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Discover Heerenveen

Discover Heerenveen, a quintessentially Friesian city full of beautiful monuments and unique structures set amid a stunning landscape! Heerenveen, which was founded around 1550, is the oldest peat channel village in Holland. It is located in the water-rich province of Friesland and a wonderful destination, particularly in summer. Not only …

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Museum Dokkum (Dokkum)

The glorious former Admirality building of Friesland and Groningen has been home to this regional museum since 1963. Built in 1618 this building was also formally known as the ‘sea office’ and was responsible for the protection of ocean going trade by means of escort or even naval war fare. …

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Must visit : Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

Located in Leeuwarden, capital of the Dutch province of Friesland (Fryslân), the Fries Museum has a rich history spanning almost 190 years. In 2013, it moved into the first newly constructed Dutch museum building of the 21st century. As the main repository of Friesland’s material heritage, it is recognised internationally for …

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Rembrandt & Saskia in Fries Museum (Leeuwarden)

The Frisian Saskia Uylenburgh was the first great love of Rembrandt van Rijn. The couple married in 1634. Saske, her Frisian baptismal name, was born and raised in Leeuwarden. The most famous Frisian newlyweds ever are the theme of the exhibition ‘Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Golden Age’. On …

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WARSAW : MULTIMEDIA FOUNTAIN PARK

Spectacular show combining sound, light and water created by up to 30 thousand litres of water streaming every minute out of 367 nozzles and nearly 300 LED reflectors. In time intervals, impressive laser animations appear on the mist from nebulised water. You can admire the show every Friday and Saturday evening …

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WARSAW : CHOPIN CONCERTS IN ŁAZIENKI ROYAL PARK

Organised at the foot of Fryderyk Chopin’s statue for almost 60 years they have become the cultural symbol of Warsaw. Eminent pianists perform every Sunday from mid-May until the end of September, at noon and 4 pm. Hugely popular with Warsaw residents and tourists alike, they are a unique opportunity to listen …

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‘LILLE DISCOVERY’ SHORT BREAK (Lille, France)

Tourism and freedom passionate, this package is made for you. Accomodation, transport, museums, heritage… The Capital city of Flanders is yours ! PRESENTATION / PROGRAM This short break is available all year long.HOTEL + CITY PASS (24 HRS, 48 HRS OR 72 HRS) Option : typical dinner, Lille bike tour and registered …

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Jardin Vauban (Lille, France)

The ”Jardin Vauban” was created in 1863 by Barillet-Descamps, a landscape architect and chief gardener for the City of Paris. This romantic Second Empire garden is a relaxing place which offers charm and serenity. Winding paths and flower beds, testimony of the city’s gardeners’ expertise, run along the park’s 35000m2. …

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MUSEUM OF LILLE’S GUNNERS (Lille, France)

The history of the Canonniers Sédentaires de Lille is closely linked to that of the city. In 1235, the city was emancipated and had to take on the heavy costs of building and fortifying the city. Of the archers, crossbowmen, the swordsmen and gunners who could be mobilised by the aldermen, …

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Homeland of Cycling (Flanders, Belgium)

Cycling is part of the genetic make-up of the residents of the Lys Valley. Almost every city and every village has produced one or several champions. Races draw huge crowds and result in a spontaneous festival. It’s not a coincidence that the majority of the Tour of Flanders villages are …

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Beerwalk ! (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Discover the historic city centre of Kortrijk and its ancient beersecrets during this three-hour beer walk and beer tasting experience. Five beer tasting sessions and a unique food pairing are included in the price. This beer tour is a perfect way to explore the beguinage, de Groeningekouter (the Battle of the Golden …

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Discover the antiques market in Tongeren (Belgium)

For more than 30 years, Tongeren has become a lively town on Sunday mornings, already early in the morning. More than 350 exhibitors and about forty antique shops display their best merchandise to the numerous visitors of the largest antique and flea market. On Sunday morning Tongeren becomes an international …

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JULIAN ROSEFELDT: MANIFESTO (National Gallery Prague, Czech Rep)

The National Gallery in Prague is proud to present the highly acclaimed film installation Manifesto by German artist Julian Rosefeldt. The 13-channel film installation Manifesto pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artist manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today. Manifesto draws on …

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Sweden Opens Its First Virtual Design Museum

Today, Sweden announced the opening of the First Virtual Design Museum, also its first virtual design museum focusing on architecture, design and fashion. The first exhibition, “Live from Sweden”, offers visitors a glimpse into the Swedish lifestyle and the design objects Swedes surround themselves with. Design and creativity is of …

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Dubai International Film Festival

The “Dubai International Film Festival” (DIFF), the leading film festival in the Middle East, is held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Honorary Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin …

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Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed

Although Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) attained notoriety early in his career for his haunting depictions of human anxiety and alienation that reflected modern experience, he believed that his artistic breakthrough occurred around 1913 at the age of 50.Throughout his career, Munch regularly revisited subjects from his earlier years, exploring …

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The Bristol, Warsaw, Poland

There can’t be many hotels with a guest list as diverse as Marie Curie, Woody Allen, Marlene Dietrich, the Queen and Caruso – but then the Bristol in Warsaw is a one-off. Opened in 1901 as Poland’s great palace hotel to rival the best of London and Paris, spared by …

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