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Brussels, Belgium — Grand Place Plus

Go to Brussels: I love Brussels. A beautiful, friendly, historic town within easy day-trip distance has everything that you could want from history and culture, to zoos and amusement parks, to delicious chocolates and waffles worth camping on the corner for. The drive: Almost exactly 1.5 hours by car unless you hit traffic. Avoid the […]

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The National Park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’

The National Park ‘De Hoge Veluwe’ Apeldoornseweg 250 7351 TA Hoenderloo The Netherlands Reservations Tel: 0900 – 464 3835 (Mon.-Fri, 20 ct/m) International +31 (0)55 – 378 81 16 Fax: 055 – 378 8119 E-mail: reserveringen@hogeveluwe.nl http://www.hogeveluwe.nl Entrance Hoenderloo: Houtkampweg 13; 7352 TC Hoenderloo — (GPS: 188243 / 459001) Entrance Otterlo: Houtkampweg 9; 6731 AV […]

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Monschau, Germany

Monschau has a great website with a lot more listed than I knew existed even after three visits there… check it out! http://www.monschau.de/tourist-information About an hour south of Geilenkirchen, nestled within the hills of the Eifel, is the quaint little city of Monschau. It lies near the Belgian border near the Eifel National Park. The […]

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Valkenburg Caves

Valkenburg is just a 40 minute drive from Geilenkirchen and is a great place to go for a day trip or if you have an afternoon free. It’s very touristy and almost always crowded, so be prepared for that, but you’ll find a lot of restaurants, an amusement park for kids, a lot of interesting […]

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Hoensbroek Castle

Kasteel HoensbroekKlinkertstraat 1186433 PB, Hoensbroek (municipality of Heerlen) T. +31 (0)45-522 72 72F. +31 (0)45-521 1427E: info@kasteelhoensbroek.nlhttp://www.kasteelhoensbroek.nl Open: 7 Days/Week from 1000-1730 (ticket office only until 1630)Closed: Dec 24, 25, 31; Jan 1, Carnaval Adults € 5.50; seniors 60+ € 5.00; kids The Tour: To really see this castle, you need at least two hours. […]

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Drielandenpunt

Drielandenpunt Viergrenzenweg 97 6291 BM VAALS Tel +31 (043) 306 52 00 Fax + 31 (043) 306 59 45 E-mail info@drielandenpunt.nl http://www.drielandenpunt.nl/   In Vaals, NL, only about 45 minutes from the GK area, you’ll find Drielandenpunt. The “Three land point” is the highest point in the Netherlands and the place where the borders of […]

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Cliffnotes: A good link in English is here: http://www.bernkastel-kues.de/allgemein/bernkastel-kues.html then click on “ferienregion” in the left column. Click again on “ferienregion” this time at the top of the page, then click on the British flag in the center of the page for a nice guide of the area in English. In May you’ll be awed […]

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Trier and the Mosel – our trip

If you’re looking for a day trip or a quick weekend excursion, the Mosel River offers beauty, culture, and history only 90 minutes from GK. Trier: Driving down to Trier takes about 90 minutes passing right by Spangdahlem, a convenient place to stop and fill up with gas going in and out. The Spang gas […]

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