The Delft Windmill

One of the top questions I’m asked is about visiting windmills. A trip to Kinderdijk or Zaanse Schans are popular tourist stops, but there are one thousand working windmills all over Holland. One of my favorite little finds in Delft is the Delftse Molen. This windmill has been in Delft since 1679 but reopened its doors […]

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Flevoland Fun

We never miss an opportunity to tag along with Jeff on a work trip so we can see a new part of the Netherlands. Jeff was headed up to Flevoland, the area of the Netherlands created in 1986 by reclaiming land from the sea. While Jeff was in meetings we hung out in a nearby […]

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Me & Mine Linkup – April 2016

  April is flower season in the Netherlands, so we snapped our family photo at Holland’s famous flower garden Keukenhof. We are also happy to announce that our family will be growing! A precious little boy will be joining us sometime in September.

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Holland’s Flowers by Bike

It is flower season in the Netherlands! This weekend we packed up the car, complete with our bikes and headed to Keukenhof. On this visit we skipped the garden itself and instead paid the €6 to park the car and ride our bikes from there. There are plenty of other places to park your car […]

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Holland’s Flower Parade Float Viewing

Can you ever get enough of Holland’s Spring Flowers? We certainly don’t think so! My original plan was to drag the whole family out for the Bulbflower Parade. I knew I would love seeing the floats made up of Holland’s flowers and thought the kids might enjoy the festivities as well. The parade passes through […]

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Keukenhof Gardens: Seeing Holland’s Flowers

Its spring in the Netherlands which means Tulips and flowers galore! The most “traditional” way to see the flowers is a visit to Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. If your here to see flower photos from our mid April 2016 visit you can check them out here. Keukenhof gardens are only open for two months each […]

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A Weekend in Brugge

Brugge is filled with canals, cobblestone streets and 17th century houses. If I didn’t know better I would have thought I was still in the Netherlands. Although Brugge is reachable by train, we decided to head by car and explore some of the surrounding areas as well. We stopped briefly in Bergen Op Zoom for […]

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Royal Delft Pottery Factory Tour

Most of our travel is kid-friendly but there are a few things to check out that just are not. With two of my girlfriends in town for the weekend, I left the kids at home and we set out to tour the Royal Delft Pottery Factory. The factory is adjacent to the TU Delft campus […]

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Open Greenhouse Weekend in the Netherlands

We’ve just walked in the door from visiting our local greenhouses. One weekend a year greenhouses all over the country open their doors to visitors. This special weekend is called Kom In De Kas Kan Alles. You have a chance to peek inside and see the many wonderful things growing in your backyard. We live […]

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Day Trip to Haarlem

Haarlem is an adorable, approachable town northwest of Amsterdam. It is easily reachable by train, particularly if your visit is centered in Amsterdam. We drove from Delft to provide some additional flexibility. (As in most Dutch towns there are several well marked paid parking garages.) We arrived in Haarlem before most things had opened. The […]

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