We are sure that many have heard of, and perhaps have already visited, Limburg, a beautiful province located in the southern part of the Netherlands. Given that it borders Germany, Limburg is a frequent host of Germans who feels at home in this country.
Given that it is a large city that is also a favorite destination of many tourists, it is clear to us that we need transportation during our stay. Limburg can boast of very good public transport, i.e. bus lines that easily take you to any part of the city. However, we must be aware that the bus does not always go exactly where you wanted and that there is a chance that you will have to walk from the station to the place where you are going.
For this reason, many choose a taxi, which is a better, but also a quite expensive option.
So what is the ideal solution? Well, considering that you came to this city for a specific reason (business or pleasure), it is important for you to get to certain places or to visit various sights. Of course, it is most feasible if you have your own vehicle. Yes, we are talking about renting a car. In the end, this is the most economical and best solution because you don’t depend on anyone, you can move wherever you want. Many people think that renting a car is expensive, which is not quite true because you save your time. Believe me, a taxi would cost you much more. You can click here to learn more about it.
When we talk about renting a car, we have to say that the prices vary depending on the vehicle you choose. If you choose a luxury limousine, of course, it will be more expensive than renting a smaller car that probably also meets your needs. What is important when you are renting a car for the first time is to make contact in time to make sure that there are available vehicles. Do not hesitate to ask everything you are interested in about renting – how much it costs, what are your obligations (usually the tank must be returned full), whether there is an additional charge if you are a little late returning the car, and so on. The most important thing is to check whether the price includes insurance (for you and the vehicle) in case of an accident or breakdown.
This is something that should go without saying, but it’s always better to ask than to be surprised later by additional, hidden costs. When renting, it is necessary to submit certain documentation, such as an identity card and driver’s license. No matter how many people rent a car together, it is important to specify who will drive the vehicle, regardless of whether they all have a driver’s license. With most cars, you will get a basic level of insurance as part of the standard offer. Most often, this includes protection against theft, certain types of car damage, and damage caused to other people or property.
If you want to keep the rented vehicle longer than the reserved period, you will pay a fee. The price per day may be higher than the one which you originally booked. It’s best to let the rental company know your plans as soon as possible. Limburg is a city with about 33,000 inhabitants, which is, we would say, a smaller town. With that in mind, many people decide to rent a bicycle, motorcycle, or electric tricycle, which is also ok if the weather permits. This is the most economical and probably the most beautiful way to get to know any new place.
Now that you have solved the problem of transportation, the question arises as to what is worth seeing when you are in this area. In this province, you will manage many castles scattered around the countryside. Speaking of transportation, what you shouldn’t miss is a steam train ride that will instantly take you back in time. While driving between Langraaf and Simpelveld, you will be able to enjoy beautiful areas and get to know the hilly regions of this beautiful province, which are decorated with farms and fields.
Ok, we’re getting off the train, it’s time to stretch our legs with a walk through the Maasduinen National Park. This is one of those places that you cannot visit without being amazed because it is full of sand dunes, lakes to forests and swamps, and beautiful paths for walking and cycling while you enjoy discovering different flora and fauna. After the walk, a cafe in the small town of Thorn, which is known for its specific architecture, would be nice. It would be a shame not to visit the Dutch Mining Museum while you’re here, as well as one of the largest indoor ski slopes in the world, a place that has 5 different slopes that allow you to enjoy winter sports even when the weather forecast says otherwise.
As we can see, there are many means of transportation that you can use in this beautiful province, and it’s up to you to think and decide what you really need. All in all, there is no need to chase luxury, the important thing is to arrive where you set out and to enjoy the journey and the beautiful areas of Limburg.
However, given that this is a province that borders Netherland and Germany, a car is the best option, because it would be a shame not to “take a peek” at these European countries when you are just a step away from them.