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Watersley

sports & Talentpark

Watersley Sports & Talentpark is an internationally-oriented residential campus providing accommodation for up to 300 top-level sportspeople from the Netherlands and abroad. You can stay at the park as part of a team or as an individual, and you will be living at a very convenient distance to all the top sports facilities that this region offers.

The Sportzone Limburg sports center and an exciting city environment are easily accessible, as are a wide range of educational institutes. This makes Watersley Sports & Talentpark the ideal residence while you develop all your talents.

Vision

The ambition is for knowledge institutions, the business world, government bodies, and sportsmen and women to reach the top together. This gives rise to better sports performance – including a performance at an elite level – as well as optimum talent development and new knowledge.

Watersley Sports and Talentpark supports the development into a region for the top-level sport through the creation of a residential campus for this target group: a campus on which residence, education, work, and leisure are all connected with each other, allowing the emergence of a ‘lively’ top-level sports community.

History

The Watersley Sports & Talent Park grounds are part of a rural area located near the Sittard-Geleen urban zone. This area’s rich history dates back to the 16th century.

The country home Huis Watersley was built in 1752 as a hunting lodge for the noble Loyens-Delhougne family. Later, in 1876, it became a monastery for a German congregation of the Order of Friars Minor. In 1967 the country estate came into the hands of Stichting Pergamijn, a foundation that assists people with intellectual disabilities. Huis Watersley has been a nationally listed building since 1967.

The name ‘Watersley’ honors the park’s unique location, as it means ‘the place where water is collected’ and refers to the natural basin at the foot of the local Kollenberg hill.

Having served as a castle, monastery, and care center, it is now a peaceful environment where young, ambitious sportspeople can develop their talents

History

The Watersley Sports & Talent Park grounds are part of a rural area located near the Sittard-Geleen urban zone. This area’s rich history dates back to the 16th century.

The country home Huis Watersley was built in 1752 as a hunting lodge for the noble Loyens-Delhougne family. Later, in 1876, it became a monastery for a German congregation of the Order of Friars Minor. In 1967 the country estate came into the hands of Stichting Pergamijn, a foundation that assists people with intellectual disabilities. Huis Watersley has been a nationally listed building since 1967.

The name ‘Watersley’ honors the park’s unique location, as it means ‘the place where water is collected’ and refers to the natural basin at the foot of the local Kollenberg hill.

Having served as a castle, monastery, and care center, it is now a peaceful environment where young, ambitious sportspeople can develop their talents

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