Rhede is not only a small town steeped in almost one thousand years of history, but a town that takes great pride in its cultural programs. On the whole, a very friendly city and the cultural programs in Rhede run the gamut with classical music concerts, cabaret, literary readings, and even the occasional jazz revue.
Situated on the Dutch border, Rhede is a fashionable resort with a flourishing green countryside, restaurants with delectable international cuisine, or sit and watch the world walk by at one of the outside cafes. You’ll come to fully appreciate the town’s slogan of “Load Up On Culture,” as you’ll have a hearty dose of it as soon as you arrive in this fun little town.
You can walk or bicycle right over the border into the Netherlands on the old smuggler’s paths. For over 200 kilometers, you’ll be able to explore elegant homes, windmills, and majestic castles. With an abundance of nature reserves you’ll find a lush environment with animals and plants.
The stately-manor house in the town has been in the Salm-Salm family since 1850. It was once a 13th century castle until 1564 when an owner by the name of Lubbert von Rheman had it replaced. To this day, only the northeast wing and the tower still stand, while the Gudula Parish Church has stood in the town since the 1300s. But older still, is the town itself, having existed since 1050.
Besides the 950+ years of history, Rhede is a gracious modern town with a love of the arts, a love of great food, and a love of the outdoors. When you come here, you will be loading up on culture.