Unwind in Meerssen

Plenty of space for reflection

Traditionally Meerssen is a place of reflection. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the basilica to commemorate the wonders that took place here. Not only the religious heritage encourages to take a pause fore reflection. The nature-rich environment laced with rivers and streams, full of woods and fields, take your thoughts away from everyday life. Experience the tranquility of nature on foot, by bike or by boat. Take a welcome break on a sunny terrace, where the local culture invites you to practice the art of enjoying life.


Basilica of the Blessed Sacrament

The Basilica on the market square is also known as the 'showpiece of Mosan Gothic'. The middle section was built around 800 in Romanesque style by Charlemagne. Between 1320 and 1340, monks from Reims built the lower chancel in Gothic style (from the pulpit towards the altar). The middle section was later adapted to this style. The Basilica partially burned down in 1465 and in 1649 the church tower was partially destroyed in a storm. In 1773, it was demolished completely. The Basilica underwent two full restorations in the twentieth century. In 1938, Pope Pius Xi conferred it the status of basilica.

Take a pilgrimage walk in Meerssen

A pilgrimage gives peace and makes you reflect on what is important in life. One of the most popular pilgrimages in the world is the Camino de Santiago (also known as St. James' Way), with thousands of starting points, all ending in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Did you know that you don't need to leave the Netherlands at all for such a pilgrimage? The St James' Way also runs through southern Limburg! There are 11 caminis and one starts in Meerssen!

There is still so much to discover in Meerssen:

Waking up in Meerssen

Whether you book a holiday home, a loft apartment, a B&B, or a campsite, you can always expect a warm welcome in Meerssen. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to explore the beautiful surroundings.

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Hiking & Biking

The green surroundings of Meerssen invite you to hop on your bicycle and put on your walking shoes. Discover a small castle in the forest overlooking a watery habitat that's home to incredible flora and fauna.

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Don't miss these hotspots

If you're planning to visit Meerssen, we have some must-see hotspots you won't want to miss. Some are obvious gems, while others are more like diamonds in the rough. Head out, see the sights, and let the diversity of Meerssen surprise you.

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