Sport & Recreation
Its green and leafy character make Venlo the ideal place for recreational sport. Venloop is the annual highlight of the sports calendar - a running event of national and international allure. Venlo also has a professional, league football club: VVV-Venlo. Plus top level hockey and handball clubs and the obstacle run VenloStormt. Venlo certainly has the sporting touch! And wonderful parks and open spaces where you can breathe and relax in the shade of the mature trees. Ideal for a walk or a picnic.
Walking and cycling
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.
Parks in Venlo
Julianapark, Wilhelminapark or Nolenspark
Become a member of one of the sport clubs
Venlo is a city of sport. Just take a look at the many joggers, runners and cyclists populating the city every day. But there are also many clubs and associations for sport enthusiasts. Just name a branch of sport and Venlo is sure to have an associated club! Football, hockey, handball, track and field athletics, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, cycling - to name but a few. There is a sport to suit all abilities and preferences. To find out more take a look online at the websites of the various clubs.
Picnic spot 1: In Tegelen near Château Holtmühle. Très chic!
Picnic spot 2: Enjoy a healthy sandwich with the Galloway cattle on the Blerick bank of the Maas.
Picnic spot 3: Julianapark. It's like the Central Park of Venlo. Sit and watch the world go by.
Picnic spot 4: The ferry between Lomm and Lottum. Sun twinkling on the river, old-fashioned enjoyment
Picnic spot 5: Next to the A67 motorway near the border crossing. Meet and greet truck drivers from all over Europe!
Run or walk in Venloop
Deservedly one of the major running events in the country. Get your running shoes on or cheer on the runners!