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...
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....
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...
Amsterdam – Gay Pride Parade

Amsterdam – Gay Pride Parade

I expected nothing less of the Gay Pride Parade in Amsterdam than an entertaining, high-energy experience. And boy did I get that! I would compare it to King’s Day, except that it’s more concentrated since it’s only on...
Turning 30

Turning 30

I usually don’t believe in luck. I believe that you have to work for much of what you get out of life. But, there is no denying that since we have moved to Amsterdam that we have had...