Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • TEST (do not reply)
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 20, 17 at 01:24 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 And the winner is ...India? Egypt? no, Italy!
  2. 2 Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam with College Graduate
  3. 3 "chunnel" to change it's offical name.
  4. 4 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  5. 5 My France Vacation
  6. 6 Is Bologna ok for a 3 months stsy?
  7. 7 Italy Croatia Bosnia
  8. 8 Trip Report CACHOPO, CABRALES & CARBAYONES Asturias..and "The Best Steak in The World"
  9. 9 Buying RER Ticket CDG-Paris
  10. 10 Itinerary for 4 days in Madrid
  11. 11 10 days trip to Europe in June of 2018
  12. 12 20th wedding anniversary, Le Grand Tour
  13. 13 Best Greek Island
  14. 14 Andalusia schedule /Cordoba question
  15. 15 More time in Belgium or Germany?
  16. 16 Language course in Trieste, Northern Italy
  17. 17 Scooter/quad/bike rental on Greek Islands
  18. 18 Malaga Christmas lights
  19. 19 Tour Company recommendations for St. Petersburg
  20. 20 Viking Cruise Tours (Barcelona and French Riviera)-- Please Help
  21. 21 Help Getting from Faro to Lisbon
  22. 22 Mediterranean princess cruise
  23. 23 Copenhagen, Stockholm & Bergen April 2018
  24. 24 London - Paris - Amsterdam trip planning help
  25. 25 May Germany, Switzerland, and Iceland
View next 25 » Back to the top

Three days in Belgium/Holland

Jump to last reply

Hello all,

My boys, 6 and 8, and I have three full days in Belgium. Our apartment is in Retie on the border of Holland, about a 1/2 hour SW of Eindhoven and 45 minutes S of Tilburg. We have a car and will be back in Brussels at the end of our trip to do Bruges, etc, so I thought this part of the trip would focus on Holland.

We will arrive from Cali and will overnight in Retie for 4 nights. On the 5th day, we will set out for Freiburg.

I'd like to say that we will peruse shops, art museums, and take in cultural sights, but these are young boys. They've done well in open air museums, technology or natural history museums, and of course love to swim, hike, and run.

Here are some ideas I came up with, but I've purely gone off of the map and websites, so any input would be appreciated. And I don't plan to see all of this. These are just options.

Here are some options:

1. Zaanse Schans: While I don't really want to do 2 hours in the car after an international flight and before a drive to Freiburg, I've heard this is a must see with kids. How long will a visit take? Several hours once there?

2.Maastricht Underground: Stumbled across this while thumbing through a guide book.

3. Utrecht.

4. Kindrdijk. Maybe a better option than Zaanse Schans?

5. Efteling Park?

6. Gouda...only because the 8 year old learned that's where his favorite cheese comes from. We will not be there on market day, so it may not be worth a visit.

7. Genneper Parks, especially the water park.

8. I see that Achel and Westmalle breweries are close to me. I'd like to get to one for a beer. (Yes, I know I can buy it in a store here.)

Okay, please know that this is my 14th trip to Europe, so I am satisfied with seeing something new, showing the boys (their second trip) some other part of the world, but open to kid friendly or silly tourist stuff as well.

Oh, we will depart early for Freiburg. I thought at first we'd see Bokrijk Open Air Museum, but then thought we'd reroute and hit Trier instead.

Thanks!

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement