Leiden: A Charming Dutch Town

Leiden: A Charming Dutch Town

  I’m starting to wonder if all Dutch towns are picture perfect. I’ve been to quite a few now, and it’s just uncanny how beautiful these towns are. Seriously though, have you seen Utrecht, Maastricht, Alkmaar, and Zaanse...
Secret Picnic Spots in Amsterdam

Secret Picnic Spots in Amsterdam

After living in a place, you start to find those spots...those places that are perfect for enjoying the atmosphere. I’m not sure if it’s because tourists are usually in too much of a hurry to find these places,...
6 Rules for Traveling as a Couple

6 Rules for Traveling as a Couple

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The Reality of Expat Life

The Reality of Expat Life

People often ask, “How are you adapting to life in the Netherlands?” “How was the transition?” “Are you fluent in Dutch yet?” “What do you miss about home?” Or we’ll get the other side, like “Your life looks...
Amsterdam SAIL 2015

Amsterdam SAIL 2015

If you are in Amsterdam during SAIL, you just have to go! It's known around the world as the biggest free public event in the world. We’ve been waiting for this since we learned about it months ago....
What Living in Amsterdam Has Taught Me

What Living in Amsterdam Has Taught Me

Amsterdam is an amazing city. It’s old, beautiful, cultured, and filled with friendly people. (Yes, that idea that the Dutch are rude is NOT true!) Moving to an international city can really be a shock for someone who...
Alkmaar: Canal Cruising in Low Places

Alkmaar: Canal Cruising in Low Places

We have yet to dislike any Dutch town we have been to. Alkmaar is no exception. With its old town filled with narrow streets, gorgeous canals and hand-pulled bridges, you can’t help but be under the spell of...
Amsterdam Pride Parade: What to expect

Amsterdam Pride Parade: What to expect

I expected nothing less of the Pride Parade in Amsterdam than an entertaining, high-energy experience. And boy did I get that! I would compare it to King’s Day in respect to the vibe of the city, except that...
Maastricht: Charm of the South

Maastricht: Charm of the South

Unlike the “Outside the Limits” series, this time we took a 2.5 hour train ride for our day trip. But it was still worth it! Tucked away in the southern tip of the Netherlands is a province surrounded...