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Local Ice Skating Rinks

Update! Glanerbrook Kummenaedestraat 45 6165 BT Geleen Tel: 046-4746988 E-mail: Web: (click on Laco Recreatie, then click on the last red dot on the bottom of the map – that will lead you to Glanerbrook information. Unfortunately, it is only in Dutch) Glanerbrook is known.  Some AfNorth classes go there once a year […]

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Tree2Tree – Climbing trees is fun!

Reader Recommendation… “Driving around near the mall we happened upon several people climbing around in some trees in a forest. There were various structures built in and around these trees (rope and log bridges, zip lines, etc), and the people up there had climbing harnesses and were attached to cables. We realized this was some […]

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Alpinecenter Bottrop — Another Indoor Ski Place!

Reader Recommendation… “There are at least two places to ski/snowboard indoors within 1.5 hrs drive. SnowWorld in Landgraaf is the most well-known among us Americans. Today my husband and I visited a different one. Alpincenter near Bottrop/Oberhausen has a nice long slope that I like better than SnowWorld. However, the conveyance to the top was […]

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Gymnastics Classes

Reader Recommendation… Turncentrum Turning PointEconomiestraat 8b6135 KV SittardTel: (0031) 0630-495045Email: info@turningpoint.demon.nlWebsite: Not only do I know of an American family whose children take classes here, but one of my Dutch friends took classes here for years and highly recommends it. The website isn’t as easy to navigate as some and though this next years […]

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Indoor/Outdoor Swim Center in Würselen

Recommended by a friend… Euregio Freizeitbad WürselenWilly-Brandt-Ring 100 52146 Würselen Open for Public Swimming: M-Th 1300-2000, Fri 1300-2100, Sat-Sun 1000-2100Prices: This place is an excellent place for families no matter what the weather outside. There are outdoor pools available as the weather allows, but there is plenty to do indoors to keep kids busy. […]

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Haus Hamacher – Café Restaurant, Swim and Mini-Golf

Neighbor’s recommendation… Café Restaurant Haus Hamacher Am Freibad 10 52538 Gangelt Telefon: (0 24 54) 14 14 Telefax: (0 24 54) 93 93 01Email: Haus.Hamacher@t-online.deWeb: Monday-Saturday 1100-2200 and Sunday 1000-2200 Seasonal Pool Hours Mon-Fri — 0600-1900 Tues 0600-2100 Sat-Sun and Holidays 0730-1900 Just go. This is a place you want to know about. Using […]

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SnowWorld, Landgraaf

Would you like to brag to your friends back home that you went skiing in July? Go to SnowWorld! SnowWorld GPS: Witte Wereld 1, Landgraaf, NL Website: (English site available) SnowWorld is a indoor ski center in Landgraaf, NL just about 20 minutes from GK where you can ski or snowboard any day of […]

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Sporting Goods Stores

The #1 place that comes up in conversation when you need anything for sports – from soccer to horseback riding, camping to water sports, is Decathlon. It’s known to be HUGE and have decent prices.  They are a chain all over Europe and very dangerous… i.e.  a man without a budget may come out with […]

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