Need a Cool Break? Visit the Lower Rhine region; nestled on the borders of eastern Holland and western Germany and rich in culture and history from both sides. Amidst a backdrop of stunning landscapes, the region is the perfect setting for an array of active activities, such as cycling, hiking golf, water sports and much cooler activities such as skiing. For a more relaxing break, revitalise yourself at one of the steaming outdoor thermal baths or stay in royal splendour at one of the magnificent castles. Enjoy the big city-life in Duisburg and Krefeld (GER) or Nijmegen, Arnhem and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (HOL) or relax amongst tranquil surroundings in Wesel and Goch (GER) or Venray and Ede (HOL). The choice is yours!
With an internationally famous fashion academy in Arnhem where top fashion designers such as Viktor and Rolf graduated, style in the region is definitely in abundance. Treat yourself to the latest designer trends at the largest outdoor fashion show in the world, every September in Krefeld (GER). Or enjoy some boutique shopping in Venlo and Tiel or at the Designer Outlet in Roermond (HOL) and the new shopping mall City Palais in Duisburg (GER). Plus, beautiful antique ceramics and glassware, historical prints, paintings and antique furniture can be found at the selection of outlets dotted around the Lower Rhine. Don't miss Christmastime in the Lower Rhine which is truly magical, with twinkling lights, the aroma of fresh baking and markets in beautiful historic settings offering a variety of seasonal delights.
Experience 500.000 years of cultural heritage, all set amongst towns and villages in a gently rolling landscape. Visit manors, moated castles, baroque manor houses and parks, such as Archaeological Park Xanten (GER), which tells stories of the ancient Roman Empire and its influence on the region. The selection of museums in the Lower Rhine, such as the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Veluwe and Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen (HOL), Moyland castle in Bedburg Hau and Museum Insel Hombroich (GER) showcase internationally famous pieces of art from van Gogh and the Roman History of the region.
Enjoy a variety of cuisine on your Cool Break from traditional Dutch and German delicacies to French, Chinese, Greek or Indian dishes. Plus, the perfect accompaniment to your meal is the locally produced wine, fresh from the region’s vineyards. Whether you prefer the cosy little outdoor cafés of Nijmegen (HOL) or the exclusive a la carte restaurants in the converted warehouses of Duisburg (GER), the region will not disappoint. Intrigued? Then visit the Lower Rhine for your next cool break.
Relax and rejuvenate on your next Cool Break. The stunning Lower Rhine region is the perfect setting for some “me time!” Try the Scandic Sanadome in Nijmegen (HOL) where the pools are filled with mineral-rich thermal water from the hotel’s own springs. Other facilities include a steam room, whirlpools, a mint room and a beauty salon with aroma massage, Hamam warm oil massage plus more. Or step across the border to Germany and visit Asia Therme where relaxation of the body, mind and soul is guaranteed. Facilities include relaxation pools, a fitness centre and a beauty centre. Let worldly wisdom from the Far East and a harmonious atmosphere provide you with a total release of everyday stress.
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