Southern Netherlands

EINDHOVEN

Eindhoven is located in the province of North Brabant and is the fifth largest city of the Netherlands. If you want to avoid tourist crowds, Eindhoven is a great place to visit and you will find yourself immersed in a world of creativity, technology and design. Take time to explore the highest building in town De Admirant, the Lichttoren (Light Tower), Witte Dame and the Hovenring – the world’s first suspended bicycle roundabout.

TILBURG

Tilburg is in Noord-Brabant - the southern province of the Netherlands - and is the 6th largest city in the country. The city is first mentioned in 8th Century documents but it wasn’t proclaimed a manor until 600 years later. Tilburg prides itself on its beautiful parks and gardens – particularly Leij Park, while Beekse Bergen is a popular safari park where wild animals roam free on the plains. Drunense Duinen is around 10km north of Tilburg and is one of the largest areas of drifting sand in Europe.

MAASTRICHT

One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht is a perfect blend of history and the present, filled with churches, city walls, beautiful large squares and a plethora of indulgent delights. There are world class restaurants, vineyards, fantastic shopping, and a range of museums. Don’t miss a visit to the Caves of St Pieter where you’ll discover a labyrinth of more than 20,000 tunnels, The White Village of Thorn, a cruise down the Meuse, and take a walk through the underground network – the Casemates of Maastricht.

VAALS

Vaals is a town in the extreme south eastern part of the Dutch province of Limburg and is located on the border. It is extremely popular with tourists due to the Drielandenpunt – the 3 points – where Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium meet. The Drielandenpunt is also just a few steps from the highest point of the Netherlands, the Vaalserberg.

ZEELAND

Zeeland is a delta – with one-third sea and two-thirds filled with small islands and it has a rich history, with architecture dating back to wealthy traders of the 16th and 17th Centuries. The region is extremely popular in summer, with thousands of tourists – particularly Germans - flooding to the area for water sports. The drive there and around is extremely beautiful landscape-wise and definitely worth the visit.

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