Within walking distance of the centre of Arcen, the castle gardens, brewery Hertog Jan, recreation park Klein Vink and the famous thermal bath.


In the vicinity of Arcen there is always something special to experience.

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Arcen (history).

Arcen (in the Arcens Árse) is the northernmost core of the municipality of Venlo at Dutch Limburgabout 12 kilometres north of the city of Venlo. Arcen lies on the easternmost Maasbend.

In the early Middle Ages Arcen belonged to the territory Straelen and it was donated in 1064 by Countess Irmentrudis to the Abbey of Siegburg. In 1330 Arcen separated from Straelen and became a separate seigniory that was a feud of Gelre. Arcen claimed then already a stacking right on the Meuse. The seigniory was allotted to the brothers Van Neighbors. In the 14th century Arcen already had a wall with three gates, although it had no city rights. The ramparts had to protect against punitive expeditions of competing cities, such as Venlo bans. In 1503 Arcen obtained the market law. In 1586 Arcen was -despite the ramparts- burnt down by the people of Venlo, including the area outside the ramparts. St Barbara Monastery. In 1635 and 1646 Arcen was destroyed by war, and in 1681 a fire raged in the city.

After 1648 Arcen belonged to Spanish Upper Gelre. During the War of the Spanish Succession it was by Prussian troops occupied, and so it remained as part of Prussian Upper Gelre German for about a century (until 1814).

The current core was formed during the 19th century, and in the second half of the 20th century several residential areas were added on the north side.

Arcen belonged traditionally to the municipality of Arcen and Velden. In 2010 it was incorporated into the municipality Venlo.


Brewery Duke Jan

At walking distance (300m) from our Bed and Breakfast lies the Hertog Jan brewery. 

At the Hertog Jan Brewery in Arcen, you can admire the authentic copper brew kettles and the attractive cellar with bottles of Grand Prestige from various vintages.

You are very welcome for a guided tour. For one hour, accompanied by an experienced guide, you will follow the entire brewing process. You will smell the hops, taste the malt and of course... the beer. And you will discover the passion with which the beer is brewed.

Castle gardens

Walk yourself through the beautiful gardens of Arcen Castle. A day trip to the castle gardens is a fun and unique outing for young and old. There is something for everyone here. Walk through the flowers or play miniature golf. And is it time for a cup of coffee and some goodies? Then you can go to the catering establishments that are present at the park.

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