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In Limburg, you will find many cozy bed and breakfast rentals where you can relax. B&Bs in Limburg are often found in rural areas and small villages, making these accommodations the perfect type of properties for trips in the area and walks through the countryside. A stay in a bed and breakfast combines the facilities of a hotel with the hospitality of the host and/or hostess on site.
When you think of vacation, it might automatically come to your mind distant tropical destinations with white sand beaches. For a wonderful holiday, however, you can also go closer to home. There are many beautiful places in your own country where you can also enjoy yourself, for example during a holiday in a bed and breakfast in Limburg. In the province that can be found in both the Netherlands and Belgium, you will find many special natural areas. The green, sloping landscape with many castles and half-timbered farms make Limburg a province that you should really visit.
Wonders of Limburg’s nature
Are you curious about the rolling landscape in Limburg and perhaps you would prefer to explore this area further? This is possible from a B&B in Limburg. The beautiful area is known for its many castles and half-timbered farms. Nature lovers can indulge themselves during walks through the beautiful nature reserves. But also the holidaymakers who prefer to go on a city trip can enjoy visiting historic cities such as Valkenburg and Maastricht.
While taking a car ride through the landscape, you can already see a lot of the beauty and splendor of nature, but of course, you can admire nature even better when visiting nature reserves. For example, you can see De Maasduinen National Park. This area is unique because the longest river dune belt in the Netherlands is located there. De Groote Peel National Park and De Meinweg National Park are also areas that should not be missed during a holiday in Limburg. In National Park De Groote Peel you will find a high moor area where peat was previously cut and in National Park De Meinweg, forests, heather, fens, and stream valleys alternate.
Limburg is ideal for cycling or walking, as you will find a varied landscape with beautiful nature there. Many different routes have been mapped out throughout the province that takes you to known and unknown places. The undiscovered places are certainly worth discovering. Cycle past mills or castles or follow the beautiful Heideroute. Or follow a culinary walk or a city walk. Are you staying in South Limburg? Then you can easily cross the border. This way you can cycle during your walking or cycling tour through Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands!
How to spend your time during your vacation?
All of our bed and breakfast homes are situated in nature, away from the crowds, and mass tourism. You can plan your time as you wish. There are plenty of wild adventures to think of. While staying in one of our properties, you can go hiking, biking, or paragliding. Test your stamina with a hike to the soaring peaks and you'll be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the valleys, rivers, and lakes that lie below. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you pick the most suitable home for a dream vacation in the wild. Or perhaps you'd prefer a small B&B that is near water. Just imagine waking up to the fresh breeze and one perfect view of the rising sun and the sea. Another idea is to rent a house with a garden, where you can snooze in the shade of trees and have lunches and dinners outside. Are you ready for your dream vacation in nature? Start by checking our special selection of B&Bs in Limburg and find your home away from home!
Not-to-be-missed natural attractions
De Maasduinen National Park
De Maasduinen National Park is located in the north of Limburg. The nature reserve consists of the Meuse valley, a plateau, and higher and lower sandy soils. The area is located on an elongated high sand ridge between Germany and the Maas. Until 1998 the name of the National Park was the Hamert. The area has a surface of over 4500 hectares. The Maasduinen National Park is managed by three different authorities: the Municipality of Bergen, Staatsbosbeheer, and the Limburg Landscape Foundation. It is possible to go hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and camping. The area is also equipped with four paved wheelchair paths.
The former name of the National Park was 'de Hamert'. The Hamert is now part of the National Park. The so-called parabolic dunes are characteristic of this area. Other types of landscape that you will find here are Maas meadows, heaths, deciduous and coniferous forests, fields, and peatlands. In the spring of 2012, there was a breeding case of hops, which are rare in the Netherlands. This insect-eating bird is normally only found in Southern Europe. It is the first time since 1995 that the hop has successfully bred again in the Netherlands. Normally, the hops only occur in this country during the forcing time. In addition to the special hops, there are many other birds in the nature reserve. You will find species such as nightjar, tree falcon, and woodlark. In addition, the area is known for its wealth of amphibians and reptiles. Near the Heerenven on Landgoed de Hamert you can find the garlic toad with a little luck. But you can also observe the natterjack toad here in the area. Reptiles that occur in the nature reserve are the smooth snake, sand lizard, slow worm, and the livable lizard.
De Meinweg National Park
De Meinweg National Park is located near Roermond and is close to the German border. This National Park is around 1800 hectares. The landscape of the Meinweg is interspersed with heath, forests, and fens. The park has been formed over the years by deposits from both the Rhine and the Maas. The Meinweg is part of Maas-Schwalm-Nette, a park that is shared with the eastern neighbors. The logo of De Meinweg National Park is an adder. With the exception of this National Park, the adder does not occur in Limburg and that makes the appearance of this snake-like special. As mentioned, the flora is formed by both forests and heathlands. Both coniferous forests and deciduous forests occur in De Meinweg, which means that there is quite a lot of variation in the flora of De Meinweg. The heather is often split into wet and dry. Both types of heather attract different flora and fauna. In general, wet heather often attracts plants such as "sundew" and the more scarce bell gentian. While dry heather often contains species such as "broom" and heather.
