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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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Breda Farm & Playground

Wolfslaar in Breda was the perfect place for the kids to enjoy some outside time. This free playground, park and farm has plenty to offer for the whole family. The water playground, fairly typical of Dutch playgrounds, is always a big hit with our kids. This one had different tracks you can send the water […]

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Wuppertal Railway & Zoo

Topping off H’s 2016 Travel Wish List was the “upside down railroad” from his Big Book of Trains. Turns out the Wuppertal Suspension Railway is driving distance from our house and was on the way to some work related travel Jeff had scheduled. Our first stop in Wuppertal though was the Wuppertal Zoo. Parking is […]

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