A land of great museums and amusement parks, the place where Vincent van Gogh was born, a place of various attractions that enchant both young and old, this in the North Brabant province in the Netherlands. See for yourself:
The capital city of this province is 's-Hertogenbosch, also known as Den Bosch. one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with many fortifications. One of the landmarks of this city is the Sint Jans Cathedral, definitely worth a visit from a last minute holiday home in Brabant. Also the town square is dotted with beautiful buildings with an amzing architecture and great history to them, such as the Moriaan, and the Town Hall. This province is surely one of many museums, thus pretty much every city you will visit here will have something to impress you in this matter. Check out the Overloon War Museum for example, or the Museum de Pont in Tilburg, with contemporary art; the DAF Museum in Eindhoven for those into automobiles and many other places displaying great exhibitions. In Breda, the beautiful church Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk will surely get your attention, as well as the Reptile House de Aarde in this city, totally worth a visit.
A holiday in Brabant is a holiday in which you can trace the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, this being the place where he was born, the place where he created his first masterpiece, the Potato Eaters. Visit the house where he was born, the Van Gogh village Nuenen, the Nordbrabants Museum, the Van Gogh Church, even the Van Gogh cycling route. In Den Bosch, discover the Museum Quarter, as well as the TextielMuseum in Tilburg and the Museum of the Image in Breda and many, many others. On the other hand, sprinkle some something different on your holiday in Brabant with a visit to the Beer Brewery de Koningshoeven in Berkel-Enschot, which some say it is the best in Europe, a Trappist-run brewery. Eindhoven is also called "the city of light", because of the electronics brand "Philips" founded here. The city boasts a great nightlife, as well as culture and design at the Van Abbemuseum and the Designhuis.
The nature of this province is simply a lot of fun to explore from a holiday villa in Brabant, De Biesbosch is a wonderful nature reserve, with unique plants and a very rich wildlife. This is basically a fresh water delta with many streams and small rivers, a perfect place for relaxing, for long walks, for cycling and even for canoeing. The Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide National Park is also a great option for exploring nature, with amazing heathlands and many woodpeckers, while the largest sand drift area in the West part of the Old Continent is to be found at Dunes of Loon and Drunen National Park. The National Landscape Het Groene Woud is a wonderful family place, you can even go fishing with your little ones here, and the De Groote Peel National Park hosts some amazing bird species. Nature in Brabant is one that simply redefines serenity in its unique beauty.
What better way to relax than with a wellness holiday in Brabant? Whether you choose a sauna center, a spa, beauty treatments or even physiotherapy, it is pretty much impossible not to feel completely rejuvenated and totally up for some even more sightseeing in the area after a day or so of pampering. Take some time for yourself when on holiday in Brabant, you've earned your right to enjoy places such as the Devarana sauna Beauty Resort in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, or the Wellness Boat in the city of Mill, a spa with several sauna rooms, inclusive of Finnish, color therapy, panoramic, and infrared saunas, with several steam baths, mint baths and whirlpools, resting places and relaxing rooms.
As one of a most beloved activity in the Netherlands, cycling is always an ideal option. From a holiday apartment in Brabant, you can opt for exploring all sorts of cycling routes, such as the Van Gogh cycling route, 335 km long, taking you through the landscape of this province. Check out the Indoor Sport Center Eindhoven as well, or go on exploring the Safaripark Beekse Bergen. Hiking is also very popular on a holiday in Brabant, the countryside here is amazing, thus the routes will take you through some really spectacularly picturesque villages dotted by tradition and sprinkled with the great atmosphere created by the welcoming people living in them. Canoeing in the Biesbosch National Park is also a lot of fun, and to some, let's face it: sports means also “shop 'til you drop”, thus in modern Eindhoven, and in the historic 's Hertogenbosch, you're all set with regards to this also.
A family holiday in Brabant is an ideal choice for creating great new memories with your loved ones. It's not every day that you get to spend time with the ones that are close to you, given the life pace that most people are subjected to these days, thus taking a last minute holiday in Brabant, the Netherlands, can be a well-deserved break. From nature trails to canoeing, from roller coasters to fairy tales in the Efteling amusement park, your time spent here will be dotted with nothing but joyous moments. The Safaripark Beekse Bergen is great for both young and old, and exploring the Dunes of Loon and Drunen National Park with the sand dunes here and the mountain bike trails, the GPS tours, the bridle paths in this desert in Holland will make for fun activities. Enjoy the gift that your family is to your every day life, and do it with a holiday in Brabant.
In Brabant, the local cuisine goes hand in hand with the “gezelligheid”, a word describing people having a great time together. From fresh fruit to asparagus and from anchovy to caviar, the ingredients that “make up” the Dutch cuisine in the region of Brabant result in some most delicious dishes. They say Brabant is the region of the “triple A” dishes, made of specific ingredients to this province: the asparagus, the strawberry (aardbei) and the anchovy. Many restaurants in the area serve dishes that combine these three ingredients into simply amazing dishes.
A holiday with family in Brabant is fabulous, but what if one of your family members is in fact nothing less than a... Fifi, or a Rover, or... a Lassie? What's to be done in this case? Well, to your (and Cujo's) great luck, you have the option of renting a holiday villa with pets allowed in Brabant, and from there on, you'll only feel luckier by the moment to have such a great companion by your side in walking the nature paths in this province, or in cycling in the countryside and so on. Don't miss out on these moments!Points of interest, a “must see” list in Brabant:
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