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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Kid-Friendly Weekend in Amsterdam

Although we live an hour by train from Amsterdam it often feels like we just don’t have enough time to explore everything the city has to offer. With friends coming into town, we decided to rent a houseboat and stay for the weekend, giving us plenty of time to explore the city. Sleeping in a houseboat […]

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A Fun Food Tour in Den Haag

It can be frustrating when you live in a city and feel like you do not know the best places for food and drink. Our house is situated in Delft, between Den Haag and Rotterdam so we really have three cities to learn. This has been a challenge for us because learning about food joints […]

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Delft Deer Park

In the woods adjacent to Delftse Hout lies a little deer park. A little fenced-in area is home to deer, ducks, geese, chickens and rabbits. This section of the woods is also quite popular for dog walking, so we almost always run into some dogs as well. It’s on the way home from town for me […]

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Wandering Books

I love books. If you read this blog regularly you know I’m constantly trying to find great books that go along with our adventures. Queue a brilliant program I accidentally discovered here in the Netherlands – Wandering Books! We were sitting in a cafe in Breda when H found a whole stack of fun kids […]

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