Museum Night for Kids, The Hague

In 2017, Kinder Museum Nacht Den Haag was held on Saturday March 18th. The yearly event opens about 20 museums after-hours with special kids programming. The Big Little was old enough to enjoy the events this year – and also able to stay awake late enough to make it fun. The event targets 4-12 year […]

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Northern Portugal

While we were staying in Porto we decided to venture out of the city on a day trip to some of the sights to the north. There are plenty of bus tours that head out this way, but since we had the rental car we went on our own. Although we sometimes got a bit […]

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Porto, Portugal with Kids

Porto was my favorite city in Portugal. The city is packed with things to see and do but had a relaxed atmosphere. We were able to walk everywhere and public transportation was easy to navigate when needed. We had the strangest hotel of the trip in Porto: Pao de Acucar Hotel. The hotel is actually located […]

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Lisbon, Portugal with Kids

We ended our Portugal trip in Lisbon. Lately we’ve been ending trips in a larger city. We love that we get to dump the rental car and enjoy the city car-free for a few days. After great weather for most of the trip, we had terrible rain in Lisbon. Even with bad weather we were […]

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Planning Your Portugal Itinerary

Unsure where to go in Europe in February? Try Portugal. Jeff has a Portuguese coworker who suggested that Portugal would be a great winter getaway from the dreary Dutch weather. We were hesitant, thinking that February anywhere in mainland Europe would bring unpredictable temperatures and rain. Portugal turned out to be a perfect winter getaway […]

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Harry Potter Bookstore: Porto, Portugal

This is one of those Pinterest finds Jeff hates. I send him a random picture and say “We have to go here!” This one wasn’t hard to find. The Livraria Lello Bookshop is quite popular, so popular you need a ticket to enter. If you buy a book, the 4 Euro price is subtracted from […]

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Exploring Central Portugal with Kids

Central Portugal has so much to offer we had to make some tough choices on where to spend our time. We ultimately leaned on things we knew the boys would enjoy, turning a day heavy with driving into one of the best of the trip. We left Évora early with an end destination of Coimbra. […]

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Evora, Portugal With Kids

The first stop on our Portugal driving tour was Evora. This old walled city came highly recommended for its old world charm. It’s one of the “most beautifully preserved medieval towns” according to Lonely Planet (and just about every other guide book). It certainly did not disappoint and was a great way to kick off […]

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Goat Farm Fun at ‘t Geertje

Wednesdays are half days for schools in the Netherlands. With the sun out we try to take advantage of these half days to explore places closer to home. After I picked the kids up from school we loaded into the car and headed to a Goat Farm near Zoetermeer, 20 minutes from our house. Boerdeij ‘t […]

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