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Binky children farm attraction: A kid’s play

Binky children farm attraction: A kid’s play

Binky is a children farm attraction for both young and adults. It is located in Apeldoorn in the region of Gelderland, The Netherlands. The happy pig mascot is the face of this farm, and hence, the name Binky. If you have young children, I highly recommend to visit this place even just for a day-out. This place might not be popular to international, but just in case you encounter this site, I hope the I can inform you sufficiently. In…

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Oostappen Vakantiepark De Berckt

Oostappen Vakantiepark De Berckt

Oostappen Vakantiepark De Berckt is a castle themed vacation park located in Baarlo, Limburg. This vacation park is very close to major cities such as Venlo (10 minutes drive) and Roermond (20 minutes drive) in the Netherlands, and Mönchengladbach Germany (30 minutes drive). But even though you just stay in the neighbourhood of the park itself, there are still quite a number of things to do that your family and friends will never get bored during their visit. We book…

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Zandenplas Nunspeet: Free kid’s day-out

Zandenplas Nunspeet: Free kid’s day-out

Zandenplas Nunspeet is a free recreation area for swimming in the region of Gelderland Netherland. This place is located in the middle of the forest of Veluwe, a beautiful nature area that expands to various cities and municipalities of The Netherlands. Zandenplas Nunspeet has a fine sand and offers various children and adult activities that make it ideal for a day-out. Since the summer is approaching again in The Netherlands and many are looking for a place to swim and…

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Archeon Museum Park: A kid’s play

Archeon Museum Park: A kid’s play

Archeon Museum Park is a children museum in the Netherlands. This park allows you to travel through time by experiencing the history of the Netherlands during the Roman times. This history started at 8800 Before Christ, which is the Stone Age, up to the Roman era in the medieval period. The park re-enacts history through people playing various roles from historic times and providing the setting as well as explanation and shows to visitors. Before you visit, check the online…

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Studying for free in The Netherlands?

Studying for free in The Netherlands?

Studying for free in The Netherlands is possible if you know the tips and tricks on finding scholarships and grants. The Netherlands is a choice of many internationals when studying because majority of the population speaks English and you are not required to learn Dutch especially when it is at masters and PhD levels. There are many courses or programs that are offered in English even at Bachelor’s level making the schooling in Netherlands even more inclusive. I started entering…

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Renkum Beekdaal: Kids’ day out

Renkum Beekdaal: Kids’ day out

Renkum Beekdaal is located in the small village of Renkum in The Netherlands. This area is perhaps not known to many people, but Renkum Beekdal is a pleasant place for family, couples, or group of friends. Renkum Beekdaal is rich in nature areas that are ideal for hiking, biking, and children play especially during the summer. It is in fact connecting Veluwe, which is one of the biggest and most beautiful nature areas in The Netherlands, and the Rhine river…

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Maastricht Netherlands one day itinerary

Maastricht Netherlands one day itinerary

Maastricht is the southernmost city of the Netherlands and is the capital of the province Limburg. By train, it takes around approximately 3 hours to arrive at Maastricht from Amsterdam and by car it takes around 2.5 hours. Compared to the northern part of the Netherlands such as Amsterdam and Groningen, Maastricht has a completely different ambiance. In addition to a relatively warmer temperature than the north, Maastricht also has a hilly landscape, relax lifestyle (such as the Burgundian food),…

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Haarlem Netherlands one day itinerary

Haarlem Netherlands one day itinerary

The Netherlands is not only about Amsterdam. In fact, getting out of the busy city of Amsterdam is a nice way to truly discover the Netherlands. There is the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans in the northeast (see my blog Zaanse Schans: Centuries old Netherlands), the miniature version of famous cities and attractions of Netherlands in Madurodam The Hague, and the hectares of tulips garden in Keukenhof Lisse in the south of Amsterdam. In this blog, I will focus…

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Kasteel Doornenburg day-out with kids

Kasteel Doornenburg day-out with kids

Kasteel Doornenburg is one of the oldest castles in the Netherlands. Located in the eastern part of Gelderland region, this castle is considered as a late medieval (13th century) castle. Its setting is close to the river and surrounded by greenery making it a peaceful and picturesque place. Kasteel Doornenburg has many stories to tell in the last centuries. From its humble beginning of being a fortified manor during the 9th century, Kasteel Doornenburg went through a lot of modifications….

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Avonturenboerderij Molenwaard: Experiences and review

Avonturenboerderij Molenwaard: Experiences and review

Avonturenboerderij Molenwaard is a recently established attraction park in South Holland. In fact, it just celebrated its 5th year of business operation this 2023. Avonturenboerderij Molenwaard is a farm-setting attraction with Fien and Teun, two mascots dressed as Dutch children farmers, as the main characters. The farm has various stations that tell the story of how it is to live in the Dutch farm, such as making cheeses, operating a windmills, picking fruits, riding a tractor, riding a pony, and…

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