Arcen Tourism

Arcen (Limburgish: Ârce) is a village in the Dutch province of Limburg. In 2010, it became part of the municipality of Venlo. Previously, it had been part of the municipality of Arcen en Velden and the seat of 'het gemeentehuis' (Town Hall). In 2001, Arcen had 1884 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.39 km2, and contained 747 residences. Its location on the river Maas makes it a popular tourist attraction. It is wedged in between Germany in the east and the river Maas in the west. National Park de Hamert lies just north of Arcen. Historic buildings include the 'Schanstoren' (Schans Tower) and the castle as well as century old houses in the village itself. The town hall is of a Traditionalist 20th century design by A.J. Kropholler while the church was designed in a similar style by H.W. Valk. Outside the centre are the Hertog Jan beer brewery and the 'De IJsvogel' distillery, which is located in a historic water mill and produces jenever (gin) and bitters and liquors. Near Arcen lies the only preserved fortress built to protect the Fossa Eugeniana, a canal built between 1625 and 1629 to connect the rivers Rhine and Maas. Arcen has a thermal bath and various holiday parks. Arcen's 'Kasteeltuinen' (castle gardens) went bankrupt in 2012. Arcen is the birthplace of former Dutch soccer international Stan Valckx.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Arcen, Netherlands. Explore Arcen travel guide before you plan your trip here. A gripping city on its own right, Rotterdam also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Rotterdam for its bountiful attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum on your trip to Arcen. Also, to reach Arcen, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Arcen.

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  • Know the pollution level of Arcen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Arcen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arcen.

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety Index 69.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.94 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.64 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.7 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arcen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.92 USD

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