Day Trip Giethoorn, Netherlands

Day Trip Giethoorn, Netherlands

I had been trying to find the perfect time to visit Giethoorn. This little town with no roads is in northern Holland and is a little less than two hours by car from our house. With weather looking like it might be decent we made plans 

Legoland, Billund

Legoland, Billund

Legoland in Billund, Denmark is the Original Legoland. It opened in 1968, right next to the Lego factory. We knew that a trip to Denmark had to include a visit to the home of Lego. Our visit was a bit bi-polar. We loved Legoland. It 

Fruit Picking in the Netherlands

Fruit Picking in the Netherlands

Summer feels like the season to go pick some fruit. We had a great apple farm in the fall and I’ve been looking for more options ever since. So, when Jeff sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to pick him up from work with the 

Tropical Islands Waterpark 

Tropical Islands Waterpark 

It’s amazing that we left our house at 6am and found ourselves enjoying Tropical Islands Waterpark, outside of Berlin by 10am! Transavia flies the quick one hour flight out of Rotterdam to Berlin (Schonefeld Airport). Rotterdam requires nearly no additional time so we arrived at the 

A Day at Efteling with Toddlers

A Day at Efteling with Toddlers

When H turned 4 we decided that heading to Efteling would be a fun way to celebrate his birthday. We arrived for the 10am opening and stayed till about 3pm. The Efteling is a theme park based on old fairy tales. It is the Netherlands 

Venice with Kids

Venice with Kids

A late March weekend before an early Easter turned out to be the perfect time to visit Venice. It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too crowded – and it wasn’t flooded! Transavia (KLM’s discount airline) has some screaming deals out of Amsterdam. We found cheap tickets 

Day Out With Thomas in Utrecht

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 

A Day in Hamburg

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 

A Day in Malmo, Sweden

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 

Kasteel Hoensbroek in South Limburg

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