Reasons Not to Visit Amsterdam

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 at 02:48 pmWe lived in Amsterdam from 2008 to 2011. It’s a beautiful city with an easily walkable UNESCO World Heritage historic center. Unfortunately, these days it’s frequently overrun with tourists. During our previous visit in 2015, we were shocked at how packed the city was over a September…

Amsterdam Singel canal and 17th century guild houses

Belgium and Netherlands Tour: Breweries, History & Food

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 11:43 pm  Three months ago we announced that I was organizing a small group tour through Belgium and the Netherlands. We’re very excited to say that spots have been sold and we’ve officially green lighted the September 13th-19th, 2015 tour, and there are still limited spots open for…

Gouda: A Great Day Trip from Amsterdam!

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 06:41 am  We previously resided in Amsterdam for over three years and saw much of the country during that time. Holland may be flat, but its countryside is particularly picturesque, especially in spring. During tulip season, the flower fields brighten the terrain alongside numerous cattle farms, green houses…

Twisted Dutch Beach Sculptures That Defy Vacationing

Last updated on March 29th, 2015 at 05:43 pm  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…

Amsterdam’s Outdoor Urinals

Last updated on December 19th, 2022 at 03:59 pmToo many drinks can catch up with you, so Amsterdam came up with a wonderful solution to the great outdoor urine stream epidemic that challenges 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?…