe links the main regions along the advance of the Western Allied Forces.
    Liberation Route Europe gives you the chance to discover and experience the route that the Allied Forces took during the final phase of the Second World War. We can arrange a package by rivercruise boot of by bus.

     

  • Roermond - Monuments route

    Monuments route through the historic city center of Roermond

    During this guided tour you will get a good impression of the city. The guide will not only talk about the famous people of Roermond like the architect Dr. Pierre Cuypers (a.o. famous from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam), but also about well images, churches, architecture and important historical buildings. The tourist guide will show you the Markt, Munsterplein and the Roerkade which are some of the striking points in this beautiful city. You will also visit a church. You can give your preference for the Munsterchurch, St. Christoffelkathedrale, Caroluschapel or the Synagogue. 

    Programm

    Monuments route through the historic city center of Roermond, guided tour

    Visit a church. You can give your preference for the Munsterchurch, St. Christoffelkathedrale, Caroluschapel or the Synagogue.
    Duration: 1,5 hours

    Particulars

    Maximum of 20 persons per tour guide.
    Longer walks are available on request.

    Additions

    Guided tour through the Cuypers House

    During this guided tour you will bring a visit to the Cuypers House. Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921) was born and raised in Roermond. The heart of this contemporary museum is architect and designer Pierre Cuypers (who a.o. designed the Rijksmuseum and central railway station in Amsterdam). A permanent exhibition depicts Cuypers as designer, architect, artist, propagandist, organizer, innovator, expert and idealist with an indomitable work ethic. Digital media and short films enhance the attractive presentation as the Cuypers House sheds light on both the professional and personal aspects of his life, revealing secrets hitherto unknown.

    Programm

    Guided tour through the Cuypers House. 
    Duration: 1 hour.

    Particulars

    Maximum of 20 persons per tour guide.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 AM to 4.30 PM. 

  • Guided tour through Thorn

    Guided tour through Thorn the little white town

    For some 800 years Thorn was the capital of a tiny kingdom, governed by women: The Stiftdames (canonesses). The beautiful Abbey church is a gracious reminder of this period.
    Nowadays  Thorn is a preservation site.
    The VVV tour guide will lead you through the historic town centre with its picturesque white houses and many authentic buildings dating from between the 15th and the 19th centuries, winding streets paved with original cobblestones from the Meuse, intimate courtyards, floor mosaics and mediaeval designs.

    Programm

    Guided tour through Thorn the little white town. 
    Duration: 1 hour. 

    Particulars

    Maximum of 20 persons per tour guide. 

    Additions

    Guided tour through Thorn including a visit to the Abbey church or the museum  “Het land van Thorn”.          

    During the above mentioned guided tour, it is possible to visit the Abbey church (with its beautiful baroque interior and grand main altar) or the local museum “het land van Thorn” (where particular attention is paid to the abbesses and noble canonesses who lived in Thorn throughout the centuries). 

    Programm

    Guided tour through Thorn including a visit to the Abbey church or the museum  “Het land van Thorn”.  
    Duration: 1,5 to 2 hrs. (depending on the programm). 

    Particulars

    Maximum of 20 persons per tour guide. 

    Horse drawn carriage tour in Thorn

    Visit the beauty spots of Thorn during this nostalgic, by Frisian horses drawn carriage ride.

    Programm

    Horse drawn carriage tour in Thorn. 
    Duration: 1 hour

    Particulars

    Trip can be accompanied by a tour guide who will tell more about Thorn and its history. 

  • Maasbracht - Harbour walk

    Maasbracht Harbour Walk 

    Maasbracht has an extraordinary history and an emphatic relationship with shipping. Thanks to its location at the mouth of the channel ‘Julianakanaal’, in the river Maas, Maasbracht became the second largest inland port of The Netherlands. The triple locks, with the greatest level difference in The Netherlands (12,5 m), offer a magnificent view on the harbour and 14th century marl stone church tower of the St. Gertrudiskerk. The VVV guided walk along, amongst others, the harbour boulevard, offers a beautiful view on the harbour and today’s shipping.

    Programme

    Maasbracht town walk, with a qualified guide of the Midden-Limburg Tourist Board (VVV). 

    Details

    Length: 1-1,5 hours.
    Maximum 20 persons per guide.

    Possible programme extensions

    Maas Binnenvaartmuseum tour

    At the Maas Binnenvaart Museum, located at the harbour boulevard in Maasbracht, you can find numerous reminders of the wealth of history of the Shipping Exchange and the present and the past of inland navigation. There is, for example, a model on display featuring the ‘schepenkerkhof’ (ship graveyard), a catastrophe that happened on 30 September 1944, when the enemy used dynamite to sink 240 ships in Maasbracht harbour. An unprecedented event in the history of inland navigation. The museum also features several scale models of ships that sailed inland waterways in days gone by.

    Programme

    Maasbracht tour and Maas Binnenvaartmuseum tour. 

    Details

    Length: 2- 2,5 hours
    Opening times museum: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 14.00 – 17.00.
    A minimum of 10 persons applies for tours outside regular hours.