Travel and Recreation

  • Tour of Scotland by train and bus

    When you think of a tour through Scotland, you soon think of the car or a group tour by bus. But it can be more relaxed, namely by train! No traffic jams, no slow cars for you, no sheep on the road but above all: optimal enjoyment of the environment. After all, you don't have to pay attention to traffic. ...
  • Train travel: on holiday by train

    Those who are eager to travel have many different options for exploring the world: for example, take a long round trip or book a nice city trip. For vacations, the car and the plane are by far the most preferred means of transport. Yet, especially when you do not want to go too far away, it is also possible to go on holiday by train. ...
  • The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

    The Hagia Sophia, also known as the Aya Sofya, is one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. The building served as a world-famous Greek Orthodox church during the Byzantine Empire for 916 years and for 482 years it was one of the most important mosques of the Ottoman Empire. ...
  • Halloween in Ireland

    Halloween is also celebrated at the end of October in Ireland. That happens like nowhere else because the Halloween tradition is no less than two thousand years old. In the Celtic era, the festival was called Samhain, an old Irish word meaning "end of summer." For the real Halloween party, it is best to travel to Ireland where you will be captivated by spooky events, not only on October 31 but also during the preceding weeks. ...
  • Halloween Horror Fest, Movie Park

    Every year around Halloween there is a Halloween party in Movie Park Germany, the Halloween Horror Fest. Not just a party, the largest and most spectacular Halloween party in Europe. This event attracts millions of visitors from all over Europe and beyond. Throughout the month of October, on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM, around 200 zombies, skeletons, monsters, and other horrible creatures walk through the park and scare you. ...
  • Carnival place names: important cities, from A to Z

    With carnival, a large number of cities in the Netherlands are given a different place name: Den Bosch becomes Oeteldonk, Breda is called Kielegat, Maastricht becomes Mestreech and the city of Zwolle is called Sassendonk. In this article you will find the most important places where carnival is celebrated in the Netherlands, including their 'carnival name'. ...
  • Bloemetjesmarkt on Ascension Day in Leeuwarden

    Leeuwarden is in the flowers on Ascension Day. The annual flower market takes place in the city, with a kilometer-long market with all colors, types and sizes of flowers and plants. It is the longest market in the Netherlands. The entire city is a sea of ​​flowers: a feast for the eyes. Thousands of people go to the Frisian capital to see the colors and return home packed and packed with plants. ...
  • What should be in that case? Checklist for a summer vacation

    Do you never know what to put in your suitcase for a summer vacation? Here a handy checklist to never forget anything. You can supplement and edit it yourself. Also a do-and-do list for all those things that you would almost forget in your enthusiasm to leave (dog brought away, tickets taken, e. ...
  • Water parks in the Netherlands and just across the border

    A water park is an amusement park with water-based attractions. Think of water slides, rapids and white water rinks. You would think that you have to drive a long way for this, but nothing could be further from the truth. You have enough large water parks in the Netherlands or just across the border. Enjoy the water! ...
  • The eleven cities of the journey of tours

    The Elfstedentocht owes its name to the eleven cities that the skaters visit when completing the tour. Achieving that is not just something, because the Elfstedentocht usually ends with a lot of winter hardship. That is why this journey is also called the journey of tours. Leeuwarden is the most important city within the eleven cities, but the other cities also have their tourist attractions that, fortunately for those cities, are not only worth a visit during the Elfstedentocht. ...
  • Rovaniemi, hometown of Santa Claus

    Where was Santa Claus born? And where does Santa actually live? Can you pay him a visit? Does he do all the work alone? Does he answer all letters? Can I talk to him? Can I have a photo with him? For an answer to all these questions, on to Rovaniemi! A city near the Arctic Circle, the capital of Lapland. ...
  • Visiting London at Christmas: 5 tips

    The Christmas period is an ideal time to visit the metropolis of London. The city is beautifully decorated and there is a real warm Christmas atmosphere. Shops, squares and monuments are immersed in lights to let the people of London and the many tourists optimally enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. ...
  • Christmas in Ireland

    Just like with us, Christmas is also celebrated in Ireland. In the run-up to and also after December 25, there is a lot going on in the country. Christmas is 'a big thing' in Ireland with festivities everywhere that sometimes take root in age-old traditions. It is a unique opportunity to visit the country during that period. ...
  • Christmas market in Oberhausen

    It's a great time. December. The Christmas tree is collected from the attic, the house is decorated, and we set off for one of the many Christmas markets. The Christmas market in Oberhausen is a Christmas market that you will not soon forget. Lots of music, Christmas stuff, mulled wine and a lot of fun. ...
  • Fairyland Santaworld: Welcome to the world of Santa Claus

    Welcome to Fairyland Santaworld ... The world of Santa Claus. This park is especially special because Santa Claus lives and works here. View his workplace, his house and take a seat in the school desks of the Santa Claus school. But there is more to do: fairies, trolls and gnomes make this park a fantastic fairy-tale whole. ...
  • To Paris for Christmas

    Paris has always been a beautiful city, but in the Christmas period it is really fairy-tale. The city is illuminated in an atmospheric and artistic way with countless lights. You look your eyes out. Furthermore, there are all kinds of fun festivities to attend, where you can go shopping and visit fantastic Christmas markets. ...
  • Copenhagen Christmas Market: Tivoli Gardens

    Looking for something other than a Christmas market in the Netherlands or Germany? Copenhagen has been a good alternative for years and with a direct train connection and an airport a short distance from the city it is easy to do for a weekend away. Copenhagen is known for its Tivoli Gardens and these are the top attraction in the weeks before Christmas. ...
  • Christmas singing on Ameland - Zwaneplein in Hollum

    Every year, just before Christmas, Christmas songs are heard in the open air in Hollum on Ameland. Together, Christmas songs are sung at Zwaneplein in the middle of the village. It is one of the activities organized on the island during the Christmas holidays and it has become a very appreciated tradition. ...
  • Christmas market or Christmas market in Münster is atmospheric

    In the dark days before Christmas it is nice to visit a Christmas market. We find special Weihnachtsmärkte in Münster, an hour's drive from the Dutch border. In this historic city we find no less than five Weihnachtsmärkte in a beautiful Altstad, each with its own character, stalls and delicacies. ...
  • Children go outside during Christmas holidays

    When you go on holiday, a different environment is often enough to keep the children busy. Moreover, most parents / educators do look at an environment where (young) children can also enjoy themselves. But if you stay at home, and why not, it is also nice to see how you can enjoy working with the children. ...