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Venlo Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 92 photos

Venlo is a city in the south-eastern Netherlands that straddles the Maas (Meuse) River, near the German border. It is situated in the province of Limburg, near the German border. Venlo was formerly a fortress city that changed hands during the wars of the 16th, 17th, and 18th century.

Must see sights/attractions include: the Dominican Chapel, the Limburgs Museum, the Museum van Bommel van Dam, St Martinuskerk church, the Town Hall and St Joriskerk church to name but a few.

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People who live in or who come from Venlo are called Venloër, Venlonaar or Venloënaar

In 2003 Venlo was awarded the title "Greenest city of Europe"

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Official Website
Venlo Hotels

The coat of arms consists of a shield in blue with the top half of a crowned gold lion with its red tongue showing above the lower half of a gold anchor. To either side of the shield are knights in armour with orange sashes and plumes of red, white and blue. Each is carrying a gold lance with silver point, from both are flying red pennants with the same shields from the arms displayed. To the bottom of the arms is the motto “FESTINA SPRING CAUTA FAC OMNIA MENTE” in gold letters on a blue ribbon.

These arms were granted in March 2004.

Twinned and Sister Cities: -

Klagenfurt - Austria

The flag of Venlo is taken from the shield in the city coat of arms and consists of a red and blue divided horizontally background, the red upper half portrays with the top half of a crowned gold lion with its red tongue showing, whilst the blue lower half shows the lower half of a gold anchor.

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  • In a nutshell:Motto: Festina Spring Cauta Fac Omnia Mente (Connecting hearts & minds)
  • Last visit to Venlo: Aug 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 25, 2014
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Lovely little page about Venlo here.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    Hello, Graham! I see lots of nice places to visit and to enjoy there!....

  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Great tips and photos! In 2008, I made a train stop in Venlo on my trip from Düsseldorf to Roermond. However, I didn't stay long -- only until the arrival of my connecting train. Venlo looks like a lovely small city in Limburg.

  • maryinutopia's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Love the photo...love these old church/cathedrals. Always go in and check them out. Light a candle for loved ones...thanks for sharing, don't think I've been to Venlo.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    Hope to visit this town sometime. Thanks for the very good introduction.

  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 11:53 PM

    thank you for your mail, nice said:-) great hp!

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Nice town hall:) I`ve actually never heard about this town, but looks fine.


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