Biesland Dagen (Biesland Days)

Biesland Days is a two-day farm festival that takes place where the woods of Delft (Delftse Hout) and Den Haag (Biesland Bos) meet. We learned about it when giant cow signs went up all along our cycling route in Delftse Hout. The event takes place in several locations, all are cycling distance from each other. […]

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A visit to Fort de Roovere, Netherlands

In anticipation of our move to the Netherlands I’ve been pinning things I wanted to see around Europe. One of those pins was the so-called “Moses Bridge” at Fort de Roovere. (The bridge’s actual name is the “trench bridge.” You can read more about it in this Daily Mail article from the bridge’s opening.) On our first non-unpacking […]

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Getting Digitally Connected Abroad

When we arrived in the Netherlands my top priority was to get us digitally connected. Jeff’s top priority was finding good places to eat. Go figure! The week on the QMII was a good digital break for the whole family. When the QMII pulled into port I was ready to get myself back up and […]

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Kinderdijk on Bike

Windmills. Quintessentially Dutch. There are under one thousand historic windmills left in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 19 historic windmills. These windmills were used to pump water out from the land, which rests up to 7 meters below sea level. A diesel/electric pump hooked to an Archimedes screw now does the […]

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My Mamafiets! A Bike Love Story.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know I love my bike. It is currently the most Dutch thing about me. In Dutch it’s called a Mamafiets, a bike for moms. The “new to me” mamafiets, complete with two bike seats was a gift from Jeff for our seventh anniversary. He got himself a […]

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Expat Chocoladehagelscones // Guest Post

Making friends when you move is so hard. I was lucky enough to arrive here with one friend I had made through a Delft Facebook group. She continues to introduce me to amazing, interesting and fun women, expanding my little circle. Once such introduction happened yesterday and today she is on the blog! I’ll let Onica […]

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Sail Amsterdam

Sail Amsterdam (SAIL) happens once every five years. It is one of the largest tall ship festivals in the world. The 2015 date happened to fall on our first full week in the Netherlands. We couldn’t resist the chance to see it because we won’t be living here the next time it comes to town in 2020. […]

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House Tour Day 3 – Playroom

Just one last floor to show you. It is my absolute favorite. This play space is perfect for the kids. There is also plenty of craft space for me. The double doors open, taking you out onto a deck where we have views of the whole neighborhood. It also converts into an extra guest room […]

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