My Favorite Roermond Walks

It’s been a year now since I’ve been taking long walks around Roermond two or three times a week. In the beginning, I was methodical, consulting a map to make sure I walked every road within a half hour of the station. I usually go for 30 minutes in one direction, then 30 minutes back. It has been wonderful; I feel like I have seen almost every part of the city, in every season and weather, found charming shortcuts, and thoroughly explored everything.

Of course I prefer walking in nature, and near water, and that’s not at all difficult here. I wanted to share some of my favorites. I haven’t included the basic loop around the city that I do when I don’t have time, and the little loop out Orangelaan or Koninginnelaan to Maasnielderbeek, following the water toward Maasniel and looping back toward the center, because I think those go without saying. All these walks take approximately a half hour from Stationsplein (and I’m surprised to see that Google largely agrees with me).

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This map isn’t entirely accurate; you drop off of Kapellerlaan into a park and walk along the Roer, but Google doesn’t seem to know that

The photos I have sprinkled in this post don’t necessary correspond to that particular route, they are just some pretty shots I have taken.

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The slightly faster way to do this one is along Pierre Cuypersstraat, but Roerzicht is such a pretty street
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I don’t know why Google insists on telling me where Eethuis Rosario is every time I open that map, but there it is
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You used to be able to get here by crossing the little dam thing on Andersonweg, but they have put up gates to prevent it
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This one is nice; just turn left off of the road the moment you cross the Roer, and you are on a little path that goes behind the Shell station and find a little bridge over the Hambeek
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This one is a little longer, but it’s the only way to loop around and see the Maas from that angle. It’s worth going through that industrial area to get there. This map doesn’t show the new bike path that makes it a little bit shorter, because you go beneath Venloseweg, not along it.
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I usually don’t go all the way along Buggenummerweg to the train tracks, because I don’t have time, but this is a really pretty route
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This one is a nice little walk, and ends up near the tiny cemetery in Leeuwen
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I don’t know why I like this one so much. You basically follow the train tracks down little roads near fields and little cottages… I find it very charming and relaxing.


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This whole area is worth exploring, and I walk around the area between here and Sint Wirosingel quite a bit.

If you have some extra time to wander around Roermond, these are some really peaceful, pleasant ways to explore that are a bit off the beaten path. Also, if you live here and have seen me walking up and down your streets in the mornings… hi!


All map shots are from Google, all pictures are my own.

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Roermond Walks”

  1. Great guides Rebekah!
    I’m glad you’re enjoying your new home city. You make me want to become an expat.


      1. I already wanted to say that after I read the article you mentioned.
        A bicycle gives you more independence to come around in the region.

        There is a lot to see and experience in this region.

        I read in the article that you never learned to ride a bike.

        There are courses available for that, but how, where and what, you have to research that one.

        I hope you will explore how to ride a bike with the same energy as you do Roermond.


  2. If you don’t have a bike, or can’t ride one, by foot is always an option if you have the time, and by bus is of course another option. Besides the nature, there are a lot of really small, charming towns around Roermond that haven’t even changed that much in the last two centuries.

    And if you like the water and you haven’t been there yet, walking around De Weert, Plas Hatenboer and Oolderplas in Roermond is a must. You will just have to walk across the bridge Maasbrug (now called ”Louis Raemaekersbrug”) and from there on you have several paths to walk around those lakes.


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