WeekendInFamily@Luxembourg – 1st and 2nd April, 2017

Hello there! Another weekly post is back to the blog, this time my once called “picks for the weekend”. So, just to clarify, this is NOT¬†a complete agenda of activities. Instead, it is my way to share with you the best family-friendly events for families (by personal choice, of course ūüėČ ) — Hopefully you’ll agree with me ūüôā

Farm in the City РOn Saturday and Sunday (from 10am to 6pm), place de la Constitution will turn into a huge farm with cows, porks, goats, sheep and even alpacas. There will be also info points promoting the local products, activities for the kids (including pedal tractors) and show-cooking events (some dishes will be prepared by the Lux politicians!!).

Easter Egg Hunt – On Sunday, 2nd April, from 10am¬†to 11.30am, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Parc Mar√©doc (1A, rue de M√ľllendorf, L-7329 Heisdorf), arts and crafts activities and even a special visit of Mr Easter Rabbit himself!!

Have fun!!

 

Agenda for the Weekend ‚Äď 25th to 28th March (EN & PT)

(Versão completa em Português mais abaixo)

Hi there! So, if you’re around during the Easter weekend, here are my picks: the reopening of Parc Merveilleux, the Medieval Market of Echternach and the Easter Market in the city of Luxembourg

Here is some additional info:

‚ÄstParc Merveilleux reopens to the 2016 season on the 26th March. More info on¬†the website (http://www.parc-merveilleux.lu). Address:¬†route de Mondorf, em Bettembourg

‚ÄstFrom Friday to Saturday (11am to 9pm) and on Monday (11am to 6pm), Echternach presents the Medieval Market¬†(“Mittelaltermarkt”). More info at the event’s website (http://www.echternach-tourist.lu/en/100-events?item=6750). Address:¬†place du March√©, Echternach.

– On Monday, Luxembourg city center is all dressed-up for the Easter Market¬†(“Emaichen”), very well-know by the traditional pottery¬†whistling birds (P√©ckvillercher). More information at the website of the event (http://www.emaischen.lu/). Address:¬†rue March√© aux Poissons, rue¬† du March√© aux Herbes, rue¬† de la Boucherie, rue¬† du Ros rue¬† Sigefroi, rue¬† de la Reine and¬†place Guillaume II. Please note that the village of Nospelt also presents a similar market during the same day.

Have Fun!!

‚ÄĒ

{Português}

Para conhecer a agenda completa, visite a página web do seu CONTACTO.

Reabertura do Jardim das Borboletas

Na sexta-feira, o Jardim das Borboletas (“P√§iperleksgaart”) reabre as suas portas ao p√ļblico, para mais uma esta√ß√£o de visitas. A entrada tem um custo entre 6 euros (crian√ßas entre os 3 e os 14 anos) e 10 euros (adultos). Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do espa√ßo (http://www.papillons.lu/). Endere√ßo: route de Tr√®ves, em Grevenmacher.

Quermesse de P√°scoa

A partir de sexta-feira (e até ao dia 11 de Abril), Esch-sur-Alzette recebe a quermesse de Páscoa, com muita animação para toda a família. Endereço: place des Remparts e place Victor Hugo, em Esch-sur-Alzette.

Mercado Medieval em Echternach

De sexta-feira a domingo, das 11h √†s 21h, e na segunda-feira, das 11h √†s 18h, Echternach recebe o mercado medieval (“Mittelaltermarkt”). Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do evento (http://www.echternach-tourist.lu/en/100-events?item=6750). Endere√ßo: place du March√©, em Echternach.

P√°scoa no Belle √Čtoile

Na sexta-feira e no s√°bado, o Centro Comercial La Belle √Čtoile apresenta um mercado de P√°scoa a todos os visitantes, com a possibilidade das crian√ßas participarem em diversos ateliers criativos. A participa√ß√£o √© gratuita. Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do espa√ßo (http://www.belle-etoile.lu/). Endere√ßo: route d’Arlon, em Bertrange.

À descoberta no Luxemburgo

Na sexta-feira, das 11h30 √†s 18h30, e no s√°bado, das 10h √†s 18h, por ocasi√£o do in√≠cio da esta√ß√£o tur√≠stica de 2016, a place d’Armes ir√° receber diversos stands alusivos a tudo de bom que Luxemburgo tem para oferecer: natureza, cultura, produtos locais… A entrada √© gratuita. Para mais informa√ß√Ķes, consulte o site da organiza√ß√£o (http://www.lcto.lu/en). Endere√ßo, place d’Armes, na capital.

Exposição Internacional do Cão

No s√°bado e no domingo, das 10h √†s 18h, a LuxExpo recebe mais uma edi√ß√£o da exposi√ß√£o internacional do c√£o. A entrada tem um custo de 5 euros. Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do evento (http://www.luxexpo.lu/#event750). Endere√ßo: Entrada norte da LuxExpo, em Kirchberg.

