The Netherlands

Outside the Limits: Zaanse Schans

Windmills and water are what you think of when you think of the Netherlands, right? If that’s the case, then you should definitely check out the windmills just outside Amsterdam! You don’t have to go far to feel like you are not in

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Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam

Becoming an expat can be insane, so I wanted to do a little something special since it’s been a stressful few months. And we ended up having such a wonderful Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam without spending a whole lot of money. Actually, I’m shocked

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Making the Most of Amsterdam

Making the Most of Amsterdam

People keep telling us we are fresh off the boat, but it sure doesn’t seem that way! It’s been 5 months and yet we are so comfortable with the city of Amsterdam already. We have made friends, we have jobs, we have traveled,

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Dangerous Treats

Dangerous Sweets of Amsterdam

  It’s pretty well known among my friends and family that I have a sweet tooth. A big one in fact. And my love of sweets is universal. In fact, my list of sweet treats includes: cupcakes, chocolates, macarons, cakes, and maybe one you

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Ringing in 2015 with a BOOM!

New Years Eve in Amsterdam…we had no idea what to expect! On many occasions we were told that the Dutch love their fireworks, and hearing them go off randomly for a few days leading up to NYE proved that. But nothing could prepare

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A Walk Through The Amsterdam Light

A Walk Through The Amsterdam Light Festival

Light can invoke many emotions based on color, brightness, shape, size, placement and many other elements. Think of the difference between strobe lights, Christmas lights, red lights, steady lights and flickering lights. The Amsterdam Light Festival happens throughout the winter and has dozens

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Video: Pure Markt in Amsterdam

One of our favorite things to do since we have moved to Amsterdam is visit the various markets. A favorite of ours so far is Pure Markt. This market moves to different parks each Sunday and has a great variety of ready-to-eat food, home items, clothing,

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Dom Tower Utrecht Netherlands

A day trip to Utrecht

Many of us visit major cities when traveling. But if you have the time, check out the cities and towns outside the city limits! When visiting Utrecht it might feel like a small town but is actually the fourth largest city in the

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Why we choose to live in Amsterdam

You may have noticed the lack of posts on this website. There’s a good reason for that…we were planning our move to Amsterdam in the Netherlands! So, this is still a travel blog but it will focus on Amsterdam for a bit until

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Bacchus Wijnfestival

Can you read the title in Dutch? It says “Bacchus Wine Festival” I knew you could read it! What is the Bacchus WijnFestival? This is a fun, usually outdoor wine festival with wines from all over the world hosted by the wine shops

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Jessica Cutrufello wearing a green floral dress, glasses and pink lipstick

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