Fall in Amsterdam

Fall in Amsterdam

I’m from the mountains, an area where people flock to see the changing color of the leaves on the Skyline Drive. We called them “leafers”. People from the Washington, D.C. area, and all over the country, would take...
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,...
Amsterdam City Guide

Amsterdam City Guide

Welcome to your introduction to Amsterdam! You might think you know about Amsterdam. You might think that it’s all about canals, prostitutes, and pot. Or maybe you think it’s all about museums, canal houses, and apple pie. Either...
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....
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...