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Breda Farm & Playground

Breda Farm & Playground

Wolfslaar in Breda was the perfect place for the kids to enjoy some outside time. This free playground, park and farm has plenty to offer for the whole family. The water playground, fairly typical of Dutch playgrounds, is always a big hit with our kids. 

Wuppertal Railway & Zoo

Wuppertal Railway & Zoo

Topping off H’s 2016 Travel Wish List was the “upside down railroad” from his Big Book of Trains. Turns out the Wuppertal Suspension Railway is driving distance from our house and was on the way to some work related travel Jeff had scheduled. Our first 

Prison Escape!

Prison Escape!

Imagine a three-hour trip into the world of prison. Then try to escape, if you dare! Prison Escape is a game (think escape room, but legit) where you willingly report to a now-retired prison in Rotterdam to be locked up. To keep things fun for everyone, 

Slot Loevestein

Slot Loevestein

Slot Loevestein has everything required for a wonderful outing with the littles. Like many of the great finds in the Netherlands it is part of the Museumkaart program, making it free to cardholders. Slot Loevestein is a medieval castle build in the late 1300’s as part 

Sleeping at Kasteel Terworm

Sleeping at Kasteel Terworm

At the beginning of 2016 while Jeff and I were making our “travel wish lists” we asked our three-year-old to list a few things he would like to do over the next year. The top of his list was to sleep in a real castle. 

Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

We have two train loving boys, so we instantly fell in love with the the Utrecht Train Museum. Thanks to the Dutch MuseumKaart we can stop by and check out all their events at no additional cost. Winter Station brings winter favorites to an already spectacular 

Schiphol Flower Auction – FloraHolland

Schiphol Flower Auction – FloraHolland

Just a few minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport lies FloraHolland’s impressive flower auction facility . FloraHolland’s Aalsmeer is the world’s largest trading center of plants and flowers. If you want to take in the hustle and bustle of the auction, arrive early. On this January morning it was 

Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

This walk-able roller coaster is another stop from my Pinterest travel board. I was positively giddy when I sat down to plan the Germany Christmas Market Trip and realized it would take us right past the Tiger & Turtle in Duisburg, Germany. The public art 

Groningen in the North

Groningen in the North

The Bourtange Star Fort was built to protect the only road linking Germany and Groningen. Since we spent the night in the fort we decided to head into Groningen and check out the 13th century trade city. As Jeff said, we wanted to see what 

La Trappe Brewery in Tilburg

La Trappe Brewery in Tilburg

Tilburg is home to the La Trappe Monastery and Brewery.  We made what I hope is our first of many stops here. The brewery’s location makes it the perfect stop for lunch. We were not disappointed by the lunch offerings or the beer. I had