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Serious Request by 3FM

I gave this Serious Request presentation during my monthly Information Exchange class at the A&FRC. While 2016’s Serious Request will be in Breda, this article is here to explain the yearly event that you will likely still hear about on the radio. A … Continue reading

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Tips for House Hunting

Everyone’s preference will be different on this subject, but I hope this list will help you when deciding on a house. Available housing lists – There are several locations to get housing lists. They are the US housing office, the … Continue reading

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Cafe Rekko – Maastricht

Along the row of restaurants in Vrijthof square in Maastricht is a cafe that we go out of our way to visit. We usually visit on Sundays for their Ontbijt (breakfast). For € 8.50, you get croissants, bread, baguettes, (along … Continue reading

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Spoordeelwinkel – Dutch Train Ticket Deals

Spoordeelwinkel is a great place to get ideas for trips around the Netherlands. The items offered on the site are a varied, from day trips to museum, zoos or theme parks, to a meal at a restaurant, or even an … Continue reading

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La Trappe Brewery – Tilburg, NL

Just outside of Tilburg in the Netherlands is Koningsheoven Abbey and the only Trappist brewery in the Netherlands. The Brouwerij de Koningshoeven, founded in 1884, provides a large assortment of beers through their La Trappe brand. The monastery also makes … Continue reading

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NS – The Dutch Train System

The Nederlandse Spoorwegen(NS) operates the majority of trains running through the Netherlands. Their website is offered in Dutch and English, both of which will allow you to search for train schedules. The Dutch side of the website has more capability … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Overnight Trip

We began our Amsterdam planning like you would expect- with an offer to watch the children! Amsterdam seemed like the perfect place to spend a night! I had train tickets that were good for anywhere in The Netherlands. Every now and … Continue reading

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Get Email Alerts for NL Train Sales

This website keeps the most up to date information on the sales of NL train day passes. It tells you the price, the rules and when the sale has been offered in the past year. Sign up for a mailing … Continue reading

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SnowWorld Indoor Ski Park in Landgraaf

One of the largest indoor ski parks is just 30 minutes away in Landgraaf, NL. SnowWorld boasts two main slopes at about 520m in length, one of which currently has moguls on one side. There are also two smaller slopes … Continue reading

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Christmas Market Websites – Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and with it come the Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkts.  Most towns in Germany have at least a small market while the large cities, like Cologne, have several markets that you can visit within walking … Continue reading

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Current Traffic and Construction Information Online

Don’t you hate being blindsided by a detour when you’re just minding your own business driving down the autobahn? Me too, so I went on a mission to find highway traffic and construction information online. At least then, it would … Continue reading

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Koopzondag – Sunday Shopping in the Netherlands

Shops are generally closed on Sundays in the Netherlands, but about once a month there is an exception to the rule in almost every city. These days are called Koopzondag and most shops will open their doors and operate their … Continue reading

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SnowWorld Outdoor Park

The outdoor park just opened in May, and is a great reason to visit SnowWorld. The website describes the outdoor park. It is basically a giant ropes challenge course, with two levels built on telephone poles and a 5 stage … Continue reading

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El Dorado Steakhouse

The El Dorado is a traditionally upscale restaurant in the Market Place of Heerlen. It is located on the Pancratiuspleen court next to a nice Korean restaurant. The fare was an authentic Argentinean steak house type. You must walk up … Continue reading

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