Discover Benelux | South of the Netherlands Highlights | Limburg & Brabant Special
Fall in love with Limburg
While the Netherlands may be renowned for being flat, this region boasts a beautiful hilly landscape and is home to some of the prettiest countryside in the Netherlands. The Dutch like to call the merry Southern lifestyle ‘bourgondisch’, reflective of the Southern inhabitants’ epicurean ways. This region feels like an embodiment of the best of Europe: there are both Belgian and German influences thanks to their geographical proximity, as well as a love of good food that is so closely associated with the French lifestyle. This picturesque region is blessed with an idyllic landscape, an abundance of stunning castles and impressive historical ruins. Make sure you explore the numerous picturesque villages filled with charming half-timbered houses and be sure to pay a trip to popular tourist cities including Valkenburg, Geleen, Kerkrade, Sittard and Heerlen.
The province of Brabant is where Vincent van Gogh was born, and the famous artist’s work and life can be explored in many stunning locations. With such verdant forests and idyllic scenery, you may well find yourself motivated to take up painting. In the mood for something more
physical? This region is perfect for hiking and cycling. Or, why not combine sport and culture with a 335-kilometre bike ride through the Brabant landscape adored by Van Gogh, discovering the places that inspired his life and work. Discover more at www.visitbrabant.nl/en
Gain inspiration for your Limburg trip at www.visitlimburg.com Issue 45 | September 2017 | 65
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