Dubrovnik – de parel aan de Adriatische zee

Dubrovnik is often called ‘the Pearl on the Adriatic Sea’, it is a beautiful historic city right on the seafront. The old city is surrounded by an ancient wall and the centre is car-free and ideal for walking around, seeing the many sights and sitting on a terrace for a drink or an ice cream. A walk over the wide …

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Ethno open air museum and cycling in Zagorje

In Croatia, Kumrovec is mainly known as the birthplace of former president Tito. It is a small village in the hilly and rural region of Zagorje. As a memorial to Tito, an open-air museum has been created at the centre of the village – Museum ‘Staro Selo’ or the old village. It is the largest ethnographic open air museum in …

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Visit the islands of Croatia!

Croatia has a very long coastline and has many beautiful smaller and larger islands. A perfect destination for a sun, sea and beach holiday! The larger and best known islands along the Croatian Adriatic coast are among others Krk, Cres and Losinj in the north and the Dalmatian islands Pag, Dugi Otok, Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet. Krk – has …

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Excursions in Zagorje

When you are visiting the region of Zagorje in north Croatia there are many little excursions to make, here I will describe two and give some links to other places to visit in the area. The region Krapina-Zagorje lies in the north of Croatia along the border with Slovenia, in the east lies the baroque town Varaždin and to the …

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Sculptures in Klanjec, Zagorje

During a drive through the rural, hilly Zagorje region, north of the capital Zagreb, I came through the small town of Klanjec. A nice place for a short break and a visit to the beautiful church, a museum and a short walk through nature. In the centre of town is a modern museum dedicated to the sculptor Antun Augustinčić. He …

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Castle Veliki Tabor

Veliki Tabor is one of the best preserved castles in Croatia and is great to bring a visit. The white castle is nicely situated on top of Mount Hum Košnički – 333 meters above sea level, near the border with Slovenia. This castle has dominated the Zagorje area for over half a millennium and offers beautiful views on the surrounding …

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Vacation tip- Road assistance in Croatia

The road assistance club in Croatia is called HAK – Hrvatski Auto Klub – this organisation gives road assistance when your car breaks down, gives up-to-date traffic and all this is made much easier by a free app that they provide available in four languages (Croatian, English, German and Italian) . The emergency phone number for road assistance is 1987. …

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Visit the castles of the Frankopans and Zrinskis

Visiting castles is always fun! In Croatia many castles, fortresses, medieval ruins, fairytale castles, well maintained castles with a museum or totally neglected fortress walls and towers can be found. Fortunately, there is a growing inclination to preserve this cultural history and there are many initiatives to open the castles for visitors. One of those initiatives is the “route of …

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Sled riding in Lokve, Gorski Kotar

Although in my mind I can’t wait for the first signs of spring it is still the middle of winter! Last week I have been to the Gorski Kotar region, located roughly between the Croatian capital Zagreb and the coastal town Rijeka. In this mountainous area an abundant of wildlife and natural beauty resides, not only in the NP Risnjak …

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