Arcen is one of the nuclei in the municipality of Venlo and lies on the Meuse, which is dredged for the extraction of silver sands. The village attracts many tourists a lot of the variety of activities and is also called the Maasduinen tourist pearl.
The location offers many opportunities for discovery, after which you can enjoy a variety of local produce on the terrace in the village. This can be either walking or on a (rented) bike, but this can also be done with short or long trips on the Meuse or the Leukermeer. Annual events include the Aspergermarkt in spring, the celebration markets in the summer and the famous Scrooge festival in winter. In addition, there are many other places worth visiting, such as the beautifully renovated Kasteeltuinen (not open in winter), Grainbranderij the IJsvogel, De Hertog Jan Brewery, Arcen Thermaalbad and Atelier Wilma Boscheri where, in addition to art sales, it can be seen How art is restored
On the south side of the village on the Maas side is a ruin of a (river tower) tower with a remaining part of the city wall. In addition, the village holds many national monuments, several with respect to the Castle of Aren and its gardens, but also remains of houses and monasteries, a canal tower, St. Annakapel, the Wymars Mill, the Lingsforst, the Kurversgraaf and the Peter and Paulus church Are on this list.