Reabertura do Parque Maravilhoso

No s√°bado, o Parque Maravilhoso reabre as suas portas ao p√ļblico, para mais uma esta√ß√£o de visitas aos curiosos animais da floresta. A entrada tem um custo entre 6 euros (crian√ßas entre os 3 e os 14 anos) e 10 euros (adultos). Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do parque (http://www.parc-merveilleux.lu). Endere√ßo: route de Mondorf, em Bettembourg.

P√°scoa em Ettelbruck

No s√°bado, das 10h √†s 17h, Ettelbruck convida todas as fam√≠lias e conhecer o coelhinho da P√°scoa que andar√° pelas ruas pedonais a distribuir ovos. Haver√° tamb√©m um pequeno espa√ßo com animais da quinta, na place de l’Eglise.

Playmobil no Belval Plaza  

A partir de s√°bado (e at√© ao pr√≥ximo dia 9 de Abril), o centro comercial Belval Plaza convida todas as fam√≠lias a visitar a exposi√ß√£o de Playmobil, que contar√° tamb√©m com uma √°rea de brincar (todos osdias, das 14h √†s 18h, com excep√ß√£o dos dias 27 e 28 de Mar√ßo) e pinturas faciais. Endere√ßo: BELVAL PLAZA Shopping Center, 7 avenue du Rock‚Äôn Roll, em Esch-sur-Alzette. Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site:¬†www.belvalshopping.lu.

Mercado da P√°scoa na capital e em Nospelt

Na segunda-feira de P√°scoa, Luxembourg recebe mais uma edi√ß√£o do mercado da P√°scoa (“Emaichen”), bem conhecido pelos pequenos passarinhos de cer√Ęmica (“peckvillercher”). A participa√ß√£o √© gratuita. Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do evento (http://www.emaischen.lu/). Endere√ßo: na capital (rue March√© aux Poissons, rue¬† du March√© aux Herbes, rue¬† de la Boucherie, rue¬† du Ros rue¬† Sigefroi, rue¬† de la Reine e place Guillaume II) e em Nospelt.

Mercado da P√°scoa de Clervaux

Tamb√©m na segunda-feira, das 11h √†s 18h, Clervaux recebe o mercado da P√°scoa que conta com muita anima√ß√£o e entretenimento para toda a fam√≠lia, inclu√≠ndo o coelhinho da P√°scoa que andar√° a distribuir ovos. A participa√ß√£o √© gratuita. Mais informa√ß√Ķes no site do evento (http://www.destination-clervaux.lu/robbesscheier-offer/what-on/eastermarket/).Endere√ßo: place du March√©, em Clervaux.

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Hiring a Cleaning Lady in Luxembourg

A constant question one can find in social media websites is “How can I legally hire a cleaning lady in Luxembourg?”. So here is a brief explanation that I sincerely hope will help you out! ūüôā

1. Where to find a cleaning lady?
This is a hard one. Although it can ended up being easy to find someone, it is always difficult to trust our home and personal belongings to someone else’s care, right?

So, here are some tips:
‚Äď Ask your local friends, school/daycare, church‚Ķ
‚Äď Ask your commune of residency or search on their website.
‚Äď Ask in local expat facebook pages/groups (‚ÄúLuxembourg Parents‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúMums, Bumps and Babies Luxembourg‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúAWCL Moms, Kids & Families‚ÄĚ (you‚Äôd need join AWCL), ‚ÄúBritish Ladies Club of Luxembourg‚ÄĚ (you‚Äôd need to join http://www.blc.lu).
2. How to (legally) hire a nanny ?

The CCSS (Centre Commun de la Securite Sociale) has implemented a ‚Äėsimplified procedure‚Äô to help you hiring a cleaning lady¬†(‚Äúfemme de m√©nage‚ÄĚ). The only thing you need to do is to agree on the net value with the lady, then print out the contract, sign it and send it back by mail.

Then, by the end of each month, you’ll need to pay the net value directly to the cleaning lady. On the other hand, you’ll receive an invoice from the CCSS for you to pay (to CCSS) the tax and social security regarding this specific contract.

Besides that, every 6 months they will send a receipt for you and for the nanny and they even provide the annual tax declaration (by March, each year). All information is available in their website.

Please note that all this procedure is also valid to hire a babysitter!

 

Well, I think that‚Äôs it! Please feel free to add any comments or thoughts. I‚Äôd love to learn more as well! ūüôā

Skiing Fun for Families near Luxembourg

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Ok, first of all, if you are a real skiing addict, I must be honest: this article won’t be the right one for you! Please don’t be angry with me! ūüôā

My secret tips about skiing include those smaller ski resorts where you can spend some hours (or even a few days) having some skiing fun in family. All of them offer ski lessons and the possibility to rent all equipment onsite.

 

 


 

Belgium РBaraque de Fraiture  Р120km (1h)

Where to ski: http://www.ski-baraquedefraiture.be/index_hiver.html

Good to know:

– Renting of ski equipment and ski lessons available on site (need to book in advance)

– Perfect location for a one-day ski fun

– There is a specific ski slope just for sledges!


