Top 10 unique attractions

in Parkstad Limburg

10 Special reasons for the jury announcing Parkstad Limburg as winner of the Tourism of Tomorrow Award. The following attractions are part of the reason that Parkstad Limburg has put itself on the map as a sustainable touristic region and has transformed itself from a grey mining area with few prospects to a world class tourism destination!

10 Hotspots not to be missed

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Museumplein Limburg

Columbus Earth Theater, Cube Design Museum and Continium Discovery Center are all located at the museum square ‘Museumplein Limburg’. Each one of them has a unique way of presenting its vision on Earth, and on the products people have invented to fulfil one’s needs. Here knowledge and wonder – about science, technology, design and our Earth – intertwine. Here the past, present and future meet. 

 

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GaiaZOO

Make a journey around the world in just one day in Gaia Zoo; imagine yourself in Africa and come face to face with the world's most beautiful animals. 2016 is a special year for GaiaZoo, as the Zoo has ended as runner-up in the ANWB competition Best Day Out in the Netherlands 2016. According to members of the ANWB Automobile Association, a day at the zoo is the best day out. Why? Please see below

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Murals in Heerlen

Walk through the concrete jungle in Heerlen and discover its amazing murals during the Street Art Tour. The guide will show you the most remarkable spots in down town Heerlen. Who is behind those murals? Get to know all about street art culture and the making of!

 

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Wereldtuinen Mondo Verde

Mondo Verde is a unique park, divided into various themes, offering visitors of all ages a real treat! Children can have a great time in the active part of the park, while older adventurers will find peace and beauty in the gardens of the world.

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SnowWorld & Klimpark

Get ready for the new winter sports season, or try out skiing or skateboarding without having to travel far away. The world's largest indoor winter sports resort is situated in Landgraaf. There are five ski pistes, eight lifts and countless descents to try. Or go outside and climb to your heart's delight in the Klimpark: there are 4 activities for young and old, such as the Klimpark, the Adventure Trail, the sensational Ziplines and the breath taking Alpine Coaster.

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6

Pinkpop

Megaland festival ground in Landgraaf is the annual location of Pinkpop pop festival, round the time of Pentecost. This legendary festival is in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running pop festival.

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LeisureDome

The LeisureDome, in Kerkrade, offers entertainment for everyone, in the widest sense of the word. There is a mega cinema, a bowling alley and lounge, a children's playground, GlowGolf, games hall and arcade and much more. LeisureDome is the ultimate day out, an ideal location for business events and amusement for young and old, all in one location.

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Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij (ZLSM)

This heritage railway is the longest museum in Limburg. Take an unforgettable ride in a steam or diesel train, past the most beautiful spots in the Zuid-Limburg hills!

Drift away and enjoy the beautiful landscape, the special events and the nostalgic journey back through time.​

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BloteVoetenPark

Have you ever walked through nature on bare feet? No? Try it now in the BloteVoetenPark in Brunssum, and treat your feet to 100% natural stimulation. The BloteVoetenPark is adventurous, challenging, healthy and awakens the philosopher in you.

Abdij Rolduc in Kerkrade behoort tot de belangrijkste religieuze monumenten van Nederland. Rolduc is het grootste abdijcomplex in de Benelux en staat op de UNESCO-lijst van 100 belangrijkste monumenten van ons land.

De abdij heeft een rijke geschiedenis van meer dan 900 jaar oud. Momenteel wordt het monumentale complex multifunctioneel gebruikt. In Abdij Rolduc zijn gevestigd:

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Abdij Rolduc in Kerkrade behoort tot de belangrijkste religieuze monumenten van Nederland. Rolduc is het grootste abdijcomplex in de Benelux en staat op de UNESCO-lijst van 100 belangrijkste monumenten van ons land.

De abdij heeft een rijke geschiedenis van meer dan 900 jaar oud. Momenteel wordt het monumentale complex multifunctioneel gebruikt. In Abdij Rolduc zijn gevestigd:

- See more at: http://www.rolduc.com/NL/abdij-rolduc-door-de-eeuwen-heen#sthash.KnSbE2kh.dpuf

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Cultura Nova

From late August till early September the Cultura Nova festival boasts a program full of passion, magic and spectacle. 176 theatre, music, dance and visual arts performances take place on several exclusive locations in and around Heerlen. The program consists of world class acts and unique co-productions with young talents from the region.

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