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Top Choice Church in Maastricht

St Servaasbasiliek

Built above and around the shrine of St Servaas (Servatius), the first bishop of Maastricht, the basilica presents an architectural pastiche whose earliest sections date from 1000AD. Its beautiful curved brick apse …
Top Choice Village in Noord Brabant

Woudrichem

Ringed by grassy medieval rampart-banks, the charming citadel-village of Woudrichem became famed as the set for popular TV drama Dokter Tinus. Its small harbour is filled with old-world fishing boats, the relatively…
Top Choice Church in Den Bosch

St Janskathedraal

One of the finest churches in the Netherlands, this cathedral took from 1336 to 1550 to complete. The interior has late-Gothic stained-glass windows, an organ case from the 17th century and a much-revered statue of …
Top Choice French in Breda

Dames Pellens

This cosy wine bar has a superb selection of well-priced, well-chosen wines, but the biggest draw is the food. Any evening you can have salads, coq au vin or the meal-of-the-day. But Thursday to Sunday things turn g…
Top Choice Museum in Eindhoven

Philips Museum

From Kieth Richards' tape-recorder to a wide-screen projector that once won a Hollywood Oscar, this very engaging museum tells the extraordinary story of the light-bulb maker turned multinational electronics company…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Noord Brabant

Efteling

Is Efteling Europe's greatest theme park? The Dutch certainly think so. Their 'Disneyland' pulls in more than four million visitors annually and offers a great selection of enchanting fairy-tale themed entertainment…
Top Choice Carnival in Maastricht

Carnaval

Everything stops for Carnaval. Since November, Maastricht has been preparing. The orgy of partying and carousing finally begins the Friday before Shrove Tuesday and lasts until the last person collapses sometime on …
Top Choice Village in Noord Brabant

Heusden

Picture-postcard little Heusden features antique tile-roofed houses, post-mills, minibridge and lovely inner yacht-harbour all wrapped in a fortified river-moat still retaining triangular ravelins (island-bastions).
Top Choice Belgian in Maastricht

Witloof

A decade after hitting the New York Times' list of world's trendiest restaurant concepts, Witloof still cuts the mustard with top-quality Belgian traditional food, an astounding beer-cellar (do take a look!) and a t…
Top Choice Museum in Den Bosch

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Housed in the grand, century-old St Jacob's Church, this remarkable museum has reproductions of all 29 known Bosch paintings brought to life by an explanatory free booklet. Atmosphere is added by dangling 3D sculptu…