Laag-Keppel Things to Do
Though one must plan before visiting this castle, it is surely worth the effort. one can write to the family that still lives there and make an appointment. Then they are very willingly to show you around their property. The interior of the estate and the building are partly in 18th and 19th century style. The first parts of the castle were already...more
Onto the day of today, the "Achterhoek" is first of all a agricultural land. The people here even use the term "Superboer" for themselves, which means no less then "Superfarmer". There countryside is wide and filled with arable land, furtile acres and fields for grazing cows. It's lovely to drive around here and even nicer to meet the people and...more
The castle of Laag Keppel has quite a large garden surrounding it. Well, garden? maybe you'ld better speak about an estate or a parc. The greens however are all only accessable on request and one should thus first write a letter to the family that lives here.One of the gates leading into the parc says with letters over it "Wilhelmina". Maybe this...more
The landscape around this "pulling up" bridge is truely "Achterhoek". So take a spin of the mainroad and enjoy this open landscape on either side of this old river. For many the bridge can even be a touristic attraction, if your not used to the kind that can be lifted up.more
Next to the watermill and on the banks of the "Oude IJssel" flow there's the windmill of Laag Keppel. Well, actually it's one that has been taken over from Friesland in the 19th century. Obviously because the people here didn't want to miss out on such typical Dutch item. The type is a "Spinnekop" that can be translated into English as being a...more
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris to Callantsoog by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...more
The "Achterhoek" is not for nothing the "Corner behind" and is not that easily reached. The larger towns Doetinchem and Winterswijk have a railroad, but Laag keppel has to do it with car-access and bus services.By car and coming from the East: A348 to Doesburg and next follow signs Doetinchem. You will go right through the village.more
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Laag-Keppel Local Customs
Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in the Netherlands is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to the Netherlands with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There...more
Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Callantsoog (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the...more
I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...more
Laag-Keppel Warnings and Dangers
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...more
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Callantsoog area due to the fact the...more
If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.
Laag-Keppel What to Pack
Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of memory cards!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
* Compass.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Hiking and Walking
Laag-Keppel Off The Beaten Path
Now-a-days not that much "Achterhoek"
In the busy days of the present, many Western Dutch people that live in the stress of the larger towns, retreat in summertime to the Achterhoek. In many villages summercottages are awaiting them and thus the "Achterhoek" is slowly discovered by the Dutch themselves.
Foreigners however are still not frequently visiting this beautiful part of The Netherlands, but maybe that my pages attract your attention.Add to your Trip Planner
The pleasure of discovering your own...
Favorite thing: For me, travelling to a exposition on which I had to represent that day my work, discovering such small treasure in my own country, let even province, is of great value. Here it is, right under my nose, while I have been travelling the globe in search of new things ... It made me aware that close to home, there's still a lot to discover and I will.Add to your Trip Planner