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Maeslantkering: Visiting the Storm Surge Barrier

Maeslantkering: Visiting the Storm Surge Barrier

The Dutch are experts in water management.   Over 55% of the Netherlands sits below sea level. Exacting measurements are made in Amsterdam where the normal sea level is called Normaal Amsterdams Peil. Most of the land that sits under sea level was created by the Dutch. They 

The Celestial Vault, The Hague

The Celestial Vault, The Hague

This was one of the stranger things we have gone to see while here in the Netherlands. It is only 20 min away from us though so we figured we needed to go check it out.   Artist James Turrell designed the Celestial Vault to showcase 

Madurodam: The Netherlands in Miniature

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 

Back to Maastricht

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 

Rotterdam Zoo With Kids

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 

Kasteel De Haar with Kids

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 

A Day at Plaswijckpark

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 

Visiting Valkenburg with Kids

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 

Weekend in Maastricht with Kids

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 

The Perfect Dutch Apple Picking Day

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