Category Archives for The Netherlands

Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Day Trip

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A mere 30 minutes ride from the center of Amsterdam would transport you back into the Dutch Golden Age. The Zaanse Schans is recreated for an authentic Dutch experience dating back to the 17th and 18th century and is a popular tourist destination. Zaanse Schans can easily be done in a day and is considered […]


Explore The Netherlands | Beverwijk Bazaar

“The Beverwijk Bazaar is the largest covered market in Europe. With more than 50 ethnic groups, more than 2,000 shops, stalls and eateries under her roof, Bazaar knows all entertained.” Beverwijk Bazaar Another sleepy Sunday was approaching and neither of us had an interest in unpacking the house;  it’s been two weeks, we are tired of it. […]


Efteling Park | Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

I wasn't sure what to expect, heading to Efteling Park with kids, but we puttered through, made some memories and don't regret a moment of it.

World’s Oldest Theme Park Efteling Park is one of the world’s oldest theme parks. In May 1935, the creators of Efteling opened a Sport Park. A year later, they added a playground, carousels, pony rides and a slide. Over the next few decades, the park continued to expand, adding the Efteling Nature Park Foundation in 1950 and […]


A weekend in Amsterdam with Kids

There are several options for day trips from Amsterdam by train, we have done 3 in 4 days and we couldn't have asked for a better itinerary.

7 Days in Amsterdam with kids When your time in Europe is limited, you want to find the perfect city as your hub and plan as many day trips as possible, while not burning out or missing anything. That’s a lot to ask of a city. While many of the larger capitals in Europe would […]


Amsterdam with Kids, Visiting the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Most Beautiful Garden in the World My mom came to visit for a week so I took the opportunity to take her on a little trip to the Netherlands. We took the train up, mainly because I don’t have access to a car while hubby works but also because I love taking the train; just […]