Historic Meerssen will surprise and delight
Visiting Meerssen by train gives you the perfect opportunity to admire the city's rich cultural heritage. The historic railway station from 1853, with its quaint, half-timbered signal box, welcomes you to an area dotted with ancient churches, mills, and castles and surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Famous Meerssen artist Charles Eyck left artistic marks throughout the city, as well as a must-see architectural showstopper: the Basilica. This historic highlight was built to commemorate the miracles that transpired here...
Endless shopping fun for fashion-lovers and foodies
The historic heart of Meerssen is brimming with charming shops run by small business owners: from exclusive men's and women's fashion to must-have jewellery, endless interior design inspiration, and inspirational gift ideas. There are plenty of other shopping gems to be found in the surrounding villages of Bunde, Geulle, Ulestraten, and Rothem. Foodies will love the Thursday market, with its delicatessen, bakery, cookery shop, and chocolatier and patissier. End your day with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the local florist as a reminder of your fun shopping excursion in Meerssen.
Art in Meerssen: From Van Eyck to graffiti
The serene and natural environment in which Meerssen is situated inspires the creation of great art. In fact, an entirely art movement emerged after the Second World War, in the Rothem oil mill along the Geul. Known as the Meerssen School, its most famous artist was Charles Eyck, whose extensive oeuvre gained international acclaim. You don't have to go far to experience Meerssen's art: it's right there on the street!