Culture, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

It’s Not So Black and White: Zebra Crossings in the Netherlands

Once upon a time you'd find me standing daily at the side of the road with my three sons waiting to cross over to the other side. Often I'd have a pram with me (my toddler sitting comfortably in it) and the four of us would wait patiently at a zebra crossing. To no avail.… Continue reading It’s Not So Black and White: Zebra Crossings in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam, Must Sees in NL, Netherlands, Randstad, Typically Dutch

What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

One of the things that I love about living in the Netherlands is the fact that it is such a short drive to other countries. The Netherlands is a hop, skip and a jump away from different cultures waiting to be discovered and new experiences waiting to be had. I had spent most of my… Continue reading What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

British, Cornwall, Netherlands

Rock Pools and Cliffs? Not Around Here!

Cornwall in England has been a popular family holiday destination of ours over the years. For my Dutch family the Cornish coastline may as well have been Mars. Before Cornwall, cliffs and rock pools really were alien landscapes to them. Cliffs As we stood atop the cliffs at Land's End my husband marvelled at the… Continue reading Rock Pools and Cliffs? Not Around Here!

Must Sees in NL, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

Texel is a Dutch island located in the north of the country and is part of the Wadden Islands. It is known for its nature, thirty kilometers of beaches, sheep, beauty and, out of tourist season, peace and quiet. And it should definitely be on your Netherlands bucket list. "Tessel" First thing is first. You… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

Bikes, Culture, Cycling, Dutch, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

The Dutch Do It, You Should Too – Cycling in the Netherlands

The NetherlandsĀ is one of the easiest countries in the world to cycle around. Other countries look at the Netherlands with a huge amount of cycle envy. Unlike the British who have made a half-hearted attempt in some places to build cycle paths, the Dutch have given cyclists some proper thought and ensured that getting out… Continue reading The Dutch Do It, You Should Too – Cycling in the Netherlands