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Discovering Weert: Exploring the Charms of Limburg's Town

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Weert, one of the largest towns in Limburg, is located in the southern region of The Netherlands. Famous for its annual Weert Fair (Kermis) and Bospop (a rock and pop festival). The municipality of Weert is surrounded by nature, with lots of green spaces – especially on the outskirts of the town. In 2014, Weert was named the greenest region in the world.

Lots of people have never heard of Weert or have any idea where it is or what is it like. How do you pronounce it anyway? Weert (similar to 'weird' in English), try this to hear the proper way to say 'Weert'.

Weert is a charming town 43 kilometres from Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Easily accessible by intercity or sprinter train, it takes just 17 minutes to get to Weert from Eindhoven and only 20 minutes with the sprinter service. Contrary to what many outsiders may imagine of rural Dutch towns, Weert is quite densely populated – unlike similar towns in New Zealand! It has the facilities that you need for a comfortable day to day living and more!

If you are looking for a more affordable cost of living, yet with convenience to Eindhoven, then Weert may just be the perfect place for you. Located at 43km from Eindhoven and only 17 minutes by intercity train (or car ride), Weert is still close enough to enjoy the big city life while being far away enough to escape its hectic nature. With excellent connections by train or car, this small town also offers many other perks such as affordable housing and a relaxed atmosphere. Plus, it is situated right on the intercity train line between Eindhoven and Maastricht!

Practical advantages of living in Weert:

  • Housing prices in Weert is almost half of the housing prices in Eindhoven. 

  • Many Weert residents drive 10minutes to Maaseik (Belgium) to fill up petrol for their cars as the Belgian prices are lower (20-30cents per litre) than The Netherlands 

  • Groceries prices are cheaper in a smaller town then in bigger cities (due to the cost of shop rental)

  • You save a lot more time with less traffic and less crowded supermarket doing weekly groceries 

  • Although the city size is rather small, there seems like always something to do or see in town every other weekend

  • Surprisingly very friendly for families with young children, safe, stable and calm 

  • If you love nature, cycling or walking in the countryside is just 10 mins away 

Weert is located only 23km away from Roermond, and it takes just 13 minutes to get there by car or via the intercity train. Roermond is much more visually pleasing than either Weert or Eindhoven, boasting preserved historical buildings and a picturesque waterfront along the banks of the Maas River. It is also home to the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Roermond, where shoppers can find over 180 designer stores like Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Prada, as well as twenty restaurants, making it an excellent destination for a day of shopping.

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