Reasons Not to Visit Amsterdam

We 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 weekend. While it is picturesque, there are many…

Amsterdam Singel canal and 17th century guild houses

Belgium and Netherlands Tour: Breweries, History & Food

  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 interested people from around the world! When we…

Gouda: A Great Day Trip from Amsterdam!

  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 and windmills. And being one of the western…

Twisted Dutch Beach Sculptures That Defy Vacationing

  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 want to relax for a few days, Scheveningen…

Amsterdam’s Outdoor Urinals

Too 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?     Outdoor Urinals are a Solution for…