"Hiddink's Town" Varsseveld by PeteNL

Varsseveld Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 2 photos

A must for all Korean visitors to the Netherlands

Since the great World Championships in Football (I prefer the English official title from the US "soccer".. ) in 2002, the small town of Varsseveld has celebrated a remarkable boost in tourism - and almost all travellers coming from (South)Korea!
The reason: this town is the birthplace of Guus Hiddink, Korean's succesfull coach during the World Championships, and the start of his career. Ever since the first match started, the media got sight of this nice town, and since then.... interest hasn't ceased!

The town has done it's best to cater for the tourists: guides, private B&B's, a special museum for Guus (Guuseum), place names in Korean, a Korean Week last september, and even some announcements for festivals were "focussed" on the famous "village's son" (see pic). The town has really made something of this "chance occasion", and it's worth a visit only for that - also for non-Koreans!

  • Last visit to Varsseveld: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2003
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  • Jun 4, 2003 at 1:59 AM

    Pity I can't vote, I would go for this one because of Hiddink!! And your nice Caha Mountians page!

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    May 10, 2003 at 9:11 AM

    Aha ..mooi gedaan zeg!!Goede reclame voor fietsen in de Achterhoek!!Dank je!

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    May 1, 2003 at 2:21 PM

    Sante pete! the radtstake is ok.


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