Day Out With Thomas in Utrecht

I’m convinced that everything The Railway Museum in Utrecht does is done well.  Admission for Day Out with Thomas is included in the Museumkaart. We did have to purchase a ticket (€4) for our one-year-old who is too young to need a Museumkaart,  but required admission to Day Out with Thomas. We decided to attend Day […]

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Trip Planning Map

I’m always looking for new ways to make the blog more helpful to trip planning. This google map is a different way to represent where we have been. I hope this helps you find some of the more off the beaten track places, particularly if you are visiting the Netherlands. If your more of a list […]

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Bike Panniers – What I’m Using

When we made the move to the Netherlands we left behind my car, opting to just bring Jeff’s smaller vehicle with us. My car was swiftly replaced by my mamafiets (a mama bike) upon arrival in August. In late November I added a Bakfiets for some extra cargo space. It also provided a better option for transporting […]

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A Day in Hamburg

Our arrival into Hamburg was rough. What was supposed to be a 5-hour drive turned into an 8-hour adventure when traffic came to a complete stop on the highway. The plan was to leave Utrecht (Netherlands) with tired kids and have them nap on the way to Hamburg where we would arrive for a late […]

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A Day in Malmo, Sweden

While spending our May break in Copenhagen we decided to take a Mother’s Day day trip to Malmo, Sweden. I mean, why not? We headed out over the Oresund Bridge by car. The journey over this 10 mile bridge/tunnel combo will run you ~ €50 each way.  (You can also take the train, which is much […]

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Kasteel Hoensbroek in South Limburg

Kasteel Hoensbroek is known locally as the “the most lordly stronghold between the Rhine and Meuse.” It also has a reputation for being kid-friendly and is a part of the Museumkaart Program, so we had to go check it out. The castle sat on an important trading route near Maastricht, Aachen and Cologne existing in some form […]

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Quick Stop in Kolding, Denmark

We made an afternoon stop in Kolding on our driving day from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Parking turned out to be a bit of a problem since the city was having a large market. We found some street parking though and ventured through the market to Koldinghus, which actually had its own parking lot we could […]

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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

A trip to Copenhagen would not be complete without a trip to Tivoli Gardens. This old school amusement park has been around since 1843, making it one of the oldest operating theme parks in the world. Despite reading great reviews of the park I thought Tivoli was going to feel more like a fairgrounds than […]

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Zuiderpark, Den Haag

This morning we headed to Zuiderpark in Den Haag to check out International Steam Days. This model railroad showcase is something to be seen due to its amazing location in Zuiderpark. The park hosts an incredible model train club that has railroad tracks in all sizes. The largest set of tracks holds trains capable of […]

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A Dutch Palace: Paleis Het Loo

I’m embarrassed to say that Paleis Het Loo made it onto my radar when we visited Madurodam.  I snapped a photo of the palace and gardens, in miniature, and added them to my must visit list. When the perfect spring day presented itself we enlisted some friends to join us and made the two-hour drive […]

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