10 Things to Do in Venlo That You Shouldn't Miss

December 29, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Venlo (Dutch: [ˈvɛnloː] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, near the German border. It is situated in the province of Limburg.
Restaurants in Venlo

1. Venlo binnenstad

Venlo, The Netherlands +31 77 355 0653
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4 based on 236 reviews

Venlo binnenstad

We would love to welcome you at the shopping centre of Venlo! The inner-city still has the old structure of the medieval streets. Small streets connecting public squares. Be pleasantly surprised!

Reviewed By Paul M - Germany

My wife and I visited Venlo when we stayed in Germany for several weeks last summer. The drive from Essen to Holland is easy going and pleasant. Once in Venlo, don't waste your time looking for a parking space. Just head straight for the underground parking in the centre. It's easy to find and won't break the bank. You can also park on the large market square if you like. It's directly above the underground parking in the centre. The Town Hall is well worth seeing and there are plenty of places to eat to suit all pockets. There are also plenty of shops in what is effectively a pedestrian town centre. We spent a pleasant couple of hours there.

2. Missiemuseum Steyl

Sint Michaelstraat 7, 5935 BL Steijl, The Netherlands +31 77 326 1326
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Missiemuseum Steyl

Reviewed By RHAHJ - Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This museum displays many items sent home by the missionaries working around the world. One room is dedicated to Africa, with drums, ceremonial staffs, masks, and more. A booklet provides info. about the items. Another room displays insects, including many butterflies, and spiders and other small creatures. This gives a nice overview of the diversity of the small wildlife around the world. The preying mantices are maybe the most interesting. In the back there is one large room with large scenes of the larger wildlife, with birds, mammals, and other animals all crowded together. This yields some spectacular views. In the same room there are also glass cases filled with items from particular regions of the world, such as Papua New Guinea, Japan, etc.. Well worth a visit.

3. Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur

Kasteellaan 8, 5932 AG Tegelen, The Netherlands +31 77 326 0213
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur

Reviewed By JuPereira - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

When visiting countryside Netherlands this summer with my daughter, we visited this little museum in Tegelen, specialised in ceramics, which is located within the terrain of the hotel Chateau Holtmuhle.
The museum has a very interesting collection of ceramics from the 30s on, but also some pieces from Roman pottery that were found on excavations in the area and a very creative collection of modern ceramic.
It shows the history of local artists and it had an important social role during the World War II, continuing teaching ceramics to the locals.
Until today, the museum is quite active with classes on modelling and painting clay for adults and kids.
It caught my attention the huge number of creative tableware pieces for asparagus, which is a popular product in the region. By the way, you can have a tour also to harvest asparagus. Worth a visit.

4. Attractiepark Toverland

Toverlaan 2, 5975 MR Sevenum, The Netherlands +31 77 467 7050
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4.5 based on 698 reviews

Attractiepark Toverland

Reviewed By Nambarie S - Belfast, United Kingdom

Toverland it great fun lots for younger children and big rides too. Best thing about toverland that other theme parks don't have as much of is the indoor and outdoor attractions. There are 2 large indoor warehouse spaces full of rides they are connected by a dark walkway with fake tree trunks but beware the uneven ground in it with toddlers we had a fall so hold hands and it's fine. There's lots to do inside the first one has chair swings , a snack bar , spinning cups , a magic house where the kids get wands to point remotely at points and magic stiff happens very nice little attraction, indoor coaster and the second one has a fun house which my five year old LOVED he wanted to do this over and over also the toboggan ride is good in this area as this is only 2 people per go it has a long queue but worth it a nice extra is the photo on this ride gives your finish time as it is a real type toboggan you have some influence on your track time with a lever you pull and there is an online score chart . Another snack place in here too and a huge climb frame with long slides . And a traditional carousel and a funny ride that's like on a bean stalk that swings you upwards.
The outdoor areas are very nice too on a sunny day my kids favourite bit is the stepping stone type area in front of the Fountain show they loved splashing in the puddles. There are horses that go around a track that younger kids can do behind the swinging pirate ship .
It's a very visually appealing park everything seems finished to a high standard.

