North-Brabant is a perfect weekend getaway! Vanessa (Travelettes) and her friend Lisa traveled a weekend through Brabant. "I had no idea before coming to Brabant that this region boasts so much arts and culture, is home to so many creative and innovative thinkers, and is so hospitable and welcoming in attitude. Lots of surprises around every corner - all positive ones, of course!" - Vanessa (Travelettes)
Eindhoven, the city of design
Their journey started in Eindhoven, the city that breathes design and ofcourse, the home base of Philips. They got on a bike and first visited the Van Abbemuseum, a museum for modern and contemporary art. During the bike tour, they lunched at the Down Town Gourmet Market. From Vietnamese food to Mexican tacos and from burgers to special ice cream types: everyone will find inspiring diversity of food, a real food paradise for food lovers! Last stop of the day, Strijp-S & Strijp-R, the creative and cultural heart of Eindhoven. After a visit to Intelligentia ICE, Skatepark Area 51 and Piet Hein Eek, it was time for dinner in the Kazerne. The Kazerne is the hotspot where the worlds of wine, dine, design, art and technology come together.
Mountain biking through The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park
After a wonderful night's rest at Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven it was time to visit The Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park. The park is about 3,500 hectares in size and it is situated amid the cities of Tilburg, Waalwijk and 's-Hertogenbosch and has the largest drifting sands in Europe and it is often called the Sahara of the Netherlands.
Next stop: Breda! After checking in at Hotel Nassau it was time for a guided tour. and not just 'a guided tour'. The perfect way to get acquainted with a piece of Breda culture is to view the murals that are part of Blind Walls Gallery. These murals tell the story of the city.
Nationaal Park de Biesbosch
On the last day they visted the Biesbosch National Park and the Biesbosch Museum Island. "On the drive to Biesbosch, we were amazed at the beautiful nature, the little houses surrounded by small dikes, and the natural swamps. Only after we had been to the museum did we find out that the area is actually man-made! In the end, the visit to Biesbosch turned out to be both very beautiful, but also extremely educational - we both walked away happy about having learned a great deal.” - Vanessa Travelettes
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A weekend trip in Brabant