The South Limburg area is known as the centre of the Euregio. Berg en Terblijt is centrally situated in this area. The Ardennes, the Eifel, Aachen and Liege are, so to speak, within a stone’s throw.
But the central location of Geulzicht Castle proves particularly ideal in relation to Valkenburg (3 km) and Maastricht (6 km).
A scenic foothpath bordering the river Geul takes you through the nature reserve Ingendael to Valkenburg, the city of marl. Here you can enjoy at length the cosy atmosphere of the sidewalk cafés, relax and indulge at Thermae 2000, or have a go at the brand-new Holland Casino on top of the famous Cauberg.
Maastricht is known by many for the famous Treaty of Maastricht, which made the unification of the present Europe irreversible.
But to even more people Maastricht also rings other bells: the Vrijthof, the St Servaas church, the
Bonnefantenmuseum, the St Pieters hill, the Dinghuis, the old bridge on the river Meuse, not to forget the exquisite culinary delights which a variety of Burgundian restaurants have to offer, or special events like Carnival or Preuvenemint. If you want to go shopping in Maastricht, the oldest and most beautiful town of the Netherlands, you have to allot at least one day for it. The district Wijck, across the river, is also not be missed!
On the outskirts of town you will find the MECC, an Exposition and Congress centre where many international fairs are held, such as the renowned, prestigious TEFAF art and antique fair. The whole year through exhibitions, concerts and congresses take place at the MECC. Driving there by car from and to Geulzicht Castle will take you less time than from many hotels in Maastricht.
All tourist attractions in the South of Limburg can be reached by car within 20 minutes, but leaving the through roads to explore the many little country-roads that wind themselves along picturesque dales, timber framed houses, field-crosses and standard tree orchards, proves for many a man to be the real highlight of the day.
Geulzicht Castle Hotel is situated on top of a rock, very close to the Geul valley. The river Geul, with a waterfall , flows 100 mtrs away from the castle. The Geul valley is rightly praised as one of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands.
In summertime emerald green and golden yellow, in autumn bursting with thousands of colours, in winter little Switzerland under a blanket of snow. A true paradise for those how love walking and rambling and crisp, pure air. One can roam for hours through nature and think oneself in a different country, if it weren’t for the many crosses and chapels that remind you this is South Limburg still.
The rustic location where one can walk the many many walkingpaths in its surroundings is the basis of a holiday to be active, to take a cure, to relax or even to work.