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

1. 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

2. 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.

Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

3. Apeldoorn: Het Loo Palace Entry Ticket

In relations between power and people, the throne is the ultimate symbol, the centre of power. ‘Power of the Throne’ explores this symbolism, considering questions like ‘What makes a chair a throne?' and 'What effect does a throne have on the people who sit on it?'. The meaning of a throne in a parliamentary democracy is also examined. As well as thrones, the exhibition will also include films, sculptures, paintings and images of thrones in other artworks. Palace Stories Visitors can choose from three different stories during their time at the palace (audio via an app or paid audio device for €2,50 in Dutch, English and German). 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, 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. 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. Please note that the photo’s used on this page are owned by Paleis Het Loo.

Rhenen: Ouwehands Zoo Entry Ticket

4. Rhenen: Ouwehands Zoo Entry Ticket

Come face to face with the magical creatures of our natural world with your entry ticket to the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen. Meet the giant pandas named Xing Ya and Wu Wen and learn about protecting natural habitats. Make your way to the zoo entrance and step into a world of wonder as you check the map and decide who you want to visit first. Take the chance to discover one of the most beautiful panda enclosures in the world, the only one in the Netherlands, and watch them chomping on bamboo. Make sure you say hello to the African elephant named Bumi too. Watch the monkeys swinging around and enjoy refreshments at the Maki lounge. Observe the majestic polar bears and learn about their natural habitat, including what they eat and how they hunt. See if you can spot the clouded leapords before you leave the zoo.

Utrecht: City Boat Tour & Balkan Restaurant Lunch OR Dinner

5. 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: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

6. Nijmegen: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Nijmegen on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. This self-guided audio tour offers you the flexibility to choose your destinations and decide how long you wish to spend at each site. 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? We have carefully crafted the most beautiful walking route for you and gathered more than 34 captivating and interesting stories. You'll pass by all the well-known landmarks but will also be surprised by new discoveries and hidden gems. Explore Nijmegen's rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

Apeldoorn: Apenheul Zoo Entry Ticket

7. Apeldoorn: Apenheul Zoo Entry Ticket

Face to face with free-roaming monkeys Experience the best day out among the monkeys in Apenheul! In this green nature park you will find 34 species of monkeys. More than half of the 300 monkeys even roam freely among the visitors. Can you spot them all? Come face to face with free-ranging monkeys, visit the feeding presentations of our zookeepers, play the monkey in one of the playgrounds and meet our new silverback Banjoko! Visit two gorilla groups in 2024 Impressive powerhouses of up to 180 kilos: gorillas! Recognize yourself in the biggest, strongest and heaviest monkeys that exist. Find out what they eat, how fast they can run and flex your muscles: are you as strong as such an impressive silverback? Try it! This year you will even spot a second gorilla man in Apenheul: Banjoko! Both silverbacks have their own island where they lead their own gorilla group. How do they keep the gorilla females under control? You will discover it in our beautiful and spacious park, in the middle of the forests of Apeldoorn on the Veluwe! Global conservation Did you know that by visiting Apenheul you also help protect monkeys in the wild? Part of the proceeds from the Apenheul Foundation goes to the Apenheul Nature Conservation Fund, which is committed to the protection of monkeys and their habitats all over the world.

Utrecht: Professional photoshoot at Utrecht Canals

8. Utrecht: Professional photoshoot at Utrecht Canals

Running through the entire length of the town from north to south, Oudegracht is likely the most famous canal in the city. With its charming historic buildings, vibrant cafes, and scenic bridges, it is a must-visit destination for those seeking a blend of history and serenity. Your photographer will meet you at the location and skilfully guide you through the photoshoot using their local knowledge, showcasing the unique atmosphere and captivating beauty of your trip to Oudegracht Canal. After the photoshoot, you will receive your edited photos in a digital gallery link within 48 hours directly to your phone or email. Book your photoshoot now and capture memories of your journey along this iconic waterway. Our photographers will select the best photos for your purchased package. If you fall in love with more moments than expected, extra photos will be available for purchase.

Utrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

9. Utrecht: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Utrecht on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. This self-guided audio tour offers you the flexibility to choose your destinations and decide how long you wish to spend at each site. Whether you're drawn to the iconic Dom Tower (the highest church tower in the country), the historical old town, or the legend of Bishop Willibrord, we have carefully crafted the most beautiful walking route for you and gathered more than 40 captivating and interesting stories. You'll pass by all the well-known landmarks but will also be surprised by new discoveries and hidden gems. Did you know that the city is one of the oldest in the Netherlands and over 900 years old? Explore Utrecht’s rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its many picturesque canals, medieval streets and captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

Nijmegen Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

10. Nijmegen Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. 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 photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

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I really enjoyed the trip. I don't ride bikes because of balance trouble, but our guide was very kind and organized a tricycle for me to ride so I could still participate.

Lots of services to help guests, information staff, lifts and shuttle bus . It was not too crowded which was great. Excellent signage and information

The museum tour was well run, and the audio visual aid was excellent. The gardens were amazing, and well worth visiting.

A must for every Gogh fan and for anyone who wants to see the Dutch landscape at its best.

Outstanding food and tour, would recommend and book again!