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Netherlands – A three day bike/car trip

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide For a wonderful three-day trip–bring your bikes: Day 1 to take the 30-minute ferry to Texel Island is another popular tourist destination, but doesn’t feel all that touristy. It has beautiful, shell-packed beaches; nature reserves; sand dunes; loads of sheep and sheep-related products (woollens, soaps/creams, […]

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Leuven, Belgium

Just 20 minutes west of Brussels, lies one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, the beautiful 10th century town of Leuven. Little known by tourists, you won’t encounter large crowds here, but instead throngs of locals and university students out enjoying the great food, local beer, long streets with quaint shops, and architecture that rivals anything […]

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Delft, NL

A quick hop from any of the Holland attractions, Delft is an easy stop on your way home from Amsterdam, the Keukenhof, or the coast. Location: South Holland Tourist Draw: The New Church with a tower that you can climb, the old church along a nice canal, the Royal Delft pottery factory, a very quaint […]

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Keukenhof Bulb Gardens – Holland

In 2008, the Keukenhof will only be open until 18 May! In 2009, the Keukenhof will be open from 19 March until 21 May! Keukenhof Stationsweg 166a; Lisse, NL+31 (0)252 465 555Email: info@keukenhof.nlWeb: http://www.keukenhof.nl/ All the information that you need is on the website in English. DO go to the website and read through the […]

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Toverland

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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Floral Parade NL

If you’re up late or are getting up super early and have nothing going on tomorrow, here’s something to do. If you’re getting this late, then click on the link and mentally plan for next year. The Dutch do flowers extremely well, so this 40 km parade is sure to be fantastic. Plus, with 40 […]

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Amsterdam

I know that many of you have been to Amsterdam a lot and probably know a lot… please pass it along. I haven’t been to enough of this city yet – but it’s worth going back to! My #1 recommendation for Amsterdam: Comfortable walking shoes and the DK Eyewitness Amsterdam guide. Just two short hours […]

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Spangdahlem, Bitburg and Luxembourg

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Getting there: N281 toward Aachen, A44 towards Liege (but not all the way), E42 to south Verviers to Malmedy, E42 to St. Vith, E42/A60 to Prum exit Bitburg. Waldhaus Eifel Park is off the B50 between Bitburg and Spangdahlem. You can shop at the Spangdahlem […]

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CenterParcs Europe

Reader Recommendation… With 17 village parks spread throughout The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France, Center Parcs Europe could be the answer to your rainy day, long weekend, what-to-do-with-kids blues. It’s a village. Equipped with apartments and hotel rooms in various sizes, a family from 4-8 can find just the spot to call their own for […]

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Tongeren Shops – Meet Babs

‘t BegijntjeLocation: st-Ursulastraat 21, Tongeren 3700 BelgiumOpen: Sat 1300-1700 and Sun 0800-1400Tel: 0032-012-263707Email: robert.nelemans@pandora.be Web: http://www.belgiumantiques.com/begijntje/ The Shop: Walk through the Moerenpoort (old city gate along the wall where the antique market is), past Grand Sasso on your left, to where the road forks. Take the left fork. You’ll see a small placard that advertises […]

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