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Biesland Dagen 2016 // Photo Diary

Despite the weather we know fall has officially arrived in Delft when its time for our favorite event, Biesland Dagen. This farm festival was one of the first events we attended when we moved here in 2015. (Read about our experience last year.) What a difference a year makes! This year the weather was perfect. Both the […]

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Alkmaar Cheese Market

Alkmaar, Netherlands is the city of cheese. They have been trading cheese here since 1365! You can still come see the weighing, loading and sale of cheese on Friday mornings between late March and late September. (Check dates here.) We headed to Alkmaar on a Friday morning to check out this time honored tradition for […]

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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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Kings Day in Delft

On April 27th, the Netherlands celebrates Kings Day wishing King Willem-Alexander a happy birthday. The holiday has a reputation for being one big crazy party, but my experience here in Delft was quite different. The reputation may hold true in Amsterdam, and perhaps even in the evenings in a student dominated town like Delft. The […]

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Trier: Germany’s Oldest City

Our German Christmas fun just kept going! We made a stop into Trier, Germany for a morning of fun before driving back to the Netherlands. Trier is Germany’s oldest city. Roman ruins dot the city and we wanted to check them out. We parked a block from Porta Nigra. This city gate dates to A.D. […]

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Heidelberg Christmas Market

We typically get an earlier start than most of Europe. Thinking we needed a stop before arriving at the Heidelberg Christmas Markets we drove to a nearby town to check out a castle ruin. The castle is seated on top of a vineyard. The Internet wrongly informed us we would be hiking through the vineyard […]

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Nuremberg Christmas Market

Nuremberg has the reputation of hosting one of the best Christmas Markets in Germany and for that matter, in the whole world. We thought Nuremberg would be the perfect place for our first real Christmas Market experience. The market is in the city center, inside the old city walls, and is incredibly easy to find. We […]

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Open Monuments Weekend in Delft

Open Monuments Weekend is our new favorite weekend. I’ve already marked it on the calendar for next year! It is a wonderful way for our family to pop into attractions and not feel guilty doing “just the overview” tour. Our kids often will not tolerate more than that. We saw a little bit of a bunch […]

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The Perfect Dutch Apple Picking Day

I’ve fallen in with the most delightful group of moms here. So, I jumped at the chance for a fun fall family outing with a few of these ladies and their families. We headed about 45min north of Delft to a Self-Pick Apple Farm, Landgoed De Olmenhorst. While Olmenhorst is not your only option for apple […]

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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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