Belgium and Netherlands Tour

Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 07:45 pm There is a new post about this tour, there are still limited spots available but please go here! Looking for a great guided tour of Amsterdam and Brussels to enjoy two of Europe’s most beautiful cities, while indulging in delicious food, some of the world’s best…

How to Spend One Day in Amsterdam

Last updated on August 2nd, 2023 at 08:39 amAmsterdam is the Dutch capital, known for its elaborate canal system dotted with narrow houses adorned with gabled facades, a legacy of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District is home to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum (home to Rembrandt and Vermeer works) and Stedelijk…

Marijuana Laws in Vancouver Before Canadian Legalization

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 at 02:43 pmAs former residents of Amsterdam, we’re used to the notion of “tolerated” marijuana in “coffee shops.” But on our recent visit to Vancouver, we were surprised to encounter a similar setup. More US states have recreational and medical marijuana, so I was curious to examine what the…

Amsterdam’s Red Light District: Tips and Tricks

Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 06:02 pmEuropeans are generally more relaxed than Americans regarding sex and prostitution. So one of the things Amsterdam has become famous for is the sex trade in its Red Light District (‘De Wallen’ in Dutch). The Red Light district compromises around 300 rooms (kamers in Dutch), where scantily…

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

Last updated on August 2nd, 2023 at 08:40 am  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…