5. de Fabriek

Venloseweg 25, 5993 PH Panningen, The Netherlands +31 77 465 0513
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

de Fabriek

Reviewed By parapiet - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In De Fabriek hebben we onze familiedag gevierd, daarbij hebben we heel leuk spel gespeeld op basis van autoraces. Het betreft een soort escaperoom, maar doordat je met twee teams tegen elkaar speelt was dit veel leuker. Het was een gezellig evenement.

6. Speeltuin Mart Roeffen

Meerlosebaan 22 | Tegenover het huis op het adres Meerlosebaan 22 in Grubbenvors, 5971 NW Grubbenvorst, The Netherlands
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5 based on 22 reviews

Speeltuin Mart Roeffen

Reviewed By Yv0nne78 - Kaldenkirchen

Niet allen mijn zoon van 3, maar ook ikzelf heb enorm genoten van deze openbare en door vrijwilligers perfect gerunde speeltuin. Het is gratis toegankelijk maar ik doneer altijd. Mooie speeltoestellen, genoeg plekken om even te zitten kortom ik vind het geweldig daar! Toilet is aanwezig ik kan echter niet beoordelen hoe deze eruit ziet omdat ik hem nog niet nodig heb gehad. Tip, na een bezoek een ijsje eten bij Clevers

7. Kasteeltuinen Arcen

Lingsforterweg 26, 5944 BE Arcen, The Netherlands +31 77 473 6010
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Kasteeltuinen Arcen

Reviewed By Peter J

This place had rough times and a bankrupcy. If the start of this season Is a sign, it Is back to misery. There was not enough staff at the entry the petting zoo was not ready and the restaurant in the back ( containing the AED) was closed. The Stones at the White Buddah were loose so I almost fell. Maybe Hire some gardeners to clean up.
I hope they will clean up their act

8. Limburgs Museum

Keulsepoort 5, 5911 BX Venlo, The Netherlands +31 77 352 2112
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4 based on 123 reviews

Limburgs Museum

Reviewed By Izvor - Plymouth, United Kingdom

With our train scheduled to leave at 3pm, we really did not have time to do this fascinating place the justice it deserves.
From the front it does not look very big and the architecture does not capture you, but once in the doors the perspective changes.
We were welcomed by the desk staff who answered our various initial questions, and having bought four tickets we were give various bits of paper in English.
The museum is spread over three floors, with really well presented displays in chronological order - from 250,000BC up to modern day.
There are lots of things for the younger visitors to be occupied, and at the end your entrance ticket includes drinks in the very nice cafe.
One gripe was there could be more translation available. There were a lot of items in Dutch only.
We will visit again, and allow much more time.

9. Fun Forest Venlo

Trappistenweg 35, 5932 NB Tegelen, The Netherlands +31 88 369 7000
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5 based on 14 reviews

Fun Forest Venlo

Reviewed By Barbara R - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

We decided to have a go at Fun Forest as we have been to Go Ape in the UK. This was very similar and hard work!! Youngest child was 11 and she could only do certain courses as there were height restrictions on the others. The zip lines on course 7 were great. The guy who gave us our safety briefing was really thorough and very professional, he checked at all times that we understood what we were doing. Good value for money and definitely worth having a go! The Bos itself is a great place to visit.

10. Jochumhof

Maashoek 2b, 5935 BJ Steijl, The Netherlands +31 77 321 0012
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4 based on 27 reviews

Jochumhof

Reviewed By WStatesTraveler - The Netherlands

This is a very special place in my opinion: there are many plants and trees from all over the world in an area of a limited size. After your walk though the Gardens and the greenhouse you can have a nice cup of coffee with a local cake ("vlaai"), and enjoy the quietness of the garden.

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