Renting Tips for Europe

Finding an apartment in your own city can be a nightmare, let alone a foreign country! But if you’ve decided to take the plunge and move abroad here are some renting tips for Europe, particularly¬†particularly if you’re planning a move to the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK or Ireland. We’ll have a post to…

Camping on Texel, the Western Frisian Islands of the Netherlands

A couple of summers back, a group of four of us decided to go camping on Texel, the easiest of the West Frisian Islands to reach from Amsterdam. What better occasion for a camping trip out of the densely populated Randstad region of Holland than the 4th of July. So we all thought. Well ok,…

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…

The Most Unique Pubs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a small city, but there’s no shortage of tourist traps serving only mass produced beer. We spent 3 and 1/2 years living in the center of Amsterdam, which spawned a deep appreciation for Dutch and Belgian craft beers. Our list of unique pubs in Amsterdam offers a recommendation for beer enthusiasts of varying…