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Le Jardin d’Acclimatation, Paris

Le Jardin d’Acclimatation is well known in Paris but perhaps not to tourists. We visited the park on a Sunday in Paris, though should have gone earlier in our trip as we could have easily spent all day here. The garden is easily reached. You can drive and park, take the Metro or take a […]

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Monkey Forest Playground, Meijendel, Den Haag

Dunea, our water company, manages three areas of dunes in Meijendel that are part of the Dutch National Dunes National Park. Unique in the world, they use the sand dunes to clean the water we drink. The land surrounding the dunes, and above the aquifer has been converted into recreational use. Expat friends of ours […]

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Landal, Coldenhove: A Vakantiepark Weekend

The Vakantiepark is a European vacation staple which we’ve come to appreciate and enjoy. The Dutch call it “camping.” In reality, ┬áit’s a small equipped cabin with pay-per-service amenities and all the activities you could ever want. Although Europeans often book a week or more at these parks, we’ve found they are best suited for […]

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Amsterdam Canal Boat Rental with Kids

As part of our staycation in Amsterdam we wanted to take to the water and explore by boat. On our winter Amsterdam visit we took one of the generic boat tours through the canal. They had a kids tour and we pumped the kids full of snacks to keep them quiet so we could enjoy […]

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Artis Zoo & Micropia for Kids, Amsterdam

Over the summer we decided to do a small staycation in Amsterdam. We typically make the 45 min commute to do an event or activity and then head back to Delft. This time we decided to get a house for a few nights at a holiday park, Droompark Spaarnwoude, and spent four days enjoying Amsterdam’s […]

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Amsterdam Bos for Kids

As part of our summer staycation we headed to Amsterdam to find things the kids would love. We stayed at a holiday park just outside of the city, giving us access to the surrounding area. We drove up on a Friday morning and dropped our Big Little off at the most fun little summer camp […]

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Alternative Amsterdam Lodging with Kids

There are always a lot of questions about finding a great place to stay when visiting Amsterdam. There are plenty of hotels, but finding something that is particularly kid-friendly can be difficult. On a summer weekend we decided to do a four day staycation in Amsterdam. We wanted to have the car with us so […]

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One Dutch Week – The Perfect Itinerary

We constantly grapple with building perfect itineraries. There’s a juxtaposition between trying to ‘experience’ the Netherlands and ‘hitting the highlights.’ Luckily, Amsterdam is an amazing city that oozes Dutch charm. However, it’s sad to see visitors who only make time to see Amsterdam. We so love the Netherlands that we are always trying to get […]

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