Discover Benelux, Issue 37, January 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  Brabant  |  The Perfect Winter Break

beauty. With its attractive river valleys and woods, it is easy to see why so many creatives have been inspired here. A stunning spot whatever the season is De Biesbosch National Park, one of the world’s few remaining freshwater tidal areas. It is an ideal location for boating and canoeing or, if you would prefer to stay on dry land, then why not try fishing, cycling, hiking, or even horse riding. There is also the Biesbosch MuseumEiland, which tells the fascinating story of the Biesbosch. Start planning your trip now at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.

The Brabant Van Gogh bike route. Photo: Studio Roosegaarde

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY STRP Biennial 24 March - 2 April Held every two years, this pioneering festival combines art, technology and electronic music. Roadburn Festival 20 - 23 April Tilburg’s famous rock music festival, held at the 013 venue in Tilburg. Breda Jazz Festival 25 - 28 May The oldest and largest jazz festival in Europe brings around 175 performances to historical Breda. Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) 22 September - 22 October With a host of exciting exhibitions, talks and tours, this month-long event brings the best of contemporary design to Breda. Dutch Design Week (DDW) 21 - 29 October More than 2,500 designers descend on Eindhoven for an array of exhibitions, lectures, award ceremonies, networking events and debates.

Kazerne Eindhoven. Photo: Ruud Balk

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GLOW Festival 11 - 18 November Artists from across the globe give the city of Eindhoven a colourful makeover, projecting their installations onto the city’s beautiful façades.