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The most beautiful places you can visit by car

Exactly what this year will look like is still unclear because of you-know-who. And the advice is not to book a holiday until mid-March. But what is possible: fantasize about the places you still want to go. By car, because that is very convenient, especially in such uncertain times. We guide you through three beautiful car routes, and tell you what a suitable take out car insurance can do for you.

Tip 1: Flanders Land and Tour of Flanders (Belgium), 4 days

We start with a visit to Belgium, our southern neighbours, for a historic car route of 600 km.

The route: Liefkenshoektunnel – the Grote Markt of Sint Niklaas (Flanders largest) – Dendermonde – Van Aalst – the Muur van Geraardsbergen – the town hall of Oudenaarde – the Vélodrome of Roubaix (ville d'histoire et d'art) – the Menin Gate in Ypres, in front of the Last Post – the Yser Tower at Diksmuide – the Royal Galleries of Ostend – Bruges – Damme

Bruges, Belgium
Bruges, Belgium

Good to know: a good one car insurance including roadside assistance (with coverage in Europe) is a must. This way you are well insured on the road and damage that you cause to others and other people's belongings is covered. So reassuring. Do you also want damage to your own car covered? Then choose All Risk.

Tip 2: Biscay and Pyrenees (France), 6 days

Do you prefer to look even further south? Then get in the car for a beautiful journey of 900 km through France – from coast to coast. Expect greenways and impressive mountain passes.

The route: St.-Jean-de-Port – the Gorges de Kakouetta – Oloron-Ste.-Marie (ville d'histoire et d'art) – the Col d'Aubisque – Cirque de Gavernie – Cirque de Troumouse – the Pic du Midi, for the observatory – St.-Lizier, for historical frescoes – Grotte de Niaux (ditto) – Collioure (special seaside resort)

Cirque de troumouse, France
Cirque de troumouse, France

Good to know: Keep in mind that you have to pay tolls on the French highway.

Tip 3: Romantic Road (Germany), 7 days

The romantic landscapes of our eastern neighbors are also a real treat for your pupils. In 350 km and seven days you will drive through SouthGermany, one postcard after another.

Neuschwansteinstrasse, Augsburg, Germany
Neuschwansteinstrasse, Augsburg, Germany

Travel Route: Würzburg – Tauberbischofsheim – Rothenburg – Augsburg (city of wedding rings) – Neuschwanstein, for the fairytale castles – Füssen

Also read: Valentine's Day | The most romantic cities in Europe

Tip: Do you have some spare time? Then drive on to the Zugspitze. This is the highest mountain in Germany.

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Travel advice

For the time being, it is so nice to stay close to home, even during vacation. on car holiday you are in control and you do everything at your own pace. Always read the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before departure. You can find this on Rijksoverheid.nl. This contains all the risks and other important information about the area you are going to. By preparing well, you avoid surprises during your trip – and you ensure that you get through your holiday safely and healthy.

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