The Local's Guide to Neighbourhoods in Weert
Updated: Jun 12
Exploring Weert: The Best Neighborhoods to Live In
Weert is a naturally beautiful city situated in Limburg, The Netherlands, with a population of around 50,000 spread across its suburbs and nearby villages. These include Swartbroek, Stramproy, Tungelroy and Altweerterheide—each offering different experiences and conveniences for their inhabitants. For those looking for an ideal place to live, exploring these neighborhoods will help one find the perfect fit!
The city of Weert is quite unique due to its round shape and ring road circle connecting the outskirts. As opposed to most towns in The Netherlands, you would hardly find houses with canals surrounding them (besides Molenakker). Depending on your budget and necessities, each neighbourhood provides pros and cons. Fortunately, all districts are equipped with playgrounds for children's recreation.
Different neighourhood areas in Weert
Weert, a municipality in the Netherlands, is divided into 11 districts, including the city center and 5 small villages. This diverse range of neighborhoods allows for a variety of rental and ownership of homes in Weert as options to suit any individual or family. Whether you're searching for a cozy apartment in the heart of Weert city or a peaceful home surrounded by nature, Weert has something for everyone. Additionally, the area offers a variety of facilities and activities to fit any budget. Explore the many possibilities and find your perfect home in the Weert region.
The Local's Guide to Neighbourhoods in Weert:
Fatima, the oldest neighbourhood in Weert is right next to the city centre. The city centre has 2 supermarkets, Albert Heijn and Jumbo, drugs stores, and clothing stores, cafes and restaurants. However, I find that the houses in this area is not as spacious as the newer neighbourhoods around. There is a kindergarten and primary school located within this area, De Kameleon.
Heiligen buurt is also walking distance from the city centre and the train station. The houses in this area are bigger and more premium than in Fatima. Along its main streets, there are restaurants, Bacio - an ice cream shop, Cafetaria de Rotonde snackbar, Action, a Morocan supermarket, a Turkish supermarket, a hairdresser and many more.
Biest is the next neighbourhood within the city centre fringe as well. This neighbourhood has a few shops on the main road high school, Phillips van Horne is located within this neighbourhood. The main hospital, St Jans Gasthuis Weert is within a walking distance from this area too.
Moesel and Keent are located next to each other, nearby the train station too. If you are more budget-conscious and need to commute by train daily these neighbourhood would be convenient as they have a number of schools, Jumbo supermarket, DA drugstore, Wijnhuis Weert - a wine shop, Bakerrij Broekmans - a bakery, Chinese Box Club - a Chinese takeout kiosk in Winkelcentrum Moesel. One of Weert's best high schools is located in Keent, Het College. There are several primary school and kindergarten in these areas too. Graswinkle is another area just on the other side of the train track with a kindergarten and primary school too. Kids friendly environment for young families.
Groenewoud is located around 15 minutes if walking distance from the city centre and the train station. A more quiet area yet still centralized. A big kindergarten and primary school, Ann de Bron, located around this. Around the corner, at the start of Groenewoud, there is a small supermarket, Jan Linders. In one of the main streets, Limburglaan, there is Goeden tweewielers - bicycle store, Hairmix - a store for professional hairdressing products, Orange - a Turkish supermarket, a hairdresser and Royal food corner - a kebab shop.
Leuken, the houses here are more spacious. Located close to the ring road of Weert. It has one of my favourite playground for kids with a more natural setting, just behind their shopping area. in Winkelcentrum Leuken is complete with Jumbo supermarket, Aldi supermarket, a stationery shop, Restaria snack bar, a hairdresser, and DA drugstore.
Moelenakker is a newly built area. Lush, spacious, cozy but a little bit off from the city centre. It has several schools and Jan Linders supermarket in Winkelcentrum Molenakker. You'll find those typical houses with canal on the backyard on this area.
Boshoven is one of the biggest areas in Weert. On the other side of the canal, a little bit far for my liking and a little far from everything else. But if you work in Eindhoven and drive a car, this neighbourhood is convenient as it’s the closest connection to the A2 highway and equipped with several kindergarten and primary schools. It has it's own Jumbo supermarket in Winkelcentrum Boshoven
Weert is a safe and friendly area for families and young children with many great neighbourhoods to choose from. From Weert city centres to more rural areas, there are plenty of options available in the area. Whether you're looking for an active lifestyle or a more peaceful environment, Weert has something to offer everyone.
One of the great advantages of living in Weert is its small size; you can get from one side of the city to the other within 10-15 minutes by car. Additionally, this small city is very bike-friendly, meaning that you can explore it quickly and easily via bike. If you don't have access to a car, cruising around with your bike on nice days is a great way to learn your way around Weert.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment and I'll be happy to answer.