Gouda: A Great Day Trip from Amsterdam!

  We previously resided in Amsterdam for 3 and 1/2 years and saw much of the country during our stay. Holland may be flat, but its countryside is particularly picturesque in spring, during tulip season, as flower farms brighten the earth alongside numerous cattle farms, green houses and windmills. And being one of the western…

Twisted Dutch Beach Sculptures That Defy Vacationing

  On our recent trip to the Netherlands we spent 4 nights on lovely Scheveningen Beach, which is conveniently connected to The Hague (Den Haag) via frequent tram service and located about an hour south of Amsterdam. If you’re travelling through the Netherlands and decide you just want to relax for a few days, Scheveningen…

Rotterdam’s Old Harbour Mingles Past, Present and Future

Rotterdam isn’t on most peoples must see list when touring Europe, but Europe’s largest port city is definitely worth stopping by if you’re travelling between Brussels and Amsterdam by train. Up until 2002, Rotterdam was the largest port in the world until it was overtaken by Shanghai, and in terms of cargo freight, it’s still…

Return to Amsterdam, the Prettiest City We’ve Lived In

  We just returned from a 12 day trip across the Atlantic to Belgium and the Netherlands, revisiting Amsterdam for the first time since we lived there 3 years ago. It was a fantastic trip and we already miss being in Europe. Strolling around Amsterdam reminded us that it’s the most beautiful city we’ve ever…