7 delightful winter outings in North Brabant

Strolling through illuminated streets, visiting delightful amusement parks or taking a walk with the whole family. One thing is certain: in North Brabant you won't have to be bored this winter. Read our heart-warming tips for great days out during the cold season!

1. Magical Winter Efteling

A fairy-tale winter world full of twinkling lights, fun on the ice and bonfires. Winter Efteling is a great experience for young and old with an indoor ice palace, ice skating rink and of course numerous rides and shows. If you want to spend the night then head to the Efteling Hotel, Holiday Park Bosrijk or Holiday Park Het Loonsche Land.

2. Interesting Van Gogh locations

The world-famous painter Vincent van Gogh was not only born in North Brabant, he also lived and worked here for most of his life. And that shaped him as a man and painter. Follow in Van Gogh's footsteps and discover places that evoke the master painter, such as the Opwetten Watermill, the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path or special locations in Nuenen, Zundert, 's-Hertogenbosch, Etten-Leur and Tilburg.

3. Discover the fortified towns.

With the Zuiderwaterlinie walking path you can explore 11 attractive fortified towns in North Brabant, from Bergen op Zoom to Grave. This walking route is no less than 290 kilometres long, but can also be covered in partial routes. Taste the atmosphere, visit the ramparts and imagine yourself back in time. What about the fortified town of Heusden, for example? From the top of the ramparts you have a beautiful view over the landscape and the restored city. (video: XL Creations)

4. An adventure in Safaripark Beekse Bergen

Safaripark Beekse Bergen is the ultimate place to meet impressive lions, rhinos, elephants and cheetahs! A great outing for young and old. But if being there during the day isn’t adventurous enough for you, you can also stay in the Safari Resort, where you can spend the night among the wild animals in lodges, safari tents or tree houses.

5. Magical castles

One thing is certain: you won't get bored in our castles in Brabant. What about Helmond Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the Netherlands? Or discover the beautiful Maurick Castle, situated on an island in Vught by the little river Dommel. You can not only spend the night here, but also enjoy delicious food. The monumental Heeswijk Castle is also highly recommended. Tip: on Wednesday afternoon there are special guided tours for children.

6. Lovely walks through the countryside

Walking enthusiasts are well catered for in North Brabant! Wherever you are in our province, within a few kilometres you can be surrounded by beautiful countryside. Discover De Biesbosch national park, national park the Loon and Drunen Dunes or natural landscape De Peel Three beautiful areas, each with their own character. More great tips in North Brabant? Just visit this page.

7. Discover the cities.

Surprising, innovative, historical, trendy and always fun! Our Brabant cities guarantee a nice day out or weekend away. From Breda to Eindhoven; from Tilburg to 's-Hertogenbosch. On our city pages you will find the best highlights, events and inside tips.