Holidays to Spa
This town has been inextricably linked to luxurious spas and spring water for centuries. Leave all your worries behind during a relaxing spa treatment or thermal bath.
Spa was the spa resort par excellence in the 18th and 19th century and was very popular with the rich and the famous. People came from far and wide to experience the healing properties of Spa's water. Czar Peter the Great and King Charles II of England are among the people who are said to have stayed here.
Spa's main attraction is of course its water. Taste the water directly from the source at one of the city’s seven sources, such as the Peter-de-Grote source. Or immerse yourself in one of the thermal baths up in the hills. You can also admire the outside of Spa's 19th-century bath house in the centre of town. The old bath house is unfortunately not open to the public.
Alternate your spa treatments with a trip to the weekly flea market, which takes place very Sunday at Parc de Sept-Heures or to Lake Warfaaz, which is 2 kilometres from Spa. From the beginning of April to the end of October you can paddle around the lake with your partner in a pedalo!
Spa is in the middle of the Ardennes and therefore surrounded by beautiful nature. Hire a bicycle and cycle to one of the nearby villages or explore the area on foot. If you go to Spa by car, you will generally be able to park in town without any problems. Do bear in mind though that the time you are allowed to park may be limited and that you may need a parking disc.
If you're travelling by public transport and coming from the Netherlands, take the train to Maastricht, change there for the train to Aachen. From there take the train to Spa-Géronstère. Driving is easier and faster, though. If you're already in the Netherlands, the drive from Utrecht, for example, will take approximately 2.5 hours. The drive from Calais to Spa takes some 3.5 hours.
Recharge your batteries in the middle of the Ardennes in the lovely Belgian town of Spa.