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    Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant. It is situated along the highways N261 and N628, and with a population of roughly 16,600, it is the largest village in the municipality Loon op Zand, which also consists of De Moer and Loon op Zand. Kaatsheuvel is also the capital of the municipality because the town hall is located here.

    Kaatsheuvel's main attraction is "De Efteling" a theme park which is based on fairy tales. One of the founders was Anton Pieck. The Efteling is the largest theme park in The Netherlands, and as it opened in 1952, it is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. The Efteling is located in the town of Kaatsheuvel, in the municipality of Loon op Zand, and has received over 100 million visitors. In 1992 Efteling received the IAAPA Applause Award for Best Amusement Park in the World.

    Originally the park catered towards children with a fairy tale theme. In over fifty years the park has evolved from a nature park with playground and a Fairy Tale Forest, into a full-size theme park along the lines of Disneyland. It is twice as large as the original Disneyland park and predates it by three years. Nowadays, the Efteling appeals to both young and old with its cultural, romantic and nostalgic themes and its variety of amusement rides.

    Efteling 'officially' opened on May 31, 1952, when the Fairy Tale Forest (het Sprookjesbos), designed by the famous Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck, was declared open. Initially, the Fairy Tale Forest was home to some ten different fairy tales, all of them brought to life using original drawings by Anton Pieck alongside ingenious movements and lighting and sound effects designed by the Dutch film maker Peter Reijnders. The life-size fairy tales, displayed together in an atmospheric forest, proved to be an enormous success. In 1952 alone Efteling welcomed 240,000 visitors.

    There is some debate about whether May 31, 1952, was the actual start of Efteling: some argue that 1950 should be considered the official year of the park's establishment, since in that year Stichting Natuurpark de Efteling, or Efteling Nature Park Foundation, was founded. Others prefer 1953, when Efteling was declared 'open' by a government official, coinciding with the opening of the park's second large restaurant facility that still exists as De Ballonvaarder.

    If you want to enjoy the magic for more than 1 day, you can spend one or more nights in the Efteling hotel or bungalowpark.
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      • Fata Morgana (Efteling)
        1.53 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Fata Morgana, the forbidden city, also known as 1001 Arabian Nights (or "1001 nachten" in Dutch) is a dark ride in amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands. It was designed by Ton van de Ven and Jan Verhoeven and opened in 1986.
      • De Molen
        1.60 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        De Molen was a restaurant in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands. It was a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2008–2014. On 14 July 2014 it was announced that the restaurant was closed with immediate effect due to bankruptcy. The economic crisis and the expensive location proved fatal for the restaurant. In 2013, GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 16 out of 20 points. Head chef of De Molen was Wouter van Laarhoven. Maître Jerry van der Pluijm was the owner of the resta...
      • Piraña (Efteling)
        1.72 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Piraña is a river rapids ride in amusement park Efteling in the Netherlands. It was designed by Ton van de Ven, built by Intamin, and opened in 1983.
      • Half Moon (Efteling)
        1.82 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Half Moon (or "Halve Maen" in Dutch) is a Pirate Ship ride at Efteling theme park in the Netherlands. Designed by Ton van de Ven and manufactured by Intamin, it opened its doors in 1982.
      • Pegasus (Efteling)
        1.86 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Pegasus was a wooden roller coaster in the Dutch amusement park Efteling.
      • De Oliemeulen
        9.83 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Dierenpark De Oliemeulen (Zoo The Oliemeulen) is a small zoo in Tilburg, Netherlands that describes itself as "the strangest zoo in the Netherlands". The zoo opened in an old farmhouse in 1987. It was initially just a reptile house, but was expanded in 1992 to include mammals such as monkeys and raccoons, and birds including parrots and birds of prey.
      • 013
        11.77 Km from Kaatsheuvel
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      • Koningshoeven Abbey
        14.36 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        Koningshoeven Abbey (Dutch: Abdij Koningshoeven, Abdij Onze Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven) is a monastery of the Trappists (Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance) founded in 1881 in Berkel-Enschot in North Brabant, the Netherlands.
      • Speelland Beekse Bergen
        15.87 Km from Kaatsheuvel
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      • De Heer Kocken
        18.54 Km from Kaatsheuvel
        De Heer Kocken is a restaurant in Vught, Netherlands. It is a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star for the period 2009-present. GaultMillau awarded the restaurant 13 out of 20 points. Head chef of De Heer Kocken is John Kocken.

