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Prison Escape!

Imagine a three-hour trip into the world of prison. Then try to escape, if you dare! Prison Escape is a game (think escape room, but legit) where you willingly report to a now-retired prison in Rotterdam to be locked up. To keep things fun for everyone, I cannot tell you many details, but here is what […]

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Slot Loevestein

Slot Loevestein has everything required for a wonderful outing with the littles. Like many of the great finds in the Netherlands it is part of the Museumkaart program, making it free to cardholders. Slot Loevestein is a medieval castle build in the late 1300’s as part of the Hollandic waterline defense system of the Netherlands. The […]

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Sleeping at Kasteel Terworm

At the beginning of 2016 while Jeff and I were making our “travel wish lists” we asked our three-year-old to list a few things he would like to do over the next year. The top of his list was to sleep in a real castle. As luck would have it the boys and I were […]

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Winter Station at the Utrecht Train Museum

We have two train loving boys, so we instantly fell in love with the the Utrecht Train Museum. Thanks to the Dutch MuseumKaart we can stop by and check out all their events at no additional cost. Winter Station brings winter favorites to an already spectacular museum.  The entire museum was given a holiday touch. A […]

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Schiphol Flower Auction – FloraHolland

Just a few minutes from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport lies FloraHolland’s impressive flower auction facility . FloraHolland’s Aalsmeer is the world’s largest trading center of plants and flowers. If you want to take in the hustle and bustle of the auction, arrive early. On this January morning it was still quite dark as we arrived at 8am and parked […]

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Tiger & Turtle Magic Mountain

This walk-able roller coaster is another stop from my Pinterest travel board. I was positively giddy when I sat down to plan the Germany Christmas Market Trip and realized it would take us right past the Tiger & Turtle in Duisburg, Germany. The public art sculpture is easy enough to find. There are signs and […]

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Groningen in the North

The Bourtange Star Fort was built to protect the only road linking Germany and Groningen. Since we spent the night in the fort we decided to head into Groningen and check out the 13th century trade city. As Jeff said, we wanted to see what was worth all the protection. Parking was incredibly easy to […]

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La Trappe Brewery in Tilburg

Tilburg is home to the La Trappe Monastery and Brewery.  We made what I hope is our first of many stops here. The brewery’s location makes it the perfect stop for lunch. We were not disappointed by the lunch offerings or the beer. I had a salad that was to die for. I saw tons […]

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Fort Bourtange in the Offseason

Fort Bourtange was another “saw it on Pinterest” bucket list find for the Netherlands. This star fort on the German border was built to control the only road from the city of Groningen into Germany, but it’s now one of the most charming places we have visited. I’ve read a few blogs about the fort overflowing […]

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Eulenbis, Germany

How does one randomly end up in Eulenbis, Germany? Well, you have an amazing friend, lets call her A, from Colorado who is willing to let you and your crazy family come stay at her house. (Let this be a warning that if you invite us, we are likely to accept the invitation.) Eulenbis is about […]

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