Sittard

Sittard is a city in the region South Limburg, in the Dutch province of Limburg.

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Sittard is a city in the Dutch province of Limburg, which is the southernmost province of the Netherlands. On the east Sittard borders on Germany (municipality Selfkant, in North Rhine-Westphalia). It has some 48,400 inhabitants (including those of neighbouring villages Munstergeleen, Limbricht, Einighausen and Guttecoven). Sittard is part of the municipality of Sittard-Geleen.

Sittard has a small historic city centre with numerous architectural monuments, including several old churches (St Peter’s, St Michael’s, Basilica of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) and a few half-timbered houses. The city has retained part of its city wall. On the south-eastern side of the city centre, the St Rosa chapel crowns the Kollenberg hill. Museum “Het Domein” is situated in a converted nineteenth century school building in the city centre. It focuses on contemporary art, urban history and archeology.

The main train station is located at a 10 minutes walk from the city center. Sittard is served by intercity and regional train services. The intercity trains coming from the north (thus from the directions of Amsterdam, Utrecht, ‘s Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven, Weert, Roermond) are split in two here, with one part continuing to Heerlen and another to Maastricht. In the opposite direction, the two trains are combined here to continue north as one.

Regional trains pass through from the directions of Echt, Roermond, Heerlen and Maastricht.

The bus terminal is next to the trainstation. The bus operator in Sittard and surrounding cities is Veolia , with lines to most of the smaller town in the region but also to larger destinations like Heerlen, Maastricht, Roermond, and Geleen.

As nearly all stores, restaurants and bars are located in the center, walking is a good way to get around Sittard. From the main railway station, it’s a 10 minute walk through the Steenweg to reach the Market and most of the sights. The streets in the center are pretty much free of cars and bicycles.

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