A Wonderful Christmas Experience at Käthe Wohlfahrt

Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf

KATHE WOHLFAHRT STORES ARE THEMSELVES A TOURIST ATTRACTION: Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of the stops on our German Christmas Markets tour. We like this medieval walled city very much and so we were thrilled to be making a stop in this city. There are lots to see and do in Rothenburg, but … [Read more...]

Scheveningen – A Bootscooting Seaside Resort

Scheveningen

THERE'S MORE TO SCHEVENINGEN BEACH RESORT THAN JUST BOOTSCOOTING: For a slight change of pace in our tour itinerary, we made a stop at Scheveningen Beach to enjoy some seaside scenery. Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague. It is the most popular seaside resort in the … [Read more...]

Carnevale di Venezia – Venice Carnival 2015

Carnevale di Venezia

CARNEVALE IS THE MOST POPULAR EVENT IN VENICE: Carnevale di Venezia 2015 (Venice Carnival) runs from January 31st to February 17th and visitors to this pre-Lent Carnevale can expect a hive of activities in Venice, including pageants, entertainment, street performances, food, balls, theatre and … [Read more...]

Belgian Beer Festivals 2015

Belgian Festivals

BEER FESTIVALS THAT MAKE BELGIUM THE BEER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD: Munich Oktoberfest is without doubt the king of all beer festivals.  But for the discerning beer lover, it is not the size of the beer festival that counts.  The Belgian Beer Festivals are not as well publicized internationally as … [Read more...]

A Greater Appreciation of Dutch Cheeses at Jacobs Hoeve

Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm

AT THE JACOBS HOEVE CHEESE FARM WE GOT TO TASTE SOME OF THEIR DELICIOUS CHEESES: On our trip from Amsterdam to Volendam we stopped by the Jacobs Hoeve Cheese Farm in Katwoude, a village in the province of North Holland, about 2 km north of Monnickendam. The cheese farm enjoys an idyllic setting … [Read more...]

Delft Nieuwe Kerk – The Final Resting Place for the House of Orange Royals

Delft Nieuwe Kerk

DELFT IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE AND OTHER ROYALS: At the heart of Delft market square is a landmark that links directly to the country's royal past. The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) on the Markt is where William of Orange (or William the Silent) was entombed in 1584 and since … [Read more...]

A Royal Delft Experience

Royal Delft Pottery

A STOP IN THE TOWN OF DELFT TO VISIT ITS FAMOUS ROYAL DELFT FACTORY: Mention Delft and the iconic Delft Blue pottery immediately springs to mind. Delft was a stop on our tour of Belgium and the Netherlands and I was particularly pleased that we were finally visiting this town that is famous the … [Read more...]

Starkbierfest 2015 at Paulaner am Nockherberg

Paulaner am Nockherberg

STARKBIERFEST 2015: THE STRONG BEER FESTIVAL AT NOCKHERBERG: Lent 2015 begins on Wednesday, February 18 and ends on Thursday, April 2nd and the Nockherberg Starkbierfest 2015 will take place from February 27 to March 15, 2015. Starkbierfest is the Strong Beer Festival and drinkers who like … [Read more...]