The Netherlands

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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 in the sea of green,

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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 Schans? You really can’t make

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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, or if they just aren’t

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Amsterdam SAIL

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

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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 this North Holland gem. If

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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 it’s more concentrated since it’s

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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 by Belgium called Limburg. Maastricht

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Alkmaar: Cheese Market in North Holland

When visiting a major city, it’s always a surprise what you can find nearby. These places can feel a world away from the main city you are visiting. If you are in Amsterdam, you can see beautiful windmills at Zaanse Schans, and in

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Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour Amsterdam

Apologies for the photo quality! Somehow all I had was my camera phone! Do you like food? Do you like travel? Well, the World Burger Tour is a round-the-world trip for your taste buds hosted by Hard Rock Cafe! I was so happy

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Amsterdam: Escaping the City in Westerpark

Even when traveling and exploring we seek some refuge–some place to just stop planning, mapping, photographing, and to just be. Amsterdam is a city of many treasures including dozens of museums, the Red Light District, and infamous coffeeshops (that aren’t know for their

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Hi! I’m Jessica, an American who made Amsterdam her home in 2014. I share European gems through food and memorable experiences. Want to know more? Head to my about page or check out my YouTube channel.

Travel with us - Tuscany October 2022