The fauna is also varied due to the alternation between forests and heath. For example, the coniferous forests in the nature park attract species such as crested tit and golden cock. The heather areas of De Meinweg are good for “typical” heather birds such as the nightjar and yellow buntings. Wild boars can also be seen in De Meinweg National Park. This heavy mammal can weigh up to 120 kilograms. As mentioned, the adder is an important animal for this National Park. This venomous snake can grow up to 70 cm long and is still quite numerous in this beautiful nature park.
De Groote Peel National Park
De Groote Peel covers an area of over 1400 hectares and is located on the border of Limburg and North Brabant. The area that is now considered a National Park is part of what used to be a very extensive high moor area. The area has been excavated to a certain depth, but it has not been subsequently drained. Because the area is not dewatered, you will now find a nature reserve that you will see almost nowhere else in Europe. Large ponds interspersed with heaths, sand ridges, and patches of forest. Because the area is of great importance to birds both nationally and internationally, you can only access a few hiking trails during migration (October 15 - November 30) and during the breeding season (March 15 - July 15). In addition to the hiking trails, various bat bridges have also been constructed from where you can discover the area.
During the spring and autumn migration, thousands of cranes pass the country. Cranes mainly pass through the province of Limburg. An important stopping place for these impressive birds is De Groote Peel National Park. During their migration, the birds stop to regain their strength. They catch frogs and mice in the large wet fields with piping straw. In addition to the crane, the Groote Peel is also an important area for countless breeding birds. For example, healthy populations of bluethroat, long-eared owl, and red-breasted wheatear can still be found. It is also one of the few places in the Netherlands where the red-backed shrike is still well represented. The flora of the area is rather monotonous. On the large open plains, you will mainly find birch alternated with piping root. The surrounding forests are rich in dirt trees, pedunculate oak, black alder, and poplar. There are also quite large areas of coniferous forest, consisting of Scots pine and Norway spruce.
A great holiday destination
Many different green spots can be found in South Limburg. Nature in combination with the varied landscape ensures that South Limburg is ideal for walking and cycling. Many different routes have been mapped out that will take you to known and unknown places. Because the undiscovered places are certainly worth discovering. Cycle past mills or castles or follow the beautiful Heideroute. Or follow a culinary walk or a city walk. Because of the location of South Limburg, you can also easily cross the border. This way you can cycle during your walking or cycling tour through Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands! In addition to the unique landscape, South Limburg is also known for its Burgundian hospitality. If you want to see more of this, follow one of the culinary walks. For example, you can walk a walking tour that takes you along a vineyard, or would you rather visit a brewery? Even when you go hiking or cycling with the family, there are many nice routes that you can follow! You can go rafting, canoeing, or kayaking on the Maas. The Grensmaas is located in a beautiful nature reserve and forms a natural separation between the Dutch and Belgian Limburg. Here you can even visit a real beach.
How is the weather in Limburg?
The weather in Limburg is similar to the one in the Netherlands. Therefore, it is known the fact that there are a lot of rainy and cold days. The country has a temperate maritime climate with temperatures between 3 °C and 6 °C during winter and it can reach a maximum of 25 °C during the summer in some regions of the country. Therefore, there are mild winters and cool summers. This type of climate is influenced by the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t forget to take an umbrella or your raincoat, waterproof shoes, and some clothes that can keep you warm.
Spend the night in a bed and breakfast in Limburg
The nice thing about a bed and breakfast is that you can get away from mass tourism for a while and unwind in a small-scale and personal accommodation. The big advantage of staying in a bed and breakfast is that the owners are known in the area and can give you many good tips about places that you should see. What is the best restaurant in the village? Where do you have the best view? And which sights should you definitely not miss during your holiday? The host and/or hostess will be happy to tell you more about it. Of course, the second big advantage is that you can not only enjoy a relaxing overnight stay but also enjoy a delicious breakfast the morning after. Spending the night in a bed and breakfast is becoming increasingly popular and we understand why! It is a very nice way to spend the night and no B&B is the same, you always experience something special. Each rental has its own characteristics, which makes the overnight stay unique. A bed and breakfast is often located in a special building. For example, you can spend the night in tree houses, monuments, mills, school buildings, an old factory, log cabins, and houseboats. So, this is an excellent opportunity to take a look inside that mysterious monastery or castle that you have always wanted to visit.
Are you ready for some luxury for the upcoming holiday? Then go for a luxury Bed and Breakfast in Limburg! A B&B is a unique way of staying, because you often stay directly in the house or in the yard of the owners, making a stay very personal and cozy. In a luxury version of a B&B, you enjoy just a little more comfort and luxury than you are used to. The personal service, the delicious breakfast, and the small-scale overnight stay in a B&B provide a completely different kind of holiday feeling than staying in a hotel. Spending the night in a luxury bed and breakfast gives you the ultimate holiday feeling, completely unwind in a beautiful room with soft beds and a nice bathroom. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast with fresh orange juice, a boiled egg, and warm croissants. Take a nice walk through nature or follow an interesting cycling route along beautiful monuments. A luxurious B&B means more space, service, and fantastic facilities. The accommodation might even have a hot tub, a jacuzzi, a swimming pool, or a fireplace. This way you can completely unwind in a luxurious B&B, and fully focus on relaxing and enjoying the moment.