Sittard is a historical town in the Netherlands with a number of landmark buildings of interest and a decent-sized college crowd to keep the nightlife and shopping options broad. After a leisurely walk through the town centre and surrounding ramparts, you can relax at one of the quaint cafés or in a friendly pub in the market square. The city is ideally located just 16 km north of Heerlen, 26 km from Maastricht and 193 km south of Amsterdam, so finding more attractions and activities is quite easy once you cover all area's offerings.
- St Peter's and St Michael's Churches
- Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
- Het Domein Museum of Sittard
- Explore the city walls of Agnetendal
- Enjoy shopping at the market in the city centre
- Watch the Sittard Fortuna play football at Trendwork Arena
Peak high temperatures in Sittard reach 23°C in July and August, while the lows hover around freezing in December and January. Most months see 60 mm of rain, but winter is slightly drier and freezes are common.
Getting There & Around
Sittard is served by regional and intercity rail services, and the train station is right next to the bus station and within walking distance of the city's centre. Maastricht-Aachen Airport is only 16 km away on the A2 motorway.
You can walk or ride a bike to most attractions in town, which sees mostly pedestrian traffic.
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