This used to be an important transit area form Germany to The Netherlands. The border invited smugglers. Now, meandering between the two countries, there is a fine hiking path, called the "komiezenpad", a "komies" is like a police man, a customs officer. On one place there is still a small gate, like the proverbial eye of the needle, on the road,...more
I am back here again this year(December 2009) and it looks like I am going to have my very first White Christmas. It now the second day after I arrive here. Today it has been snowing non stop. They even cancelled the football match today because of the snow. So I can´t watch my favourite team(PSV) play. What I did was just sit indoor and watch the...more
Located at the old town area the market place is on Wednesday and Saturday morning. There are lots of stuff to buy from fresh vegetables, meat, cheese, cloths bags and also flowers. You can see many local and also a large amount of German tourist in the neighboring or border visiting this area during the weekend.more
Dorpsstraat 2, Winterswijk, 7261, The Netherlands
Good for: Couples
Frerikshof 2, Winterswijk, 7103 CA
Good for: Families
Markt 11, , Winterswijk, Gelderland 7101 DA
Good for: Business
The beer is fantastic here and friendly staff, lots of beautiful waitress. The food is delicious.This restaurant is open from:Monday to Friday- 11:00 - 02:00 Saturday -10:00 - 02:00 Sunday - 12:00 - 02:00 They have a set menu for dinner 2 course meal for Euro 12.50. ( 3 different set to choose from i.e. Salmon with salad, Chicken with mushroom,...more
This slow food restaurant offer a Flemish cuisine in Gelderland. It uses local products and, most importantly, offers very good goat recipes. Not everybody likes goat meat, but we do, and we had a great variety of courses too. The other dishes were perfect too. The restaurant is near the city center, yet in a very rural setting, with an unused...more
De Woord is situated in one of the small "buurtschappen", neighbourhoods, of Winterswijk, called Corle. We ate in a perfectly renovated old barn. The old roof is visible through a glass ceiling. The diner consisted of 7 courses, all perfect. The meat as well as the fish courses. There are just a few tables, very friendly and attentive waiters....more
This is a restaurants and pub all in one place. The restaurant is in another side of the bar so if you want to eat here you have the privacy too.
We did not have a chance to eat here but only came here for drinks. We had Weizenbier and Warsteiner. I do like it very much.
Dress Code: Casual.
Most shops are boutiques, Hema, Wibra, toy store, Cd's shop, bicycles shops, jewellery and watch shops.
The market is open on Wednesday and Saturday in the morning here. On Friday the shops are open till 9pm here.
There is a big supermarket called Jumbo and one of the biggest in this district too.
What to buy: Cloths, fresh products from the market, books, jewellery, bicyles.
What to pay: From Euro 2.00 onwards
On the second day of Christmas, there are several places where you can hear (and see) the blowing of the midwinter horns. During the long winter months, farmers had time to carve their own horns. They used these to sound in the winter solecist, the start of the lengthening of the days. December 26th we met a tour of about 5 km, visiting 5 or 6...more
In Netherlands the feast of "Sinterklaas" or "Saint Nicolas" is celebrated on 5 December. He was a bishop who lived some centuries ago. He saved three children and was made a saint for his goodness. , "Sinterklaas" on his horse and his helper "zwarte piet" go over the rooftops to the houses to bring gifts for the children who have been good.During...more
4 Reviews and Opinions
Luggage and bags:
I was packing my bag and guess what my cat decided to park itself in my luggage instead. I think she know I will be going away and she will be missing me. Let’s just hope they don't stop me at check-in! Hahaha
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter cloths, jackets, leggings and thick windbreakers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Vitamins and cold medicine(just incase I get sick).
Photo Equipment: Cameras
One of my favourite Dutch food is Stamppot and Hutspot and my friend just love to make it for me. I also love Zuurkool.I tried cooking Zuurkool met ham yesterday it was not as good as what my host did but it's edible. I think it's true what they say when someone else cook the food taste better. I wonder if only I can import that Dutch chef over for...more