Winterswijk Travel Guide

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  • Start of the Komiezenpad, St. Vitus stone
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Winterswijk Things to Do

  • Walking the "Komiezenpad"

    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,...

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  • Snowing in Winterwonderland

    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...

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  • Market Place

    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.

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Winterswijk Restaurants

  • Café Restaurant ‘t Weurden

    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,...

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  • Goat @ its best

    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...

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  • Spread De Woord

    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....

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Winterswijk Nightlife

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    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.

    Caf�� de Buurvrouw Coffeeshop
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Winterswijk Shopping

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    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

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Winterswijk Local Customs

  • Midwinter horn blowing

    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...

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  • Sinterklaas

    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...

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Winterswijk What to Pack

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    by mary2u99 Updated Apr 28, 2007

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    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

    Crazy in my luggage! Crazy in my luggage! Crazy in my luggage! I wonder if I can bring this back home Me in the kitchen
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Winterswijk Favorites

  • Glorious Dutch Food

    Staying with friend does have its reward. You get to eat real local Dutch food. Actually I requested that I only want Dutch food so my host cook them especially for me. I do feel very lucky. The best host and wonderful food. What more can a girl ask for?

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  • Winter wonderland

    Can you imagine it snowed after I left this town well like two week after I left it snowed and as you can see from the photos not that much either.What is there to do in this winter wonderland, stand outside the balcony and take this photo.hahaha

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  • More Dutch food

    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...

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