Walking & cycling in the green city on the Maas
The longer you stay in Venlo, the more surprised you will be by the green parks and open spaces in and around the city. The city is bordered on the north by the dunes of the Maasduinen National Park, and towards the border with Germany an expansive area of natural beauty larger than the Veluwe beckons visitors! The river Maas flows through the city and the peat bogs and heathlands of De Peel National Park start on its western side.
Cycling is the ideal way to discover the delights of our green city. The North Limburg region is cycle-friendly and relatively flat. There's no need to be afraid of any steep climbs here. The extensive, well-signed cycle routes make getting lost almost impossible.
Walkers can really indulge in numerous scenic routes: from routes indicated by old-fashioned coloured poles in the ground to the Santiago de Compostella pilgrims route! The Pieterpad - a long distance walking route of 498 kilometres that stretches from the north to the south of the country - runs right through the attractive centre of Venlo. To fully appreciate and enjoy the green character of Venlo, pay a visit to the tourist office (VVV) where maps of the walking and cycle routes are available for all ability and fitness levels. And check the website of Liefde voor Limburg for plenty of inspiration. Cycles can be hired at various places and chargers for E-bikes are plentiful.
Life is good in Venlo
Venlo has a rich tradition of enjoying the good things in life and a great affinity with art, culture and music. This is manifest throughout the whole of Venlo, and certainly in the harbour area, where it is reflected in the many restaurants, bars and cafes.