Fun things to do in North Brabant region with teenagers
Are you looking for a unique way to spend a day out, holiday or weekend away in North Brabant region with teenagers? Well, North Brabant has plenty of attractions, adventurous activities and cultural trips for the whole family! Whether you love exploring cities or the countryside, North Brabant never forces you to choose – we have everything right here. These tips will help to make sure that you’re well prepared and that everyone has a fantastic time!
A unique experience
Are you looking for that one unique experience to return home with? Doloris' Meta Maze is by far the most unique experience in Tilburg. Here, you can quite literally walk through works of art in the surreal ‘Meta Maze’, before enjoying a sumptuous meal at the rooftop bar. In Eindhoven, you can feel what it might be like to be a true influencer as you take the best photos at Motion Imagination Experience. It’s a place to completely – and literally – escape from reality for a while, as you are immersed in a fantasy world of light, sound and interaction. At Holy Moly in Breda, you can take a voyage of discovery back through history in seventeen special rooms and enjoy a unique dining experience in a treehouse or bird’s nest. At OnStage, also in Breda, you can experience how it feels to be a famous DJ. And how would you feel about an exciting heaven and hell cruise on the Binnendieze in s’-Hertogenbosch? The tour will take you under parts of the city, while an inspiring guide tells you tales of the historic city around you.
Shop until you drop!
From familiar chains to unique boutiques and the finest little designer shops, shopaholics will truly be in their element in Brabant! Our surprising cities, each having its unique character, all have a comprehensive and distinctive range of shops to enjoy. From ultra-modern indoor shopping centres, to intimate courtyards and lanes of shops, studios, workshops and fabulous coffee shops. Most shops in Breda, Eindhoven, Tilburg and ’s-Hertogenbosch are also open seven days a week! And why not grab some lunch or a bite to eat while you’re out? Head to one of the many eateries in the hip Spoorzone areas of the city, rub shoulders with locals or pick one of the many spots with an Instagrammable interior. Whether you prefer vegan, vegetarian or organic, there’s plenty to choose from.
Inspiring museum visits
Think that visiting a museum will be dull? Think again! Why not check out these inspiring museums and get hands on and interactive? Learn what light actually is and how to create colour at the brand new Lightlab at the Van Gogh Village Museum in Nuenen, near Eindhoven. Or watch the professionals at the TextielLab at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg and get involved in experiments with fabric. You can even design your own socks or scarf! Perhaps you’d like to know more about the creative process behind shoemaking? The Maaklab in the Schoenenkwartier in Waalwijk gives you an opportunity to greet the shoemakers and watch them as they work! At Camp Vught National Memorial, you can take the junior audio tour ‘Behind barbed wire’, narrated by children themselves.
Not afraid of heights and keen to do something active? Come and climb at the largest climbing course in the Benelux at Klimbos IJzeren Man in Vught, which has as many as fifteen climbing routes and two zip lines. Klimbos Brabantse Wal in western Brabant has nine different routes and 100 different transitions that go back and forth across this beautiful forest. Alternatively, try the Nieuwe Brandtoren fire tower in Reusel, voted amongst the 40 greatest lookouts in the world! It’s 25 metres high with a 15 metre climbing wall alongside. Another great climb is at the Pompejus watchtower at Fort de Roovere in Halsteren, near Bergen op Zoom. 25 metres high, it offers fabulous views over the Brabantse Wal ridge. The Flaestoren viewing tower in Esbeek is 24 metres high and offers views over Landgoed de Utrecht.
Embark on an adventure
Real thrill seekers can enjoy the Joris en de Draak or Baron 1898 rides at Efteling. Prefer to look for the big five? Just 30 minutes from Efteling is the Beekse Bergen safari park, where you can pretend you’re on safari across Africa. Admire the giraffes, lions and antelope from the comfort of your own car, on foot or relaxing in a boat.
The Blind Walls Gallery in Breda is a street museum, where international artists tell the story of the city through their murals. Cycle or wander by the murals, now amounting to more than 100, guided by the app. The most beautiful creations in Eindhoven are best discovered with the Street Art Tour Eindhoven. It’s an ever-changing cycle route that adapts to take in the newest murals. If you’re in Tilburg, Het Muurmuseumwalking route takes you past eight extraordinary works of art on plain old Tilburg city walls. Along the route, you’ll find a satisfying selection of places for a bite to eat and a drink.
Famous art and artists
There’s also art to be found inside museums, including from some familiar names. In Het Noordbrabants Museum in ’s-Hertogenbosch, you can come face to face with authentic works by Vincent van Gogh. By contrast, the Jheronimus Bosch Art Center is dedicated entirely to the mediaeval painter Hieronymus Bosch. The Van Abbemuesum in Eindhoven displays work by artists including Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso. While you’re in Eindhoven, why not consider visiting the iconic Evoluon? Next Nature’s interactive RetroFutureexhibition shows how we viewed the future in the past and what our expectations of the future are today.
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