The castle was initially built in the 14th century by the Lord of Wassenberg as his hunting lodge. It has since changed many hands and housed various noble families. The castle fell into ruin for many years, until it was remade into the hotel that it is today.
A sophisticated monastery hotel in Sittard, Hotel Merici is a one-of-a-kind place for couples to visit on their honeymoon. “Merici” means being the center of attention, which is exactly what honeymooners will get when they are here. The hotel’s honeymoon suite is laid with a lush red carpet, the four-poster bed is embellished with rose petals, and next to the spa bath is champagne, flowers, and chocolates. If wanting to get out of the room, couples can also visit Saint Michael’s church, a Dominican monastery, and even canals nearby the hotel.