Venlo City Breaks
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Venlo is a municipality that can be found in the south east of the Netherlands, next to the German border. It is both beautifully rural and flourishingly urban at the same time. Originally it was a simple trading town of little significance but over the years it has become an important junction into Europe.
FloriadeThis once-in-a-decade flower festival returns for 2012 with tickets available until October. The floral bonanza is one of the largest horticultural events in the world, with five unique themed worlds covering over 160 acres of wooded parklands.
Limburgs MuseumTravel back in time at this fascinating history musuem and discover how people lived throughout the ages. With interactive displays and the unique Historoscoop cinema, its a great place to visit on those rainy days, no matter your age.
Town HallMuch of Venlo was destroyed in World War II and this monumental Renaissance building is one of few that remain. Dating back from the 16th century, the ground floor market hall now houses the city's municipal archives.
DüsseldorfVenlo is just 40 minutes from this vibrant German city on the Rhine, known for its fine arts, carnival celebrations and the atmospheric Altstadt - dubbed 'the longest bar in the world' - not to mention the shopping on the world-famous Königsallee.
CologneJust an hour away is this magical German city, home to the magnificent Kölner Dom, the world's fifth tallest church, and Hohenzollern Bridge, known as the 'love bridge' for its hundreds of engraved padlocks left by sentimental lovers passing by.
De Maasduinen National ParkA few miles outside of Venlo you will find this beautiful, scenic expanse of parkland, lakes and rivers, teaming with wildlife and home to Holland's longest belt of river dunes. At the heart of the park is the De Hamert estate.