Enjoy Kerkrade

Kerkrade, family town full of experiences

Kerkrade is the place to be. Watch flamingos at GaiaZOO, discover Discovery Museum or have fun in the LeisureDome. Enjoy a guided tour through the city centre or the centuries-old Rolduc Abbey. Discover little gems like former mine shaft Schacht Nulland and the Botanical Garden. Enjoy the surprising nature in the Anstel valley and the Worm valley. Taste the atmosphere in the city centre with its many terraces and shops. There is always conviviality and events take place regularly. Experience it in Kerkrade.

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All year round, you can find the best events in Kerkrade. Something for everyone.

Don't miss these highlights!

First time in Kerkrade? Or perhaps you've visited before? We have put together a top ten of things you should definitely see and do during your visit! 

What are you in the mood for?

Perhaps you have already planned a visit to the award-winning GaiaZOO. Another highlight is Discovery Museum, where you can dive into the world of science and technology. Or visit LeisureDome, a true play paradise where you and your family can spend hours. Rolduc Abbey, the largest abbey in Benelux, is also a must. And we could go on and on! Outdoors, indoors, active or relaxing: plenty of choice.

Experience the green valleys in and around Kerkrade

In Kerkrade, nature offers pleasant surprises! The green valleys are a wonderful environment in which to spend a day or afternoon. Woodland, water, and country estates make the great outdoors truly great.

Kerkrade: Family city full of experiences

Having fun with your family in Kerkrade comes naturally. Check it out!

Sleep well in Kerkrade

Sleeping on the motorhome site close to wildlife, connecting with locals at a B&B or would you rather taste the atmosphere in an ancient abbey? Kerkrade has it all.

Discover Kerkrade in a special way:

Traces of War guided tour

If you would like to know more about Kerkrade during the Second World War, then book a guided tour of places in Kerkrade city centre that serve as reminders of this turbulent period of history. An expert guide will tell you all about the memorials, war graves, and ‘Stolpersteine’ (memorial cobbles) that you will encounter along the way. The tour costs €3 per person (with a minimum of € 15 per guided tour) and can be booked by e-mail | stadswandeling.kerkrade@kpnmail.nl.

Guided tour: Kerkrade

Another way of experiencing Kerkrade city centre is on a guided tour with a local. Along the route, you will learn all about the city’s rich history and the enormous transformation it has undergone in recent years. The tour lasts about two hours and ends at the Market square, where you can relax and enjoy some refreshments on one of the many terraces. The tour costs €3 per person (with a minimum of € 15 per guided tour) and can be booked by e-mail | stadswandeling.kerkrade@kpnmail.nl.