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Continium Science/Discovery Museum

Reader Contribution (AS) Have you heard about the Discovery Center Continium in Kerkrade?  It’s a science center with special events and exhibits.  Looks like fun!   The website is in Dutch and German, but click on Bezoekersinfo for details on open hours and cost.  The home page will show you events.  Bob the Builder was there […]

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Local Fun List – all ages

The weather is getting nicer now and it’s time to get out… peruse this.  It’s an older list, but you may not remember it all.  Check out the Fun Valley park in Oost Maarland just 4 clicks from Maastricht!  So many fun things to do! Less than an hour away Gangelt, DE (13 min from […]

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AMAZING playground in Schinveld!!!

Privately owned and run, this HUGE playground has enclosed trampolines, a swimming pool, picnic areas, tons of play equipment, and a nice snack bar selling tostis, ice cream, and other treats for reasonable prices. Inexpensive (I think it’s just 1 Euro/kid) and fun, you can bring in your own food and stay all day in […]

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Mondo Verde

Ok, I haven’t actually been here, but several others have who’ve said that while pricey (and what isn’t around here?!?), Mondo Verde is a great place to go once in a while. Plus, they’re under new management and have expanded from just a garden park thing to much much more. Just check out the website. […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Swim Center in Wassenberg

Fairly new, the new Parcbad Wassenberg is not only reasonably priced, but has enough pools to keep everyone happy. This isn’t an over-the-top play center like Aquana, but inside, you’ll find the sports pool for the serious swimmers as well as a small children’s pool, a hot tub, sauna, plenty of place for big kids […]

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Noah’s Ark

Yes, a FULL SCALE replica of Noah’s ark has been built by a Dutch man and now travels around the Netherlands. I saw it in Schagen last year and it’s currently in Amsterdam just a ten minute walk from the train station. Fun for kids and pretty cool.http://www.arkvannoach.com/

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Hengelhoef – Family Play Park – Belgium

Reader Recommendation… One hour from GK… Hengelhoef Family Recreation AreaTulpenstraat 141Houthalen-Helchteren 3530, BelgiumT: 0032-89-382500http://www.hengelhoef.info/ Huge indoor tropical swim center, indoor play center, outdoor beach area, biking trails, camping facilities, mini golf, kids club with disco, picnic grounds, parties available… Prices:Combined swim center and indoor play ground ticket: 8E/per person Prices for indoor swim center: Sat-Sun, […]

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The Chocolate Factory – Amsterdam

Alas, it’s still too early for us now, but if you’re just arriving here, keep your eyes out for this – a chocolate amusement park/experience opening in the spring of 2011. http://www.dechocoladefabriek.nl

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Thomas the Train is coming! Choo Choo!

Reader Recommendation… Something really fun for Big and Little kids during Fall Break…Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends will be on show at the Museum Line Train Station in Simpelveld.   Thomas fans will love to ride on this traditional train engine and meet Thomas himself!  Children’s activities, train ride, and guest appearance are included in […]

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Bobsledding near Monschau

Reader Contribution… Hey all, we did a day trip to Monschau, but before hitting the village of Monschau, we drove to Rohren and for just a few euros, rode the bob sled down the mountain side. It was great fun, and the girls loved it. Very inexpensive, and all kids can ride. If they are […]

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