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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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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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A visit to Fort de Roovere, Netherlands

In anticipation of our move to the Netherlands I’ve been pinning things I wanted to see around Europe. One of those pins was the so-called “Moses Bridge” at Fort de Roovere. (The bridge’s actual name is the “trench bridge.” You can read more about it in this Daily Mail article from the bridge’s opening.) On our first non-unpacking […]

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