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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House Tour Day 2 – 1st Floor

Alright,  you have seen the ground floor. Now you are ready to see the first floor.  The first floor is home to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room. Each bedroom has a floor to ceiling storage unit, drastically reducing floor space, but increasing storage space.               Check back […]

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House Tour – Ground Floor.

You’ve asked for a house tour. I’m here to deliver. Over the next three days I’ll show you the house from bottom to top. We don’t live in the typical dutch house. We are in a modern home outside Delft Centrum. When I say modern I mean Frank Lloyd Wright modern. We have large glass […]

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Travel Activities for Your Littles

This is part 2 of a series of “what is in my bag” when I travel with the kids. Check out part 1, about my favorite travel books.  Keeping the kids busy while you travel can be challenging. I rely heavily on the books I listed in my last post. (You can see those books here.) […]

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