What’s there to do in Sittard-Geleen?

A place to love!

Sittard-Geleen is a gourmet’s Mecca, to which its many bars and restaurants bear witness. And the calendar is packed full of events all year round. Its cultural heritage and multifaceted mix of events are meat and drink to culture vultures.

Attractions for young and old

A day out with the kids in Sittard-Geleen means fun and excitement for everyone. This includes anything from enchanting wildlife parks to spellbinding escape rooms and lasertag. Immerse yourself in a world of fun and enjoy all the thrills and spills.


Sittard’s picturesque and traffic-free old town is the perfect backdrop for some relaxing retail therapy. Its winding streets are home to numerous specialist shops, surprising antique and memorabilia stores, out-of-the-ordinary boutiques, exclusive designer outlets, as well as leading (inter)national chains. Why not make a day of it?

7,000 years of history

Did you know Sittard-Geleen is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the Netherlands? Excavations have uncovered artefacts used by prehistoric farmers of the Linear Pottery culture, around 5250 BC. Since that time, many more events of significance have taken place, about which innumerable epic tales can be told. After periods of Spanish, Austrian, French, Belgian and German occupation, Sittard-Geleen only became officially Dutch in 1867. Once, the town had the most modern coalmine in Europe, witnessed the last witch trials in the Netherlands and became world news after the escape of Asor the Lion!

Meet Asor the Lion

Meet Asor the Lion and learn about his remarkable visit to the church of St Michael in 1938. Would you like to find out more about Sittard-Geleen’s life stories? If so, visit Sittard-Geleen’s Visit Zuid-Limburg Experience (Rosmolenstraat 2, Sittard) and follow the historical time line.

Museums, theatres and exhibitions

There’s no shortage of art and culture in Sittard-Geleen. Discover the history of the town or marvel at the works of contemporary artists in one of the famous De Domijnen museums. For music lovers there is Pop-podium Volt, the centre for pop music. Enjoy national stage productions at the Stadsschouwburg (municipal theatre) or pay a visit to one of the smaller, more intimate venues at Theater Karroessel or Pitboel Theater.

Walking and cycling

Sittard-Geleen is a popular destination for walking enthusiasts because of its abundance of woods, parks and gardens. There are countless walking and cycling routes in the environs.

What else is there to do in Sittard-Geleen?

Hotspots no one should miss!

Sittard-Geleen is a place to love! There’s something to see and do all year round. Before you start exploring, this brochure gives you some helpful hints of places you should simply not miss! This will make your holiday or day-out even more spectacular!

There’s so much to discover in Sittard-Geleen