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      • Tilburg

        Everybody is welcome in Tilburg, the 'heart of Brabant'. Whether you would like to wander through the beautiful nature which surrounds the city or want to visit a museum, Tilburg has a lot to offer. Fancy a concert or a movie? It's all possible. But there are also many chances for studying, working and living over here.

        Having more than 200,000 inhabitants, Tilburg is a versatile city that is growing and renewing in the suburbs and the centre.

        Culture is an important issue in Tilburg. Although the city doesn't have many material examples of a rich cultural history, it has a lot to offer. Almost every evening you can enjoy live shows in the centre: popmusic in 013, jazz in Paradox, classical music in the Concertzaal and performing arts in the Stadsschouwburg.

        On Wednesday nights during the summer vacation there are so called 'muses-concerts' at the university campus. Free concerts of well known artists in The Netherlands and Belgium. Next to that, there's the 'Kermis' (Fair) every July. It lasts for ten days and is one of the biggest fairs in Europe. Tilburg is also an excellent place to celebrate 'Carnaval'. Carnaval lasts four days (the exact dates change every year), Tilburg has a nice Carnaval Parade on Sunday afternoon.

        Throughout the town you will notice the several red colored cycle tracks. The development of the city fortunately has not been at the expense of the scenery. Tilburg has many woods and parks like the Wandelbos, Oude Warande, Leypark and Wilhelminapark.

        Historically, Tilburg is a worker's city, dominated by the textile industry. In the Textile Museum you can find more details. In the 70's unfortunately most of the old buildings were demolished to make way for more modern houses. So there is no cosy old center as in many other Dutch cities. Much of the architecture is new.

        Tilburg, Netherlands
      • 's Hertogenbosch
        's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch in spoken language) (translated in English it means something like Duke's Forest) is the capital of North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The city is founded in 1184 and has about 140,000 in habitants. It's about one hour travel from Amsterdam (a direct train connection) and offers great opportunities for sightseeing, hiking and visiting historical places. It is considered as one of the most beautiful places in The Netherlands.

        Den Bosch (or 's-Hertogenbosch):
        - Birthplace and home of one of the greatest painters of the northern renaissance, Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450 – 1516).
        - You can visit the Saint John's Cathedral
        - Borders on a nature reserve
        - Noord Brabants museum
        - SM's (Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch)
        - Famous for it's Carnival festival (every February), Jazz in Duketown (every Pentecost) en Boulevard festival (every August)
        - Boattrip Binnen Dieze

        When you are in 's-Hertogenbosch, you can easily extend your journey to the east (Nijmegen and Germany), the South (Eindhoven en Maastricht) and the West (Breda and Rotterdam). In Breda there is a direct train connection to Antwerp (Belgium).

        Den Bosch has a nice city center with a great "warm" atmosphere. Nice cafe's and bars and the city is also very nice for shopping.
        's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
      • Breda
        One of the bigger cities with 172,000 people in the province of North-Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. The city hosts the academy of arts, so there are a lot of young creative minds in the city. Breda has beautiful architecture and a historical city centre.

        Besides its rich history, dating from 1125 when the city is first mentioned, the city is also the hometown of many tourism students from the International University of Tourism Studies. Many international students enjoy their stay in the city with the highest BAR DENSITY of the country! Over 160 bars on 1sq km.

        Since 1828 the 'Koninklijke Militaire Academie' (Royal Netherlands Military Academy) is located in The Castle of Breda, situated in the heart of town.

        The city centre is excellent for going out. Cafes, bars, restaurants and terrasses are all over the place. For every age is plenty to explore.

        Breda is the home of football club NAC, very popular and famous for 'het avondje NAC' on the Saturday-evenings they play at home in their Rat Verlegh stadium.
        Breda, Netherlands
      • Timmermans Infra Stadion De Vliert
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        Timmermans Infra Stadion De Vliert Victorialaan 21, 5213 JG 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
      • Dordrecht
        Dordrecht is the oldest city of Holland and has about 1000 monuments. You can reach Dordrecht by train, then you can take the bus to the center. Or you can walk (that takes you 10 minutes).

