Of all the regions in Flanders, the Maasland is the most popular region for cycling. No wonder, because the landscape around the river Meuse is really delightfully flat.
You can cover a lot of kilometres along the banks of the river Meuse. But don’t go too fast or you might miss some wonderful views. You can also watch the grazers that help manage the natural environment. The ferries are an easy way to cross the river, and then you are suddenly in a far-off foreign land - the Netherlands! The two countries’ cycle routes connect perfectly so you won't get lost.
String of Meuse villages
You don’t visit the Meuse villages for their bustling centres or the variety of things to do when you go out; you go to experience the peace and quiet and the beauty of a picturesque village. The church clock in the background is the only sound you will hear. It’s never been so easy to combine culture and nature in a single day.
Regional Archaeological Museum
In 'Object in the spotlight' Musea Maaseik wishes to draw attention to objects in their collection that especially appeal to visitors.
Tours led by official guides every Sunday between 15.00 and 17.30 May to September.
Mass: Saturday 18.00 and Sunday 8.00 and 10.30.
Discover the water mills: Klaaskens mill
Chamber of discoveries
After a visit to the Archaeological museum, the kids can get down to work themselves in our Discovery Chamber. Activities include making an arrow and putting on a coat of mail, as well as face painting with ochre and making copper rings. There are 17 activities in total. Please note: individual children must be accompanied by a grownup.
Cultuurwandelingen in het RivierPark Maasvallei
Swimming and sauna at Aquadroom
Time travel at the John Selbach Museum
Painting and furniture collection
The John Selbach Museum is located in the former Ursuline Cloister on Boomgaardstraat in the centre of Maaseik. The first section holds the extensive collection of paintings from the 16th to the 19th century, depicting interiors, townscapes, still lives, landscapes, seascapes, animals and portraits.
In many ways then wandering through the museum, visitors take a cultural trip through the museum, visitors take a cultural trip through time. That impression is strengthened by the period rooms from the Renaissance to Biedermeier. The interiors and the zeitgeist are preserved there, too, as visitors are invited tot take a trip back in time.
Dolls and toys
As well as this imposing collection of paintings and furniture, the former cloister also houses hostess Corinne's Doll Museum.
The Doll Museum used to be in Maastricht. Some dolls are made from wood, but there are als dolls made from papier mâché, wax, fabric and biscuit porcelain. Mirroring the paintings set-up, the rooms housing the dolls are furnished in contemporary styles. There are 17th and 18th century period rooms, kitchens and fashion salons. The dolls are exhibited alongside accessories, such as miniature furniture, dinner services, tin toys, teddy bears, trains and other knick-knacks.