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Museum Card – The Netherlands

I wish I would have known about this when I lived there!  What a wonderful deal! Reader Recommendation… What?  For less than 40 Euros, you’ll have access to 135 places in The Netherlands for an entire year including several local places that you may not have seen yet!  To find out more (in English), check […]

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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.

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Anton Pieck Museum in Hattem

Reader Recommendation… 2+ hours from Geilenkirchen (but the Cuijk flea market is on the way back if you make it a weekend trip!) If you haven’t heard of Anton Pieck, then google the name and find some of his pictures. They are fun, whimsical, and purely Dutch, capturing the humor and sentiment in every day […]

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Thermen Museum Heerlen

It’s raining and windy here (really? never) and you have guests in town who don’t want to spend their European vacation in your living room… or may be the kids are just restless and need to get out. Here’s a little something we did on a blustery day not long ago that ended up being […]

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Amsterdam – Attractions

Invaluable Stuff: The iamsterdamcard is like the Museum pass of Paris giving you discounts and free entrance to most of what you would want to see. It also includes free park and ride (the best parking option out there) and a free canal boat tour. Fun Stuff Madame Tussauds- a huge wax museum located on […]

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Children’s Classes in Aachen

Now I find it. One of the big things that I’ve missed here is what seems to be a lack of variety and availability of classes for children. Yeah, there’s some dance, music at the school, and riding lessons here and there, but I miss the art, the theater, and the other cultural experiences that […]

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Chocolate Museum – Cologne, Germany

I’ve heard about this from at least a dozen different people, so while I’ve not been there yet, it has a good reputation for fun when seeing the Koln Dom becomes the “been there, done that” and the “t-shirt” you got your first trip has seen better days. Yes, there is more to do in […]

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Don’t neglect Aachen just because it’s close. It is an amazing city, full of history, beautiful architecture, great restaurants, and fantastic shopping. Aachen is actually very loved among locals – some of whom drive quite a ways to get there. We have friends in Brussels who make quarterly trips to Aachen just to go shopping. […]

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Neanderthal Museum in Dusseldorf

Just sent in! Neanderthal Museum near DusseldorfTalstrasse 30040822 MettmannGermany Tel: (0049) 02104-979797Email: museum@neanderthal.deWeb: Admission: Adults — 9 Euro, Children ages 6-16 — 5.50E, group and student rates availableHours: Tues-Sun 1000-1800; Closed on Mondays except Easter and Whit Monday. Closed also 24, 25, and 31 December. Review:“Really interesting. It traces humanity from the Neanderthal (several […]

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