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Reader Recommendation… “he’s a really great guy.” Norbert Zandkuijl Balloon Shop Markt 100 6191 JK Beek Phone: 0031-46-437-70-99 Mobile: 0031-65-138-70-55 E-Mail:  

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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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Goat Farm – For children’s parties!

Reader Recommendation… Here’s something fun and unique to do for a children’s party. It’s not close, so it’s a bit of a time commitment by car, but the lady who runs the parties speaks English and is very good with the kids. Geiten Boerderij Nieuwe Meerlaan 4 1182 DB Amstelveen Tel 020 6455034 […]

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Yolandes Hobbyhok

Reader Recommendation… Yolande’s HobbyhokDorpsstraat 35a6456 AA BingelradeT: 0031-0464424980W: “…it is great and really convenient to the tri-border area. My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday at Yolande’s Hobbyhok in Binglerade, NL. It was such a great time. And Yolande is awesome and speaks wonderful English (on the phone, in person and via email). You can […]

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Valkenier – Amusement Park for the 4-9 age group!

Pretpark de Valkenier Koningswinkelstraat 53 NL-6301 WH Valkenburg a/d Geul The Netherlands Tel. +31-(0)43-601 22 89E-mail: mail@pretpark-de-valkenier.nlWeb: Prices: Over 2 years 7.95E per person (well worth it!) with a special Valkenburg tour train available from the park for only 1 Euro!Hours: 1000-1700/1800 Seasonally. Check the website for details. Just went to a rainy day […]

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de Siterhof – a delightful shop in Hillensburg

de Siterhof – creative workshops Bergstrasse 27HillensburgTel: 02456-509650Email: cieshor5@compuserve.deWeb: www.siterhof.comHours: Fri-Sat 1000-1700Speaks: English, Dutch, German What a cute place! This is a hidden treasure among the quaint village of Hillensburg (an easy jaunt between the gas station in Wehr and Schinnen). Carrie has a beautiful shop tucked inside a 250 year old barn. Some treasures […]

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Reader Rave! I learned about this one from a friend who loved it enough to get season passes for her family. With a HUGE amusement park both indoors and outdoors, Toverland is just as fun for kids in the cold, wet winter as it is in the summer. Great for pre-school kids too with a […]

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The Soap Story – Sittard

Reader Contribution… UPDATE: The Sittard shop has closed. The current closest shop is in Liege, about 45 minutes from the GK area. A current list of shops in several countries is available on the website. As I mentioned in the notes below, these soap parties are often less expensive and just as fun by ordering […]

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Children’s Birthday Party Locations

Indoor Playgrounds: Monkey’s Spielparadies: Humbolt Strasse 5Heinsburg Although I have not been here yet personally, I have heard from many that it is comparable or even better than Pee Wee’s in Neiderheid. Some say it’s cleaner. Open: Mon- Fri 1000-1900; Sat and Sun and holidays 1000-2200 Tel: 02452-977655 Web: Price: Kids under 2: Free; […]

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