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12 days in the Netherlands with a 10 and 13 year old

12 days in the Netherlands with a 10 and 13 year old

Mar 1st, 2018, 04:17 PM
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You are all providing such wonderful suggestions! Now I have to figure out what our bases should be and how long to stay at each. Perhaps some time in the north (Amsterdam or Haarlem) and some in the south. So many choices, which is a good problem to have.
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Mar 1st, 2018, 05:53 PM
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The Netherlands are so small that "north" and "south" are not really a choice you have to make, unless you really go to the north (ie Friesland) or the South (Limburg). If you stay in the Randstad area: that's really one large metropolitan area. More like a parklike rural landscape with agglomerations. I'd say Utrecht is a good base, because of transport options, and because it's a very nice city, not overrun with tourists and with sane hotel prices, or even apartments.
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Mar 4th, 2018, 08:22 AM
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I am also looking into Maastricht area. The underground tour looks interesting and there are some good daytrips available (Valkenburg, Liege, the point where Netherlands/Germany/Belgium meet). You all have me excited about all the options.
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Mar 4th, 2018, 08:58 AM
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Maastricht is a city with a look at its own - very unique. and there is nearby I think the only chairlift in NL- going up some 'mountain' or really big hill.
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Mar 4th, 2018, 09:16 AM
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Liege. Go there often, for traveling to the Durbuy region: never appealed to me.

But Maastricht is great. Valkenburg has a mining museum where you can pretend-go into a mine. Great for kids. Vaals is also beautiful.
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Mar 4th, 2018, 10:47 AM
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And Aachen, one of europe's oldest and most historic cities is a short train ride/drive away.
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Mar 5th, 2018, 11:17 AM
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Are there any Dutch equivalents of French gites or Italy's Agro-Tourismo for farms stays?
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Mar 5th, 2018, 11:23 AM
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I think the kids will enjoy going up the "biggest hill" in The Netherlands to the spot where The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany come together. Pretty cool. We will either head to Brussels to connect to London from there or perhaps first spend some time in Gent or Bruges.
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Mar 5th, 2018, 12:48 PM
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Excellent plan.
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