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Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden

The museums here in the Netherlands continue to surprise and delight us. We ventured up to Leiden for one of our Tuesday Field Trip Days with Grandpa to check out the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, a natural science and history museum.  The museum is part of the museumkaart program, making it free to visit with a card. […]

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A Haircut in Paris

I can’t imagine a better gift! I love getting my hair cut. I have crazy thick, wavy hair. Any chance I get to go get my hair done is a total treat. I will move mountains for a great blowout! As a Christmas Surprise Jeff booked a haircut at David Mallett in Pairs for our January […]

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Rotterdam Half Day with Toddlers

A stormy Sunday seemed like the perfect time for some local exploration. The wind was strong so we ditched the bikes and walked to the bus station instead. The bus takes about the same amount of time as biking to the Delft train station but is decidedly cozier on these wintry days. The train is always […]

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Day Trip to Antwerp with Kids

The fall here has been amazing. We have been trying to milk every last good weather day while we can. One Saturday, with blue skies overhead we boarded the train from Delft through Rotterdam to Antwerp. In Rotterdam you can change to the Thalys, a more expensive but faster option to get to Antwerp. You […]

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Kids Day in Utrecht

We went back to Utrecht with a kid-friendly itinerary. Back in September for Open Monuments Weekend we spent most of our visit hauling the kids around to things we wanted to see. This time we planned an itinerary just for the kiddos. We took the train, changing from the Sprinter to the Intercity in Gouda […]

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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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Sail Amsterdam

Sail Amsterdam (SAIL) happens once every five years. It is one of the largest tall ship festivals in the world. The 2015 date happened to fall on our first full week in the Netherlands. We couldn’t resist the chance to see it because we won’t be living here the next time it comes to town in 2020. […]

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