Nice to discover
The centre of Mechelen
Let's start with the centre of Mechelen. On top of the church gates in Mechelen stands the old church from 1810. In the past there was an even older church here, but it didn't stand the test of time. On the church square near the church stands Café 't Pintje. This 19th century Hoeskamercafé is the place to have a drink or a bite to eat. Mechelen also has a centuries-old castle farm and Commandeursmolen. Both certainly deserve a visit.
Glassblowing Gerardo Cardinale
The first tip we would like to give you is a visit to glassworks Gerardo Cardinale. The Italian glassblower Gerardo Cardinale was voted best glassblower of Europe in 1995. And he has his own glassworks in Vaals where you can go. By means of demonstrations the glassblower shows the intricacies of the trade. In addition, you can of course buy his glassware creations here. A visit to this glassworks makes for a unique and interesting day out.
A ride on the steam train
Another unique outing: a ride with the steam train on the Millions Line. The Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij takes you on a beautiful ride through the hills of South Limburg. Let yourself be taken through times gone by on a ride in this classic means of transport.
Various arrangements can be booked, including a culinary arrangement. This will make your ride on the steam train a special day out.
The three-country point in Vaals
Inevitable during a holiday in South Limburg is of course a visit to the Drielandenpunt in Vaals. The place where Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet is a popular place for tourists. And that is also noticeable in the number of facilities the place has to offer. Where there used to be only a Drielandenpunt, now there is a maze, playground and restaurant, so you can spend a few hours here. We certainly recommend you to go along the point.
Look for the snow
Are you ready for an active day during your holiday? Then come to SnowWorld Outdoorpark in Landgraaf. This park offers, among other things, the possibility of skiing and snowboarding. With 5 different ski slopes, you can enjoy a whole day of snow fun. SnowWorld also offers a climbing park, wellness facilities and fitness. In short, for an active holiday you should go to SnowWorld in Landgraaf.
Kayaking on the river Maas
Would you like to go on the water? That's what you do at Kayak Maasland. Here you rent a kayak, and then enjoy sailing on the river Maas. That means a day of wonderful enjoyment on hot summer days.
Enjoy a nice swim in Swimming paradise Mosaqua
Also if you want to take a nice dive, Buitenplaats De Mechelerhof is the place to be! Because children can swim for free in Tropical Swimming Paradise Mosaqua in Gulpen. And adults get a discount on the entrance fee. The swimming paradise has wild water slides, wellness and playing facilities. So you can enjoy yourself here.