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).
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.
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.
Rebekah Villon is a dilettante. An animation professional, she's also a marketing strategist and writer, a world traveler, and dabbler in all thing DIY. In her blogs, as in life, she moves in several directions at once.
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7 thoughts on “My Favorite Roermond Walks”
Great guides Rebekah!
I’m glad you’re enjoying your new home city. You make me want to become an expat.
Come visit, Joe!
You should get a bike. There is a lot more nature near Roermond, but by foot it’s all an hour or more from the city centre.
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I really should!!!
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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.
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.
* De Weerd