"Arcen - quiet, great food, great hot baths" Arcen by ImkerVS

Arcen Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 57 photos

Asparagus soup and Thermal Baths

A quiet town by the Maas River. North of Maastricht, a few kilometers up from Venlo. Friendly people. Wonderful food. Good place to bike and walk. Outstanding for natural thermal baths about a kilometer down the road... six giant pools, three indoor, three outdoor.

The rhythm of the Maas

Pleasant outdoor bistros overlook the Maas River, it's quiet traffic, it's silent ever moving form.

Shops on a quiet Sunday afternoon

IArcen is quaint and friendly. A mile of so from the German border.

Almost no Americans come here to visit. Since I speak a bit of Dutch, I was felt to be an extreme exception, a native english speaker, an American, who could actually speak some nederlands!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, the thermal baths, lovely for walking and good food.
  • Cons:It's out of the way. We had to take a bus to get there.
  • In a nutshell:Well known to the Dutch and Germans, worth a visit
  • Last visit to Arcen: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 31, 2004
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