We were wondering what to do this Half Term. We did not want to take the whole week off so we decided to visit some of the Amusement parks around Luxembourg. The vacation was first week of November and therefore we decided that an indoor park would be the best option.
So we booked one of the Indoor Plopsa Hasselt packages. We did not want to travel on the same day that we were going to visit the park and therefore decided to leave a day earlier and spend it in a city nearby.
We had to decide between Aachen and Valkenburg (we did not consider Maastricht as we’ve been there already). Each city offered different activities so the choice wasn’t easy.
Valkenburg has been a major tourist destination for decades mainly because of the town’s interesting historic sights. Here you can visit the castle of Valkenburg and tour the mines and caverns . Of course there are many playgrounds and museums and other places to go with kids – check them out here.
An absolute not-to-be-missed is the Valkenburg Christmas Market. It is considered the largest and oldest underground Christmas Market in Europe. While there, you should also visit the Santa’s village or see the Christmas parade
And nearby you will find the Enchanted forest – also listed under our section Amusement parks . sprookjesbos, Sibbergrubbe 2a, Valkenburg aan de Geul , Parkeerplaats Geulpark
Aachen is one of eight municipalities in Germany with the certificate “Family-Friendly Municipality”. It is a very children and family-friendly city. There are so many things to do with kids there – check out this link with more info (you even can see where all the outdoor playgrounds are) !
Some of the things on our list to see were:
And between Vulkenburg and Aachen you can find Miljoenenlijn, Longest Museum of Limburg where you can take a memorable trip in a steam or diesel train and enjoy the beautiful Limburg Hills. Check out the website to see the various special events take place
We finally decided in Aachen’s favour (because we would be able to visit the Starbucks and try one of the not-so-healthy-but-oh-so-good PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES J.
We booked a night at Novotel that also offered play area for kids and kids menu. And if the city turned out to be boring we could always go and visit the Enchanted forest!