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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

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Legoland Billund

Legoland opend in 1968 in Billund, a town in Denmark that was the birthplace of Lego. It's the second largest tourist attraction in Denmark.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Gaudí's masterpieces in Barcelona. It was built in 1877 and was completely refurbished between 1904 and 1906.

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Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Mondo Verde, A Beautiful Family Park

statue in fountain


english garden with lake


chinese garden with plants


statue in lake


bridge in garden with flowers


tree in japanese garden


red bridge and plants in japanese garden


peacock in bird paradise


stork and wallaby


pegasus statue in forest


giant of the Apennines


roses and green garden Mondo Verde


statue of poseiden in forest


rollercoaster in Mondo Verde


gate to hell


fair ride with water


white statue in front of roses

Since our first visit to Mondo Verde in 2016, the park now has a all you can eat formula included in the ticket prices. At the attractions section a new ride was added for those seeking adrenaline, and in 2018 a new panther enclosure will open. Besides these, Mondo Verde is a great place for a walk, take beautiful pictures or see some animals.

Location: Groene Wereld 10, 6372 PW Landgraaf, the Netherlands



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Sunparks Kempense Meren

main building Sunparks Kempense Meren


subtropical swimming pool


bowling alley


indoor playground


playing archery


turtles and fishes with waterfall


inside house Sunparks Kempense Meren


outside the house and sitting area


lake and pedal boats


playing volleyball outside


pedal boats on the lake


pedal boat at Sunparks Kempense Meren

Sunparks Kempense Meren is a holiday village located at Flanders biggest land-locked lake. They offer self catering holiday homes with private garden or the possibility to stay at a hotel room.

During your stay you can choose from a wide variety of activities. One of the most popular is Aquafun, a subtropical swimming pool. Other indoor activities include: bowling, archery, pool, snooker, trampoline and an indoor playground.

Activities outside include: biking, nature walks, mini golf, Pétanque, pedal boats and many more. The park has a sandy beach for the children to play on and is located close to Olmen Zoo and Bobbejaanland.

Sunparks Kempense Meren also offers wellness at the new new Sauna and Well-being centre.

Location: Postelsesteenweg 100, 2400 Mol, Belgium.



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Be-Mine

view on old minning builings


view of adventure mountain


old buidings on BE-Mine


Todi indoor diving centre


seatting area with view on spoil heap


view on Todi indoor diving centre from spoil heap


top of spoil heap on Be-Mine


biking on bridge


view from top of spoil heap


building of mine museum


indoor climbing centre Alpamayo


indoor climbing centre Alpamayo

Be-Mine is a tourist-recreational project on the former mine site of Beringen. The site contains 100 000 m² of existing buildings and is the largest industrial heritage site in Flanders.

Be-Mine has transformed the old buildings, grounds and spoil heap into a multi family activities experience.

Its spoil heap is now a great place for hiking and biking. Children can have a great time on the adventure mountain which was especially made for climbing and playing. The top of the spoil heap offers great views as far as the other mines in Limburg.

If you want to learn more of the history of the mine you can always visit the Mine Museum. A visit is definitely recommended and will also bring you in the old buildings of the site.

For a more spectacular experience you can visit Todi or Alpamayo. Todi is an indoor diving centre, it's 10m deep, 36m in diameter and has more than 6.200.000 l of water. Alpamayo is a wall climbing centre with a surface of 1300m² and around 170 different routes. Both are situated in buildings that where once used by the mine.

Besides these activities you can also chose for the swimming pool called 'Sportoase' or spend you're time shopping at retailpark Be-MINE boulevard.

Location: Koolmijnlaan 201, 3582 Beringen, Belgium.


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Barrage de la Gileppe

view of lion and tower on dam of Gileppe


view on lake Gileppe from tower


side view of dam


river from dam of Gileppe


white tower on lake Gileppe


white tower on lake Gileppe


white tower on lake Gileppe


close up of statue of lion on dam of Gileppe


view from top of visitor centre

The Gileppe Dam was built between 1867 and 1875 and is one of the oldest in Europe. Between 1967 and 1971 the dam was increased to store 25 millons cubic metres of water. The lake is fed by the Gileppe, Louba and Soor rivers and provides electricity and water for Verviers.

At the complex you can find a panoramic viewing tower. Inside the tower is an exhibition which provides information about the history of the dam. At the top on 77 meters above the dam is also a restaurant.

The lion statue was created by artist Félix-Antoine Bouré. It is 13,5m high, weighs 130 tons, and is composed of 183 individual blocks of granite.

Location: Route de la Gileppe 55A, 4845 Jalhay, Belgium.


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