The Municipality of Beesel in the heart of Limburg
Greenest village in the Netherlands
The Municipality of Beesel was named the Greenest Village in the Netherlands in 2014. Beesel won Gold in the national green competition run by Entente Florale 2014. The jury praised Beesel as a village with a uniquely attractive landscape. The outskirts are managed by farmers and contain many rare natural phenomena, such as badgers’ sets. A close network of recreational paths help to make the municipality a green jewel. The municipality of Beesel is ideal for walks, cycle tours, Nordic walking and horseback riding. Foreign countries are comfortably nearby too, including the Brachterwald woods and the city of Brüggen. The major cities are easy to get to by motorway, while the western banks of the River Meuse are easy to reach by way of the picturesque cyclists’ and pedestrian ferry.
Characteristic village of Beesel
The municipality of Beesel exemplifies Limburg’s congeniality. The village of Beesel is a characteristic village with monumental buildings and a charming market square surrounded by a number of bars, cafés and restaurants. Beesel exudes ancient traditions and the hospitality of its population. Moreover, you can enjoy the beauty of the local ceramics, a fine example of creativity.
Take part in the legend of St George and the dragon
The legend of St George and the dragon has been kept alive in Beesel since 1736. Once every seven years, the whole village becomes immersed in this ancient battle between good and evil. The dragon’s thrusts take shape in six imposing theatre productions. Come to Beesel and be amazed by its theatre, music, singing, fights, drama and humour!
Varied range in Reuver and Offenbeek
Visit the villages of Reuver and Offenbeek with their diverse shops and friendly restaurants. The beautiful landscape between the various villages, which includes many chapels, wayside crosses and other picturesque monuments are waiting for your visit. Peace and quiet in the landscape: Meerlebroek and Beeselsbroek and the little hamlets of Ronckenstein and Rijkel can offer the most.