Tucked away in the Limburg countryside in the southern Netherlands, Landgraaf is made for getting away from it all. Savour the quiet life on a luxury country retreat and explore peaceful woodlands and magnificent estates. Or head for the bright lights of Maastricht, a thriving, historic city with plenty of attractions.
A charming country escape within easy reach of stately Maastricht.
Things to do
The scenery around Landgraaf is surprisingly varied. The Netherland’s famous flatness dotted with dykes, ditches and windmills, gives way to gently rolling hills and fragrant vineyards. Caves and woodlands make the countryside to the south a popular spot for hiking and scenic cycle tours.
Landgraaf is home to the intriguing World Gardens – a unique collection reflecting famous gardens from around the world. Only slightly further afield is the regional capital, Maastricht, with its lively mix of cobbled streets and medieval buildings, chic boutiques and a thriving art scene. Maastricht is a hotchpotch of European cultures, with a multinational population from France, Germany and Belgium.
SPORT & FAMILY ACTIVITIES
There’s plenty to do in Landgraaf for those who prefer active holidays. Explore the countryside on foot or cycle along tranquil woodland trails. Play a round of golf at Winselerhof Country Estate. Or take the whole family to nearby SnowWorld – the world’s largest indoor ski resort.
Catch some live music. Landgraaf is home to Pinkpop Festival – a trendsetter that has attracted big-name international artists for over 40 years.
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