        Near the station is, on the Spuiboulevard, the VVV office, where you can buy a city route, called "Rondje Dordt", it shows you the most important sights of the center. You also can take the Fast Ferry from Rotterdam, or the water bus. The atmosphere in Dordrecht is very lively, there are many shops, restaurants, cafes and people.

        The most important building is The Big Church. The famous tower of the Big Church has the largest Carillon of Europe, winch consists of 64 bells. You always hear the Carillon in the city. The tower can be visit the whole year and after 275 steps, you have a wonderful view of Dordrecht. The inside of the church is also very beautiful and impressive, with the world-famous organ. The tower weights about 12 million kilo.

        One of the museums in Dordrecht is the Simon van Gijn museum, it`s a house museum. Simon was a rich banker and collector of a surprising collection of arts, crafts and toys from the 19th century. When he died he left his house to Dordrecht. When you walk into his house, you get a taste of how the upper classes lived a hundred years ago. The rooms are packed with collected items, just as in Simon van Gijn`s own lifetime. The museum is open year round from 11.00 – 17.00 every day, except Monday. Adults pay 6 euro, kids are free.
        Dordrecht, Netherlands
      • Kinderdijk

        As a tourist in the Netherlands you should visit Kinderdijk. 19 windmills are standing in the landscape and two windmills (Blokweer and Nederwaard) are open to visit. A ticket gives access to the two windmills as well as the visitors center Wisboomgemaal. The windmills of Kinderdijk are a Unesco World Heritage site. During the second complete week of September, they`re lighted by night, they call it “Mills in Floodlight” it gives you an unforgettable impression!

        There`s a restaurant, a gift shop, bike rental (cafe de klok) also you can make a boat trip from the first may until the end of September.

        Kinderdijk 2961 Kinderdijk, Netherlands
      • Gouda
        Gouda is a city in the Netherlands, famous for its cheese and candles. Between Den Haag, Rotterdam and Utrecht. It has the a large church famous for its gothic stained glass windows and it's large 'ship' the middle part of the church, which survived the reformation and both world wars. There is also a town museum, a museum dedicated to pipes, and a museum about cheese making.

        There is an attractive, gothic 15th century town hall in the middle of the market square, which is famous for cheese markets but also holds more general markets at the weekend.
        Also the cafe's, pub's and restaurants on and around the square are well worth visiting. Especially in the summer with the terasses.

        In the middle of the city, there`s The Waag, the old weigh-house for cheese traders. Now it`s a national monument across from the old city hall.

        When you pay 2,75 for visit the St Jans church you can also visit the Gouda Museum and the Pharmaceautical museum for the same price and the Museum garden is a very nice and quiet place to have a drink.

        Behind the St Jans church is also a museum, Museum Gouda, very nice to see, it`s a historical museum. This museum gives you a good overview of Gouda, furniture, weapons, paintings. Under the chapel there`s a dungeon. There`s an interesting display of torture equipment. There`s also a prisoners cell.

        Last but not least, go to the information center to pick up a walkthrough. trough Gouda. (free of charge) With that you can make a 1.5-3 our city walk trough Gouda.
        Gouda, Netherlands
      • Parmentierplein 13(2.14)
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        Parmentierplein 13(2.14), 3088 GN Rotterdam, Netherlands
      • ACU
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        ACU Voorstraat 71, 3512 AK Utrecht, Netherlands
      • De Knotwilg
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        De Knotwilg Wipstraat 2, 4651 XW Steenbergen, Netherlands

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 2.3 79.7 36.1 31.4
      Feb 2.4 61.5 36.3 24.2
      Mar 6 49.5 42.8 19.5
      Apr 9.7 50.9 49.5 20
      May 14.5 54.7 58.1 21.5
      Jun 17.3 56.7 63.1 22.3
      Jul 18.6 82.5 65.5 32.5
      Aug 18.1 84.3 64.6 33.2
      Sep 15.3 69 59.5 27.2
      Oct 10.9 69.6 51.6 27.4
      Nov 6.2 73 43.2 28.7
      Dec 4.2 70.3 39.6 27.7

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