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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 to drive up on a Saturday morning, rent a boat […]

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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 to Venice and knew it was an opportunity we couldn’t […]

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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 way to Hamburg where we would arrive for a late […]

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A Weekend in Brugge

Brugge is filled with canals, cobblestone streets and 17th century houses. If I didn’t know better I would have thought I was still in the Netherlands. Although Brugge is reachable by train, we decided to head by car and explore some of the surrounding areas as well. We stopped briefly in Bergen Op Zoom for […]

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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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Day Trip to Muiden

You’ve probably never heard of the adorable Dutch town of Muiden. I certainly had not before my husband suggested a quick day-trip to this city outside of Amsterdam. Muiden has played an integral part in the defense of Amsterdam for centuries and is now a perfect day-trip that affords you small-town charm, a stunning castle […]

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