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Along the Maas Road Trip

Venlo - Arcen - Gennep - Nijmegen - Doornenburg

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Historical sites Historical sites
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Along the Maas Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km95 h/stage0.6

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Along the Maas Road Trip in Netherlands?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 108EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 311EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 419EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 319EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 548EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 710EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 270EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 528EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 841EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,111EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 450EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 279EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 729EUR
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Along the Maas Road Trip Itinerary

The Along the Maas Road Trip is a fantastic way to explore the Netherlands. Starting in Venlo, the journey takes you through the towns of Arcen, Gennep and Nijmegen, before ending in Doornenburg. Along the way, you can enjoy the landscape of the Maas River, visit the Arcen Castle, explore the historic city center of Gennep, and visit the Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen. The trip is 95km long and can be completed in two days. The best time of the year to drive is during the summer months, when the weather is warm and sunny. With excellent road conditions, the drive is suitable for all drivers, with partly narrow roads along the route. This road trip provides an unforgettable experience and memories at a moderate budget.
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route length 95 km route length
budget fair budget
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accident level low accident level

START Venlo

Distance 95 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: slow 21.9 kWh Airports DUS , EIN
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Venlo is a perfect starting point for the "Along the Maas Road Trip". Located in the southeastern Netherlands, it is a charming town with many attractions, from the historic city center with its old buildings to the beautiful parks and gardens. Venlo is home to the Limburgs Museum, a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the region, and the Stedelijk Museum, a modern art museum. The city also has a number of churches and monuments, as well as many shops and restaurants. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), located less than 90 kilometers away. Car rentals are available at the airport, and from there it is an easy drive to Venlo. Once in the city, visitors can explore the many sights and attractions, such as the Broerenkerk, an old church in the city center, and the Kasteel van Arcen, a castle in the nearby village of Arcen. Visitors can also take a walk along the Maas River, admiring the scenery and taking in the beauty of the area. Venlo is a great starting point for the "Along the Maas Road Trip", offering plenty of attractions and activities for visitors. With its historic city center, modern art museum, and beautiful parks and gardens, Venlo is a great place to start an adventure.

1 Venlo - Arcen

Distance 14 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: slow 3.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Get ready for an amazing road trip through Venlo, Lottum, and Arcen! This 14km drive will take you less than an hour and will be full of beauty. You will be able to see the amazing Dutch countryside, with its narrow roads and scenic views. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some of the amazing attractions in these three places. In Venlo, you will find the St. Martin's Church, with its amazing architecture and picturesque views. In Lottum, you can visit the beautiful castle, with its impressive gardens and stunning architecture. Finally, in Arcen, you will find the beautiful Arcen Castle, with its gorgeous gardens and stunning architecture. With so many amazing sights to see, this is a road trip you won't want to miss. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage.

2 Arcen - Gennep

Distance 30 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: modest 7.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Take a road trip from Arcen to Gennep, two charming towns located only 30km apart and with a driving time of less than an hour. Start by exploring the enchanting Arcen Castle, a beautiful castle surrounded by a beautiful park and a unique garden. Then, take a stroll through the Old Town of Arcen, where you can find the old city walls and the old city gates. From there, head to Gennep and discover its vast history. Visit the city center and the many old buildings, including the Gennep Castle and the Gennep Museum. Next, explore the nearby nature reserves, such as the Maasduinen National Park and the De Groote Peel National Park. Finally, take a walk along the banks of the river Meuse and enjoy the scenic views. Along the way, you'll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops to stop for a bite or a souvenir. Be sure to check the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

3 Gennep - Nijmegen

Distance 33 km Driving time 0.9 h Pace: slow 7.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready to explore the beautiful area of Gennep, Groesbeek, and Nijmegen? This 33 km drive will take you less than an hour, but you will discover some of the most interesting places in the Netherlands! Start your journey in Gennep, a small city with a rich history and a beautiful natural landscape. Here, you can visit the city's main attractions, including the old city walls and the Gennep Castle. Continue your journey to Groesbeek, a picturesque town with many historical sites. Don't miss the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, a memorial to the Canadian soldiers who fought in World War II. Finally, end your journey in Nijmegen, a vibrant and modern city that is home to many museums and galleries. Make sure to visit the Valkhof Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the city. As you explore these three cities, take the time to appreciate the historical sites, monuments, and natural beauty that surround you. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

4 Nijmegen - Doornenburg

Distance 18 km Driving time 0.5 h Pace: slow 4.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Nijmegen to Doornenburg! This 18 km journey will take you on a scenic route and will take less than an hour to complete. Enjoy the views of the Dutch countryside as you drive along narrow sections of the road. As you drive, take the time to explore some of the most interesting places in both Nijmegen and Doornenburg. In Nijmegen, visit the Waal Bridge, a stunning bridge that crosses the Waal River, or take a stroll through the Valkhof Park, a beautiful park with stunning views of the city. In Doornenburg, explore the Doornenburg Castle, a stunning 13th-century castle with a rich history, or visit the nearby De Haar Castle, one of the largest castles in the Netherlands. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the itinerary of this stage.

  Doornenburg

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The final stop of the "Along the Maas Road Trip" is the charming and picturesque Doornenburg. Situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands, it is a popular tourist destination and a perfect end to a road trip. Doornenburg has plenty of sights to see and activities to do. The old castle of Doornenburg, built in 1298 and still mostly in tact, is the most popular attraction. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with an ancient moat and a drawbridge. If you have time, you can also visit the old windmill, the St. Walburga Church, and the Museum of Doornenburg. For shopping and dining, Doornenburg offers a wide selection of boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. There are also a number of cycling and hiking trails that you can explore. If you prefer something more active, you can go sailing, kayaking, or fishing on the river Maas. The nearest international airport is Weeze, located 64 km away. The airport code is NRN. Doornenburg is a great place to end your "Along the Maas Road Trip". With its stunning scenery, historical sites, and plenty of activities, this is a wonderful destination to round off your journey.

Along the Maas Road Trip at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Netherlands

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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