"An ancient village in the heart of Limburg" Buchten by robertgaz

Buchten Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 12 photos


The history of Buchten dates back to the 11th century when it was known as Butines.

Buchten is situated in the middle of the narrowest part of Limburg. It is 8km's from both the German and Belgian borders. The locals speak a dialect which in neither Dutch nor German and understood only among themselves.

There are no real attractions here. It's a small village where the locals enjoy the quiet life. There are a couple of pubs and a few shops mainly for the benefit of the burghers of Buchten.

There is also a Catholic church for it's parishioners and they celebrate several events throughout the year. These include Christmas, Easter, Carnival and Sacrament Day.

South Limburg map

If you head north-west of Sittard you will notice that I have circled Buchten on the map.

Sacrament Day

If you Do happen to passing through Buchten sometime during June, you may witness the Sacrament Day Procession.

  • Last visit to Buchten: Jun 2000
  • Intro Updated Sep 4, 2006
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2008 at 8:50 AM

    Great page. I have been to the Province of Limburg, but not to this lovely small town. Cheers, Bill

  • May 1, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Useful web site

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 10:08 PM

    Cute little village :-))

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 11:37 PM

    no cheese but Kirchen *..* small village joy

  • Dec 6, 2005 at 11:10 PM

    Well it IS the Netherlands - and there's a lot of red in these photos - but still no cheese - oh ok... maybe because Gouda is yellow! LOL!!!!!

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2005 at 6:44 PM

    There's nothing that symbolizes community any more, at least in my opinion, than its custom and ritual. So very interesting and colorful. Nice peek at Buchten, Robert.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2005 at 11:12 PM

    Looks familiar


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