Rotterdam’s Old Harbour Mingles Past, Present and Future

Rotterdam isn’t on most people’s must see lists when touring Europe, but Europe’s largest port city is definitely worth visiting 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 the…

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…

Is Amsterdam a Good Move for You?

  As we’re about to embark on yet another international move, this time from Dublin to Boston, we wanted to reflect back on the move that took us from Tampa to Amsterdam, where we lived for 3 and 1/2 years. Amsterdam is one of the best preserved 17th century cities in Europe, and the city…

Happy King’s Day Netherlands!

  This marks the first in many year’s that the Netherlands will be celebrating King’s Day (Koningsdag), the biggest celebration in the country. From 1890-2013 the nation’s biggest party was known as Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) as the previous monarchs have been women. But last year on Queen’s Day, April 30th, 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne…

Happy King's Day!