 

Germany ‚Äď Eifel ‚Äď 120km (1h30)

Where to ski: http://www.eifel.info/skifahren-skigebiet.htm

Good to know:

– Perfect location for a one-day ski fun

– Renting of ski equipment and ski lessons available on site


 

 

Belgium – Mont des Brumes ‚Äď 150km (1h30)

Where to ski: Mont des Brumes Ski Resort (www.montdesbrumes.be/en/index.html)

Good to know:

РRenting of ski equipment and ski lessons available on site (need to book in advance)

– Perfect location for a one-day ski fun


 

France – Ventron ‚Äď 240km (2h30)

Where to Ski: Frère Joseph Ski Resort(http://www.ermitage-resort.com/)

Good to know: Ski lessons and equipment available to rent onsite

Where to Stay:

Hotel Les Buttes (http://www.hotel-les-buttes.com/en/)

Insider Tips:¬†A charming chalet hotel (4*) – They have triple rooms where you can comfortably fit a family of 2 adults and 2 young kids;¬†Walking distance to the ski slopes of the family friendly Ski Resort “Fr√®re Joseph”

Hotel de l’Ermitage Fr√®re Joseph (http://www.ermitage-vosges.com/)

Insider Tips: In front of the ski slopes; A ski pass vendor, ski school and ski equipment hire are available on site.


 

 

France ‚Äď La Bresse ‚Äď 240km (2h30)

Where to Ski: La Bresse Ski resort (http://labresse.labellemontagne.com/en/winter-2/ski-area/)

Good to know: ski lessons and equipment available to rent onsite

Where to Stay:

Résidence Les Grandes Feignes (http://reservations.labellemontagne.com/produit.aspx?lieu3=19&prest_id=778&lihe_id=37&table=lieu_hebergement)

Insider tips: Nice family friendly apartments right in front of the ski slopes (usually only available for week-long bookings, but it’s possible to get last minute 1 night spots);¬†Excellent option for price/quality

Auberge du Brabant (http://auberge-du-brabant.fr/)

Insider Tips: Located just across the street from the ski pistes (La Bresse Bramant); All ski related services are available to book onsite


 

Germany ‚Äď Winterberg ‚Äď 360km (4h)

Where to ski: Winterberg Ski Resort (http://www.skiliftkarussell.de/aktuell.html)

Where to Stay:

Vakantiehotel Der Brabander

Insider Tips: Very family friendly with indoor playroom and outdoor playground; Right in front of the ski slopes

 

Have Fun!!

White Christmas ‚Äď a very secret list of magic places

santa-claus-distributing-gifts-with-reindeer-christmas-night-642x600Are you already looking around and trying to find the best Christmas markets to visit?

Here is my latest article for Clew.lu, a very secret list of magical places to visit! Enjoy!!

http://clewmag.net/2015/11/17/white-christmas-a-very-secret-list-of-magic-places/

Rent a Christmas Tree!

Christmas_tree_with_starDid you know that you can rent a Christmas Tree in Luxembourg? Yes, it’s true! You can actually have all that magical feeling of having a real Christmas tree at home without thinking that after the holidays you’ll have to throw it away.

For years now, we have always decorated a plastic Christmas tree. It‚Äôs not the same thing, but at least we were not ‚Äúkilling‚ÄĚ a tree‚Ķ So, when a friend of mine told me about this family business in Steinsel, me and my husband decided we‚Äôd totally had to rent a Christmas tree. And 3 years ago we did it for the first time! And year after year, we come back again! ūüôā

You just have to show up there from the first weekend of December, choose one of the beautiful trees and schedule the delivery. They will delivery it to your home and then, between the 6th and the 13th January, they will pick it up. Pretty easy, right? ūüôā

Now, the information details:

Bamschoul Becker
Address: 27a, rue Paul Eyschen, L-7317 Steinsel
Tel: 337363
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 12am and 2am to 6am
Website: http://www.beckered.lu/
Prices vary from ‚ā¨40 to ‚ā¨100 (include delivery and pick up)

Agenda for the Weekend ‚Äď 31st October and 1st November (EN & PT)

(Versão completa em Português mais abaixo)

Hi there! So, my picks for this weekend
definitely include the Halloween on Ice and the Magic Show with David Goldrake.

Here is some additional info:

‚Äď Halloween On Ice¬†(31st October, from 3pm¬†to 7pm). Dress-up with your scariest costume and head to the ice rink!¬†Address: Kochelsheuer patinoire.

‚Äď Magic Show with David Goldrake¬†(31st October, at 4pm and 8pm). A nice and family-friendly magic show with the well-know David Goldrake. Tickets from 13.5‚ā¨ to 38‚ā¨. For more information about the event, please visit the website (http://www.visitluxembourg.com/en/place/specialevents/veiner-nessmoort). Address: Kinneksbond – Centro Cultural de Mamer, 42, route d’Arlon, em Mamer

Have Fun!!

‚ÄĒ

{Português}

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