As the capital of a small principality for over 800 years, and now a protected townscape dotted with monuments, Thorn has a lot to offer anyone wanting to explore! It is a historic centre with picturesque white houses and numerous authentic buildings dating back to the 15th and 18th centuries, as well as winding streets paved with original Meuse cobblestones, floor mosaics and medieval features.
In order to really get to know Thorn, you can book a tour from a professional guide from Toertje Thorn. For more information, visit their website: www.toertjethorn.nl.
Did you know that Thorn is home to a vineyard, from which delicious wines are made? The vineyard Wijngoed Thorn, is situated about 1km away from Thorn’s centre. The tasting room where the grapes are pressed and the wine bottled is a mere 50 metres behind Crasborn Hotel Restaurant. For more information, visit Wijngoed Thorn’s website: www.wijngoed-thorn.nl
Stay in the "White Town" and explore the idyllic villages along the Meuse by bike or on foot. Use the unique bicycle point-by-point signposting system with which you can choose your own route every day.
Be sure to also visit the "Land of Thorn" museum, located on the "De Wijngaard" square only 150 meters from Crasborn Hotel Restaurant. www.museumhetlandvanthorn.nl.
The best Christmas market in Central Limburg will again take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 11 am to 5 pm. Visit the many stalls and conviviality in the Historic Center of Thorn. If you do not want to miss anything, stay overnight in Crasborn Hotel Restaurant and you do not pay entrance fees or parking fees.
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The Gothic Abbey still dominates this small town. The cross-shaped basilica with its Romanesque westwork dates back to the 10th century, and boasts a Baroque interior with an imposing main altar. This wonderful Abbey, which was run by an abbess and ladies of noble birth, is an 800-year old legacy of female reign. Until the invasion of the French in 1794, Thorn was a source of prosperity for the whole region.
Kapel onder de Linden, the 'chapel under the limewood', also has a beautiful Baroque interior. Luckily, these beautiful pieces of history are still intact for us to admire today.
The Koningsteen nature reserve
This nature reserve is located approximately 250m from Thorn. It is a fascinating place, and home to wild horses (Polish Koniks) and cattle (Scottish Galloways). It is a wonderful area for walking and cycling among the many rivers. Guided tours can also be arranged.
The River Maas
Thorn Lies by the River Maas. The Grote Hegge lake, on the edge of the White Town of Thorn, is just the place to sail a boat, surf, swim, or sunbathe to your heart's content.
Stevensweert, on an island in the Maas
This old fortified town was surrounded in 1633 by the Spaniards with ramparts and canals.