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The highlights of Monschau, the Pearl of the Eiffel

Monschau

As you walk through the streets of Monschau, you immediately understand precisely why this picturesque village is called “The Pearl of the Eiffel”. It looks like you’re back in time over two hundred years, by the typical half-timbered houses that are in the village and the fairytale-like location. This beautiful town is located in the northern part of the Eiffel and very close to the Dutch and Belgian border. This makes Monschau ideal for a weekend getaway destination not too far from home. What are the highlights of Monschau in the Eiffel?

The highlights of Monschau, the pearl of the Eiffel

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11x fun things to do in Luxembourg city

Luxemburg stad

Luxembourg City is fun and has many attractions! The good thing is that they are all within walking distance of each other. There are several beautiful historic buildings, castles and castles, but you can also enjoy the nature in Luxembourg City. It is a lovely diverse city for a few days! What are fun things to do in Luxembourg city?

11x fun things to do in Luxembourg city

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Antwerpen: 7 tips for a winter city trip

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Antwerp is a nice city to visit for a day or weekend in the winter. The city is very atmospheric, because various streets and squares are full of Christmas stalls! Skating and tubing is also possible in Antwerp. If you want to see Antwerp from above, you can step into a huge Ferris wheel at the Scheldt. There is a video mapping show at the town hall and this is also cool. The winter in Antwerp is atmospheric, cozy and there is plenty to do! What are great tips for a winter city trip to Antwerp?

Do you have plans to go to Antwerp in the winter period? These are my tips for a winter city trip to Antwerp!

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The best spots for your citytrip to Nijmegen

Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a good city to live in and study, but it’s also great fun for a city trip! It is the oldest city in the Netherlands, but full of life. The historic buildings, the shops, the beautiful waterfront location, the cozy Burgundian atmosphere. Nijmegen has it all! The city shows how old and new can go together. How about a citytrip to Nijmegen?

In this blog I (for years an inhabitant of this city) show you some of the best spots for your citytrip to Nijmegen!

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Things to do for a weekend on the Veluwe

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I love the Veluwe because of the beautiful nature of forests, shifting sand plains and heathlands. The Veluwe stretches in the Netherlands between the cities Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Wageningen, Ede and Harderwijk. I live in Nijmegen and so I regularly find a day to spend there and sometimes I book a hotel and I also make it a wonderful weekend away. I enjoy walking, cycling, enjoying the fresh air and enjoying nature in the Veluwe. The Veluwe is different in every season and will never get bored. What are nice things to do on the Veluwe?

I like to share my 5 favorite things to do during a weekend on the Veluwe.

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The Geierlay, the longest suspension bridge in Germany

Geierlay

A visit to the Geierlay suspension bridge in Germany had been high on my bucket list for a while. The spectacular Geierlay suspension bridge is 360 meters long and is the longest suspension bridge in Germany. The bridge is no less than 100 meters above a beautiful valley and you have to have nerves of steel before crossing the bridge. What a cool adventure it seemed to me! On a beautiful summer day I drive to this bridge together with two friends and we decide that we will all go across the bridge anyway! And we also hope to enjoy the beautiful view from the bridge.

Curious about my visit to this suspension bridge? I’ve described it and also all the information for your visit to the Geierlay suspension bridge in Germany!

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The best things to do in the Black Forest, Germany

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A very nice place in Germany to go on holiday is the Black Forest. The Black Forest is super large with more than 200 kilometers long and 60 kilometers wide. I think it is a very varied and beautiful region. The Black Forest is what you imagine with Germany in a travel guide: dense green forests, cool peaks with vast views and romantic valleys, small farms and beautiful lakes. I have been a midweek in the Black Forest and I want to recommend this region! It is beautiful, green and there is plenty of fun to do! What are the things you have to do in the Black Forest?

10 fun things to do in the Black Forest!

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What is it like to travel with a camper? Plus tips!

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What is it like to travel with a camper? Is it fun? Even if it is just close to home and not a road trip in America or Canada? Or is that something more for when I am retired? And how do you rent a camper? What should I pay attention to? Until recently I had no idea at all, but for everything there’s a first time and so I recently rented a camper and I went with a friend to the Black Forest in Germany. A few days on a road trip through Germany and camping and sleeping in the camper! As a child I always camped with my parents, but the last time I spent a night at a campsite was 15 years ago. I am giving you tips for your travel with a camper.

In this blog I will give you tips for your travel with a camper and I will give you tips for camper rental!

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The top 5 most beautiful villages in the Netherlands

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Are you looking for a nice day out in the Netherlands? For a day out you can go to an amusement park or museum, but a visit to a beautiful village is always fun! Beautiful villages are not only found abroad, because the Netherlands also has enough villages that are worthwhile. I often forget how beautiful my own country is and that is such a sin! There are so many nice villages in the Netherlands!

I would like to show you the 5 villages in the Netherlands that I like best!

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Visit Burg Eltz, a lovely castle at Germany

Burg eltz

Burg Eltz is one of Germany’s most magnificent castles. This castle is located in the Moselle region and is certainly worth a visit. The Burg Eltz castle in Germany is beautifully hidden amidst the woods on a steep hill. It is a very interesting building with 8 beautiful towers. This makes it look mysterious and it feels like entering a fairy tale.

Visiting Burg Eltz, a fairytale castle in Gemany!