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Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

1. Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

Palace Stories Visitors can choose from three different stories during their time at the palace (audio via an app or paid audio device). Different characters take you back in time when the royal residents lived in the palace. The new underground foyer welcomes the visitor underneath the glass bottom fountain and gives access to the palace and museum galleries. Willem and Marry: Meet the first occupants of Paleis Het Loo. The story of Willem III and Mary is a dramatic mix of power, family and religion. When the young couple became king and queen of England, Paleis Het Loo became the centre of power in Europe. Count Hans Willem Bentinck – Willem III’s best friend – will tell you all about 17th-century politics and the secrets of the palace. Wilhelmina’s Home: Wilhelmina, King Willem-Alexander’s great-grandmother, lived here at Paleis Het Loo. This was her favourite palace. Guides Ziarah and Mark will take you into her world, with stories about life at the palace in the 19th and 20th centuries. Get to know them a little better in the place they called home. At Home with the Royals: A palace is just like your home. What does home feel like? It’s not just a house to live in, or – if you’re king or queen – to work in. The palace is full of expensive furniture and old paintings. But is it also nice and cosy? Palace Roof This is where Queen Mary drank her tea. From the roof of the castle you have a wide view of the park. You can also see the symmetry and the patterns of the baroque gardens very well from above. On the other side of the roof one can see the forecourt of the palace. Exhibition The House of Orange-Nassau The collection of works of art, objects and photos of the royal family will take you on a journey through the history of the Dutch monarchy and gives an insight into the private life of the House of Orange-Nassau. Palace Gardens Willem and Mary created a large baroque garden. It shows their power and wealth in full glory, with high fountains, impressive statues and fragrant flowers and plants. The garden is exactly as the first inhabitants of Paleis Het Loo had it laid out. Stables Square The stables square has a 20th-century feel – the time of Queen Wilhelmina and her husband Prince Hendrik. The building housing the ‘Prins Hendrik Garage’ restaurant was where he kept his cars. These days the cars are in the coach houses, where you can also see sleighs, carriages and other special vehicles, which the Dutch royal family used for important events. Part of the stable block is now used by the king’s Royal Stables and it still houses horses. Orange Trail Behind the palace gardens is a romantic landscaped garden full of winding paths and a variety of trees. This part was created in the early 19th century. The atmosphere is entirely different from the baroque palace gardens. The Orange Trail provides a glimpse into the personal lives of the Dutch royal family. Please note that the photo’s used on this page are owned by Paleis Het Loo.

Nijmegen: River Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

2. Nijmegen: River Cruise with All-You-Can-Eat Dutch Pancakes

Take a 75 minutes cruise along the Waal River to enjoy the beautiful views over the city and the nature reserve of the Ooijpolder. Relax as you glide over the water and admire the many bridges of Nijmegen.  Then tuck into the all-you-can-eat pancake buffet and savor freshly baked plain, apple, and bacon pancakes. Top your pancakes with all sorts of delights, like cheese, ham, fruits, jams, and eggs.  Join in for a family-friendly cruise suitable for young guests, who will be delighted to play in the large playroom filled with balls in the hold of the boat.

Arnhem: Kröller-Müller Museum Entrance Ticket

3. Arnhem: Kröller-Müller Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit the renowned Kröller-Müller Museum, set inside a stunning national park just a 20-minute drive from Arnhem. Discover the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection and stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden. Besides many well-known Van Gogh paintings, the museum houses acclaimed works by Renoir, Picasso, Monet, Mondriaan, and others. As well as its permanent collection, the museum offers temporary exhibits, making every visit different.

From Nijmegen: E-Step Electric Scooter Guided Tour of Region

4. From Nijmegen: E-Step Electric Scooter Guided Tour of Region

Hop on an E-Step electronic scooter and experience the Netherlands's oldest city in a unique and fun way. See all the sights of Nijmegen and some of its surrounding areas as you explore the charming Dutch landscape with your guide. Immerse yourself in a landscape of polders and windmills in a relaxing and green way. Drive along small towns, along the De Waal river, and discover the old city center. Admire the green polder landscape of cheese farms, windmills, historical villages, and towns. Select a route that passes over the bridges of Nijmegen and its old town, including a visit to the towns of Lent and Bemmel. Alternatively, pick a route with more nature that passes through the Ooijpolder and has the chance to see typical small villages like Kekerdom and Leuth. Take part in a guided ride that is completely electrically powered and where all you have to do is push the button to start. Enjoy a smooth ride courtesy of the E-Step's famous huge tyes, ensuring you glide across the landscape in a relaxing way.

