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What to do in the area

Many guests often ask: what would you recommend? It is difficult to recommend something. After all, everyone is different! Of course there are plenty of tips, which are already highly rated by previous guests.

You should really go for a walk along the Gulp. Leave your car at the hotel and then stroll downstream along the river. The grindstone, discovered by an amateur archeologist in 1953, lays in a small forest area west of the Roebelsbos, it is hard to find but with our tips you wil get there!  This stone was used in the Neoiithic period for polishing flint axes.

You should also really go for a walk along the Geul at Cotessen. Park your car at Buitenlust and then through the orchards and meadows walk to the Geul. Enjoy the view of the 330 years old Heimansgroeve (the oldest part of the Netherlands above ground!) Watch the Scottish Highland cattle grazing in the summer. Walking here is a joy. Every sight is another picture something that never bores.

Another tip is a nice drive along the Mergelland route, So you will discover South Limburg in a differrent way and you will reach many beautiful places.

Explore in a day the beautiful surroundings on a particularly stylish MEIJS Motorman electric moped 25km/h. Silently cruising effortlessly through the hills. 100% electric and environmentally friendly. We can provide a beautiful route with, of course, a great lunch spot.

Sportive climbing the Loorberg and Eyserbosweg or how about the Keutenberg. You can also ride the entire ride Amstel Gold Race yourself. There are signposted three differrent subroutes. All these three subroutes together form the route of the official Amstel Gold Race. It is possible to cycle the entire route, but also the cycling of a smaller subroute is possible.

Aachen, Maastricht and Liege. Three historic towns that are definately worth visiting! The same applies to the American Cemetry in Margraten. Most definately will you have a moment of impressive silence here.

And what we recommend in the first place: just do nothing for a while. Enjoy our wellness facilities. Enjoy your time off.

 

Activities

uuhm… it’s hard to describe this. You don’t need always necessarily have to do something, right? You can also just lay back and enjoy the panorama, the silence or that ticking woodpecker. Where else do you find this? Explore the area on foot or on bike and enjoy everything in your path.

If you are stayin multiple days there is enough to do. Fashionable Maastricht or Aken with its historic centre are some of the options. Visit the Alfa Brewing in Thull or relax in one of the thermal waters, in Carolusthermen in Aken. Thermea 2000 in Valkenburg or thermes de Spa. Are you a wine lover? Wine vineyard “de Planck” is a stones throw away. A little further in Remersdaal there is snail farm Sint Heribertus where you can visit and expand you knowledge about snails.

You can also visit the caves in Maastricht or the small amusement park Sprookjesbos in Valkenburg. Furthermore, the three country point near Vaals with its observation tower and maze also definitely worth it, in the heart of Vaals is unique in this region, the glass-blowing Gerardo.

Furthermore Mondo Verde in Landgraaf is recommended (30 minutes drive). GaiaZoo has been selected several times as best Zoo in the Benelux. This particular zoo offers a breath taking world of animals and nature.

And for those who want more active holidays: visit SnowWord Ski Slope, where you can ski and climb. The park is made up of 4 different activities. The climbing park, the adventure trail, the sensational Ziplines and the breathtaking Alpine Coaster.

 

Restaurants

Restaurant ’t Stegelke

Only 50 meters away is restaurant ’t Stegelke. René Pleijers gives you a warm welcome. You can find the most delicious grilled specialties including original Argentinian beef steaks. In addition, they also serve a variety of meat and fish salads. You mus taste at least once the homemade satay and rabbit cooked in Limburgs traditional way. Available are also seasonl dishes as delicious asparagus, mussels or game dishes. Open from Wednesday until Sunday. www.stegelke.nl

 

Restaurant de Boswachter

Only 20 meters away is restaurant de Boswachter. Ger & Joyce de Groen wish you a warm welcome. You can sit and enjoy on the terrace. Sample some of the many (local) beers. A great spot for lunch, drinks or dinner. Open from Friday until Tuesday. www.deboswachter.com

 

Restaurant de Smidse

Only 11 minutes by car. The secret of the blacksmith, three course menu € 27,50 There is always choice between fish and meat in the starter and main course and for dessert you can choose from cheese and sweet. Simply delicious and tasty food in a cozy atmosphere with Willeke van der Stap and Pascal Rouwette. A long time ago, de Smidse was a forge and had a blacksmith. Next to the main entrance there is a deep well which is visible through a glass plate. Openen Wednesday until Sunday. www.mheerindesmidse.nl

 

Herberg Moeder de Gans

Is a well known restaurant-bar, located on the pictuesque village square of Teuven in the Belgian border region, only 5 minutes by car of 30 minutes walking. The dishes are homemade and often made from organic products by farmers in the region. Open Tuesday until Sunday. www.moederdegans.be

 

Ijssalon de Helenahoeve

Ice cream parlour de Helenahoeve only 7 minutes walking along the Gulp, you run into one beautiful backdrop for one delicious traditional made ice cream in handmade cones at the Helenahoeve. Ice cream at the Helenahoeve is just jummy and plain delicious. Open Tues until Sunday. www.dehelenahoeve.nl

 

Restaurant Buitenlust

According to many, the restaurant (with super terrace) has the best view of the Netherlands. Only 11 minutes by car from SlenakerHof. Averiety of dishes to chose from and espacially in the winter you must taste the wild game dishes! Also a great starting point for your walks. Open 7 days of the week, www.buitenlust.nu

 

And there’s more, a selection where we and several of our guests have been: on the main road between Teuven and Aubel, near the church a good Italian restaurant La Scala an absolute must! And if you love sushi, we know a super good address in Aachen. And in Sint Geertruid, pizzeria l ‘appetito serves delicious steenovenpizza’s and has a lovely garden terrace. Really absolute experience in the summer. Advance booking is required.