Browsed by
Tag: travels

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…

Read More Read More

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),…

Read More Read More

Dusseldorf Germany one day itinerary

Dusseldorf Germany one day itinerary

Dusseldorf Germany is another major city along the Rhine river. It is the most populous and the second largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia next to Cologne. Dusseldorf is a modern city and a major financial center in Germany. Aside from being an international business hub, Dusseldorf is also known for its fashion and trade fairs. The combination of its modern culture, arts, financial power, rich history that dated back since the Roman and Germanic tribe times, and its strategic location…

Read More Read More

Cologne Germany one day itinerary

Cologne Germany one day itinerary

Cologne Germany one day itinerary is possible when coming from the Netherlands. From our hometown in Wageningen, it takes 2 hours drive to reach Cologne Germany, or 2.5 hours by train. Cologne is one of the center of finance in Germany dated back many centuries ago. It harbors the oldest commodity and stock exchanges as well as bank that exists since the middle ages. Cologne Germany is also the headquarter of famous Ford Motor company. Historically, Cologne has many stories…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

Tulip tours in Flevoland: Experience Dutch culture

Tulip tours in Flevoland: Experience Dutch culture

Tulip tours in Flevoland is an alternative tulip field visit to Keukenhof. This tour provides map of various field sites (in fact there are three map choices) that brings you to hundred of hectares of tulip fields. The tulip tours in Flevoland is a unique experience because it brings you to a country side setting that is close to the sea, farms, and nature areas. Flevoland is now one of the biggest tulip farms in the Netherlands, next to North…

Read More Read More

Free things to do for family in Netherlands

Free things to do for family in Netherlands

There are many free things to do for family when in the Netherlands (as well as for singles and couples). Gratis, or free (stuff), is a favorite thing of the Dutch people. Until now, this value is very visible in many aspects of the Dutch culture, whether it is giving good quality, second hand items for free, giving free stuffs on your birthday (see my blog in this link), or having free entrance to some museums and attractions. Thus, if…

Read More Read More

Malta one day itinerary

Malta one day itinerary

Malta is such a small country that it is possible to reach the end points of this island for Malta one day itinerary, from north to south and from east to west. This country is in the Mediterranean region and was once a British colony. But even before the British occupied this island, it was already conquered by various rulers in the past centuries. Malta was ruled by the Order of Saint John (or Knighthoods) for more than 200 years…

Read More Read More

Zaanse Schans: Centuries old Netherlands

Zaanse Schans: Centuries old Netherlands

Ever wonder how it is to live in the Netherlands during the 18th and 19th century? The Zaanse Schans in the Zaandam region is a living representation of the life in the Netherlands many centuries back. Zaanse Schans attracts around 1 million visitors every year. With its traditional houses, hundreds of windmills, warehouses and workshops, the village of Zaanse Schans relived the old Dutch way of living. A day out in Zaanse Schans is not only a fun and relaxing…

Read More Read More