Near the border of Germany, between the rolling hills, you find Ootmarsum. The old centre has been renovated and it is very worth while to have a look.


The market place and the joining streets have cobble stones, so in a wheelchair it will not be a very comfortable ride, but there are many friendly terraces to take a rest.


The opening hours given by the Dutch Tourist Office VVV are not very updated, but don’t go to Ootmarsum on a Monday or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday are the best.


Throughout the city you find many statues, galleries and art shops; for example in a side street from the main Marktstraat you find an exciting little shop, which is closed on Monday and every day from 12.30 to 13.30 hrs.


Worth a visit are the open-air museum Openluchtmuseum Los Hoes and the school-museum het Educatorium. The school-museum is very attractive – it has a second floor, but no lift.


Then, in the Wortelboerstraat, you find a nice park with a tea garden Theeschenkerij Engels’ Tuin; only open from Thursday to Monday from 12.00 hrs. onwards. But since my visit was on a Tuesday ……






Openluchtmuseum Los Hoes: Smithuisstraat 2, open every day from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Museum Educatorium: Keerweer 2: open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs, Sunday and Monday from 14.00 – 17.00 hrs.

Unfortunately there is no parking very near the museum.