Stopping By Venlo

Grote Kerkstraat (“Big Church Street”) with the tower of the Sint Martinus church in the centre.

The Ald Weishoês (Dutch: “Oude Weeshuis”, English: “Old Orphanage”) was built in 1611 and is the sixth oldest building in the city.

The city’s wharf on the Maasboulevard. The Meuse (Maas), the oldest river in the world, crosses through Venlo’s city centre.

Inside the St. Martinus church.

Venlo has won the title of “Best City Centre” for two years in a row (2013-2015). A fair amount of visitors, including many from beyond the German border, come to Venlo for a relaxing shopping experience.

Inside the St. Martinus church again.

A few days ago, I decided to hop on the train towards Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. I’m trying to make the most of my summer break and want to go on many excursions, so I went to visit the Limburgs Museum.

I didn’t take any photos inside the museum, but I genuinly enjoyed my visit. I’m personally very interested in (pre)historic topics and the museum had a lot to offer starting from about 250.000 years back into time. I think the highlight of the museum was a skeleton of a woman from the Middle Ages who was born with a deformed spine. She was estimated to have died when she was about 35-years-old.

After I finished exploring the museum, I only had about 45 minutes left until I would have to catch the train back to Breda (I didn’t want to be late for dinner, I have my priorities). So, very quickly, I went on mini adventure through Venlo’s city centre and took these photos!

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3 thoughts on “Stopping By Venlo

  1. Died at the age of 35…, and today we take life so much for granted. Your pics of the city are excellent, Roselinde. You have a wonderful eye for interesting sights. I’m enjoying my ancestors homeland through your posts about the Netherlands. Keep them coming. :)

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