Gateway to the Meuse Valley River Park
In September 2022, Visitor Centre De Wissen officially opened its doors to the public. This brand-new visitor centre is the result of close cooperation with our partners: Visit Dilsen-Stokkem, Provincial Nature Centre and Limburgs Landschap.
Visitor Centre De Wissen is not only the new visitor centre for the nearby Negenoord-Kerkeweerd nature reserve. It also offers educational facilities for schools, tourist attractions in the city and extensive information on the wider area of the cross-border River Park Maasvallei (from Kessenich to Maastricht).
In this renovated visitors' centre, you will find a tourist information point as well as a fascinating exhibition on the Meuse in all its facets and an impressive viewing platform. The entire building, including the viewing platform, is accessible to wheelchair users via a lift.
For the renovated Visitor Center De Wissen, several partners join forces.
Limburgs Landschap vzw: owns and/or manages four nature reserves in the RivierPark Maasvallei. Negenoord-Kerkeweerd is one of them. They manage, preserve and improve about 500 ha of nature. In doing so, they are assisted by a herd of galloway cattle and konik horses.
Visit Dilsen-Stokkem: the new visitor centre will, among other things, function as the visitor centre of the tourist service of the city of Dilsen-Stokkem. There you will be able to find all the info you need about recreational activities in the municipality.
Provincial Nature Centre: is committed to a nature-rich and sustainable province. Schools can go there for an extensive nature and environmental education programme. Here at De Wissen, educational guides accompany primary and secondary school pupils on a playful, experiential tour of the nearby nature reserve.
RivierPark Maasvallei: Nature reserve Negenoord-Kerkeweerd is part of the wider landscape park 'RivierPark Maasvallei' along both banks of the Meuse. It extends from Kessenich/Thorn in the north to Smeermaas/Maastricht in the south. So the new visitor centre will also function as a 'gateway' to the cross-border RivierPark Maasvallei.
A bite to eat or drink remains possible in the recently renovated brasserie De Wissen. And accommodation also remains possible at this beautiful spot along the Meuse.
For all practical information, please visit: www.dewissen.be