Venlo is a city saturated with sights. Although ravaged by the bombings of World War Two, its stunning centre still sparkles with monumental and magnificent buildings. Recently renovated and stylishly sophisticated, Venlo is an emerging tourist’s destination whose cultural and gastronomic scene are sure to surprise and seduce intrepid visitors. Wander gorgeous green spaces in order to admire the kaleidoscopic colours of Holland’s trademark tulip; immerse yourself in the captivating collections of Venlo’s museums; or simply wander the atmospheric Old Town to discover a cheerful past that re-establishes itself in the future.
A fine example of Gothic grandeur is irrefutably Venlo’s imposing Town Hall. A renaissance façade is decorated with Gothic features that date back to the 16th century, creating an arresting image of administrative affluence. Gaze upwards at the vertiginous towers and precariously balanced decorative domes to appreciate the holistic majesty of the building.
Explore the intriguing historic legacy of the rich and rustic region of Limburg at the Limburg’s Museum, a space that allows visitors to delve into the illustrious past in order to discover working and living conditions throughout history. The exhibition features archaeological and anthropological artefacts that speak eloquently of the past.
Long established and effortlessly stylish, La Mangerie Restaurant is currently celebrating its 35th year as one of Venlo’s most critically acclaimed restaurant. A luscious and light filled dining room creates a wonderful setting in which diners can enjoy innovative and inspired dishes that reach the table looking like edible works of art. (Nieuwstraat 58, Venlo, Netherlands)