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Madurodam: The Netherlands in Miniature

Today we saw every famous thing the Netherlands has to offer, in one afternoon, in 1/25th scale, 20 min away from our house. I know it sounds weird but it was a lovely outing! The kids loved it. We thought we would be at Madurodam an hour tops, but we could have stayed all day. Madurodam […]

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Back to Maastricht

We loved our last trip to Maastricht! There was so much we did not have time for on our last visit. So when Jeff had another work obligation in the province of South Limburg we made a weekend out of it. We spent most of Saturday in Valkenburg, arriving at the TownHouse Hotel in Maastricht just […]

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Rotterdam Zoo With Kids

This morning we headed out to check out the Rotterdam Zoo. Although we can drive there, and probably will in the future, today we biked to the Delft train station and took the #40 bus (the local bus organization is called: RET). The bus takes about 30min and drops you off less than a block […]

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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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Kasteel De Haar with Kids

Sunday morning we all woke up a little bit sluggish. The cold weather has come in and the cool evenings are leaving us a bit drained. Jeff rescued the morning and made French Toast. We were sitting around the breakfast table chatting when it dawned on me that we only have 150 weekends in country, so […]

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Open Monuments Weekend in Utrecht

Its Open Monuments Weekend, which means that about 4000 monuments all over the Netherlands are open to the public for free. Some of the places can be visited year round for a fee and others are private and only viewable for this one weekend. My aunt had just sent me this great article from EuroChepo’s Budget […]

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A Day at Plaswijckpark

There is nothing in the U.S. that is quite like Plaswijckpark. It is part petting zoo, part indoor/outdoor playground with a few rides and a boat tour thrown in. Seriously, its your kids’ perfect day. Coming from the U.S. I’m continually amazed at the sort of things kids can do here in Europe. There was […]

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Visiting Valkenburg with Kids

It seems that every town we find our way to these days is cuter than the last! Jeff once again had some work in the southern part of the Netherlands. We booked two nights at the TownHouse Hotel in Maastricht. (Read our review here.) This trip we had two days to spend in the area so […]

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Scheveningen Kite Festival

Each fall Scheveningen, the largest of the Dutch North Sea beach resorts, hosts the Kite Festival. Scheveningen is just about 10 miles from our house. That’s 16 kilometers for the rest of the world. We decided this was a perfect family outing and a great excuse to head to the beach. Since parking can be […]

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Weekend in Maastricht with Kids

The kids and I ended up in Maastricht after traveling with Jeff for work, but now we are looking forward to his next trip. We have a laundry list of things we cannot wait to try. Our Maastricht trip was an easy one-night, two-day trip. Turns out Maastricht with kids is a great time! We stayed at […]

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