ROERMOND. 57. Route. 403
The next station is Hardinxveld-Giessendam. To the left lies
the Biesbosch (p. 452). At Sliedrecht the railway crosses the Mer-
wede and joins the line from Antwerp to Dordrecht.
4531/,M. Dordrecht, and railway thence to (164M.) Rotterdam,
see pp. 456-60.
57. From Maastricht to Nymwegen (Dordrecht, Amers-
84 M. Ramwar (Staatsspoorweg) in 21/24 brs.
Maastricht, see p. 264. — The railway follows the general
course of the Maas, but at some distance from the stream. 33/4 M.
Bunde, the station for the Kruisberg (view). 8M. Beek-Elsloo ; at
Elsloo is a fine park. i
43 M. Sittard (Hotel de la Poste), a small manufacturing town
(5600 inhab.), has a handsome 43th cent. parish-church.
From Sirtarp To HerzoceNnraTH, 181/2 M., railway in 11/s-2 hrs. —
91/2M. Hoensbroek, with a ruinous chateau. — 12M. Heerlen (558 ft.; Hét.
Cloot, R. fs, B Ye, D. 11s fl.), amid picture e environs, ws in the
middle the seat of the Counts of Hochstaden. Master William ‘of
Herle’ (d. 1378), the head of the earliest Cologn school of painting, was ‘
born here. The church dates from the 12th cent. but has recently been j
enlarged. The modern town-hall has a lofty tower. Near Heerlen are a
coal-mine, the rain of Schaesberg, and the Streeperbosch. — To the right
of (16 M.) Kerkrade, with the Dutch custom-house, and close to the Prussian j
frontier is the abbey of Klosterra‘h (Rolduc), founded in 1404 and used as i
a pri seminary since 1831. —151/2 M. Herzo enrath, see Baedeker’s Rhine.
From (17 M.) Susteren, with an early - Romanesque church
(40th cent.), a diligence plies daily to the little town of (4 M.) }
Maeseyck (p. 209), on the other side of the Meuse. — 20 M. Echt; j
2231/5 M. Maasbracht. |
58 M. Roermond, Fr. Ruremonde (Lion d’ Or, R. & B. 21/4-24)5, D., i
incl. wine, 21/4 fl.; Munster Hotel, R. & B. 2-3, D. 11/o fl.), a town
with 14,000 inhab., at the confluence of the Roer and the Meuse,
possesses considerable cloth-factories. The imposing late-Roman-
esque * Minster, formerly the church of a Cistercian nunnery, con-
secrated in 1224, has recently been restored by P. J. H. Cuypers }
and elaborately decorated. It contains the tomb of Gerhard of |
Nassau, Count of Guelders (d. 1229), and his wife, Margaret of i
Brabant. St. Christopher's is adorned with paintings. A picturesque }
avenue leads to the 8. to the (1 M.) Redemptorist Chapel. — Roer- i
mond is the junction for the Minchen-Gladbach and Antwerp rail-
way (R. 16).
31 M. Swalmen; 36 M. Reuver ; 381/9 M. Belfeld; 41 M. Tegelen
43 M. Venlo (Hétel Zwynshoofd, R. 2, D. 24/4 fl., very fair), a
town with 17,400 inhab., lies on the right bank of the Meuse, and is
connected by a bridge with the opposite village of Blerik. It was
formerly strongly fortified and sustained numerous sieges, but the
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