Member of the Dutch National Network

The municipality of Gulpen-Wittem, or rather the community of Gulpen-Wittem, wants to follow in the footsteps of our neighbouring municipalities Vaals and Eijsden-Margraten, and wants to become the fifth Cittaslow municipality in Limburg. The Cittaslow values and beliefs are a perfect match with the DNA of Gulpen-Wittem and fit us like a glove.

Gulpen-Wittem is the vibrant heart of the Heuvelland region. A small, welcoming municipality that manages to surprise visitors and inhabitants in every season of the year. In this peaceful and spacious environment, our nature, heritage, art, culture and local crafts and products can be savoured and enjoyed. Life is good in our ten villages and our 5-star countryside. The place to be for hiking as well as cycling. The unique and characteristic surroundings offer the ideal conditions to relax and to re-energize.

Gulpen-Wittem is a fine place for living and working. We protect our environment, our nature and our (drinking)water. We limit our energy consumption. People, both young and old, matter to us as individuals and as communities. Their development, health, wishes, dreams, initiatives and ideas are very important to us.

Together we try to make the world a better place by helping each other. Citizens, businesses and social organizations.

Our caring for each other, for our environment, for our heritage and for our lovely scenery, has no boundaries. Therefore, we cooperate with other authorities on common and shared goals. Doing so, together we seize opportunities and effectively tackle challenges.

In Gulpen-Wittem, in many ways, we contribute to a sustainable society that is worth living in. With our clear vision, we develop plans and objectives and we succeed in accomplishing them.

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Please enjoy our film “Het gevoel van Gulpen-Wittem” that demonstrates that Cittaslow runs through the veins of our community!


Nicole Ramaekers-Rutjens - Mayor of Gulpen-Wittem


Sanne van Mieghem  - Representative Cittaslow Gulpen-Wittem