Venlo is located right on the Netherlands/German border in the south east region of the Limburg province. With a population of just over 100,000 it is one of the largest cities in the province and one of the economic centres of the region too. Venlo has a large agricultural industry with one of the most active green ports in Europe.
Furthermore the city acts as a link to other cities in the region and in neighbouring Germany and is a central point for the development of the Limburg economy. During eras past, the area surrounding Venlo was occupied by both Celts and Romans and in later years around the 14th century, it served as a major trading post in the region. Today it stands as a fine city with a great deal to offer with a variety of historical buildings, modern activities such as escape rooms, public parks and specialized museums.
Lets explore the best things to do in Venlo:
Many cities in the Netherlands have a historic town hall that has stood for many years as a central structure of justice and ceremony.
The Stadhuis in Venlo is one such building and can be found on the Markt square in the old town centre.
Constructed in 1597 in a renaissance style, the town hall has a beautiful front façade with two domineering towers and a great deal ornamentation.
At night the town hall is often lift up in a fantastic array of colours and the surrounding Markt square is a great place to enjoy a drink or a meal.
Although you cannot enter the town hall, it is still a fine building to admire and photograph in the centre of Venlo.