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  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 Schans? You really can’t make a...

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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 so exciting!” “I am so...

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. Amsterdam has so many great...

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 lived on a mountain for her...

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 this North Holland gem. If you’ve...

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 it’s more concentrated since it’s only...

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 by Belgium called Limburg. Maastricht...