Apeldoorn: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

5. Apeldoorn: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 17th-century Apeldoorn during this exhilarating tour. Get to know Willem III and help him find Apeldoorn's secret passages. Willem III was known to have 'close' contact with his people, which sometimes got him in trouble. Follow Willem through the secret passages and figure out the secrets of Apeldoorn Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Start at the Marktplein and keep your eye out for the many beautiful buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Nijmegen

6. Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Nijmegen

Explore the beautiful city-center of Leeuwarden at your own pace. This self-guided audio tour will take you to all the well-known spots and undiscovered gems of Leeuwarden. The audio guide will tell you all the historical and current ins and outs of each place. Are you ready to discover the past and the present simultaneously? Nijmegen is one of the oldest cities and is full of Roman remains but has also become a very vibrant (student) city with trendy boutiques. Also, the most kilometers are walked here every year during the Nijmegen Four Days Marches. The best way to get to know this impressive city is during an audio guided tour, where the most beautiful sights are carefully listed for you. You will walk past the Waag, admire the Sint Stevens Church and wander through the Kronenburgerpark in search of the special Kruittoren. Will you go back to school at the Latin School? Or would you rather go in search of the mysterious story of Moenen? Go on a journey of discovery with your self-guided audio guide and get to know Nijmegen and its history in a unique way.

Utrecht: City Boat Tour & Balkan Restaurant Lunch OR Dinner

7. Utrecht: City Boat Tour & Balkan Restaurant Lunch OR Dinner

Utrecht is known for it's unique canals and historical buildings; from grand canal houses to churches, and -of course- the typical wharfs and wharf cellars. From the tourboat you'll be able to enjoy the wonderfully unique perspective whilst being guided in different languages. Learn all about Utrecht and it's history from the comfort of one the typical city boats. The boattour ends right at the restaurant where you will enjoy either a lovely lunch or three-course dinner.

Nijmegen: Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

8. Nijmegen: Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photochallenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this Murder Mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! This is a fun activity to do with your family when visiting a city. The game has a low difficulty level and therefore suitable to play with kids. But also as a couple this game can be a lot of fun! Can you solve the murder of Balthazar together? IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

Nijmegen: Self-Guided E-Chopper Tour

9. Nijmegen: Self-Guided E-Chopper Tour

Take a unique tour of the Netherlands’ oldest city and discover Nijmegen on a silent, fully electric e-chopper. Start this self-guided tour in the city center and ride past St Stephen’s church to the banks of the Waal. Glide across the bridge, along the dikes in the Ooijpolder, and through nearby towns.  Collect your e-chopper in the city center and, after a brief training session, follow a GPS route on your smartphone to start the tour. Begin by passing the highlights of the old town, including the main square, the Grote Markt, and historic St Stephen’s church. To continue, choose from two routes. The first will take you over the various bridges in Nijmegen and through modern towns such as Lent and Bemmel. The second will head into nature, through the Ooijpolder park, and into small villages like Kekerdom and Leuth.

Utrecht: Vegan Food Tour Like a Local

10. Utrecht: Vegan Food Tour Like a Local

Discover the most beautiful city in the Netherlands while tasting delicious vegan delicacies with us. During the guided 6km walk, you will pass the iconic Dom tower, set foot in the old wharfs of the city canals, discover why 'soft opening' does not translate into Dutch and learn about the longest street poem in the world. You will try a local speciality called bitterballen, taste the best falafel you have ever had, get some surprisingly delicious sweet treats and much more! Want to feel like a real Dutchie? Hop on your bike and join our vegan bike ride through the suburbs of Utrecht. You will cycle past the longest city park and discover some hidden gems in urban Utrecht. Got hungry from all that exercise? We've got you covered. How about the perfect cinnamon roll, haute cuisine tastings and an archetypal Dutch satay for dinner? Tours are available in English.

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Absolutely beautiful gallery in a beautiful park. A bit of effort to get there from Amsterdam, took me 1 tram, 1 train, and 2 busses, but finding the way and transfers was easy enough, and public transport has wifi to keep track of where you're going. And you get nice scenery along the way! The museum is in a national park, which is lovely to walk through, if a bit overpriced. The gallery itself is in a beautiful building, with a well designed layout and a stunning collection. They also have a fantastic sculpture garden to walk through. I spent almost a week in Amsterdam, and going out to Kroller-Muller was a highlight, very highly recommend!!

Set in the most beautiful national park and breathtaking collection in the museum. Loved the free bikes in the par. So easy to get there on public transport from Amsterdam. Stayed in Otterlo ten minutes walk from the park entrance

Having F. Leger impresed my daughter a lot, She knows that my professor Kazimierz Ostrowski was a student in his class in Paris, than i was a student of prof. Ostrowski some years later in Poland, Gdansk .

Fascinating special exhibition: Amazing botanica... (Too bad no catalog has been compiled about it! Always nice to see the permanent collection and the wonderful and well-maintained sculpture garden.

Zoo was great and everything worked out great with the tickets