La Trappe Brewery, Monk Made Beer in the Netherlands

Whether you’re Christian or not, monk made beer is special. Some breweries even make abbey style beers, passed off as the real deal when they’re not. There are only 8 Trappist monk breweries of the Cistercian order approved to sell beer with the official Trappist label. 10 additional monasteries are approved to sell other Trappist products. These include…

Delirium Cafe in Brussels: Biggest beer selection in the world!

When Bell and I lived in Amsterdam we were fortunate to take a couple trips to Belgium’s underrated capital. One of the absolute highlights for any beer lover on a trip to Brussels is a visit to the pub with the biggest beer selection in the world, the Delirium Cafe. While it is very touristy, and…

What to Expect on Queen’s Day in Amsterdam on April 30th, 2013?

UPDATE: in 2014 this celebration moved to became King’s day and is now celebrated on the 27th of April, we have not made it to celebrate King’s day, but the traditions decribed below are still occuring, just on a slightly different day! Every year on April 30th, Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag), all across the Netherlands, the…

Amsterdam’s Outdoor Urinals

Too many drinks can catch up with people everywhere, so Amsterdam came up with a wonderful solution to the great outdoor urine stream epidemic that challenges our cities. Guys still have it easier and the man below drunkenly approves with a resounding thumbs up. Amsterdam’s outdoor urinals…sponsored by…Estee Lauder? Outdoor Urinals are a Solution for…