We spent the Easter weekend at a FarmCamps in Noord Brabant. It's our second Farm Camps experience and it didn't disappoint. I, once again, had three upset boys for two evenings after we packed up and left our holiday tent. They're on a promise of a return visit. I'm not a camping type of girl,… Continue reading FarmCamps – A Dutch Glamping Experience
Dutch food is not like anything you have eaten before. Of that I am sure. Here's the low down of what to expect when encountering typical Dutch food. 1. Lower Expectations If you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed. Typical Dutch food is not haute cuisine. It is not fine dining. In fact, some… Continue reading 8 Important Things About Dutch Cuisine
No, this is not a "everything you need to know" post about dog poo. It's a 'dog poo is annoying' post - and heel veel Dutch people agree. Where we used to live in Zoetermeer there was a children's playground two minutes from home, a place that my son naturally loved to visit. However, whilst… Continue reading Hondenpoep – Annoying Toch?
Having had yet enought below par lunch at a local restaurant last weekend I thought I'd share some tips to get the most out of your dining out experience in the Netherlands. I ordered a burger. It was cold in the middle. It was taken away with a 'jeetje' uttered in surprise. It came back and… Continue reading 8 Tips for Dining Out in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a hop skip and a jump away from many European countries (or a short train, boat or plane trip in any case) and it’s a surprisingly versatile kid friendly destination for both short or long breaks. Here are six reasons to visit the Netherlands with children, that go far beyond Amsterdam. 1.… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Visit The Netherlands with Children
It's time for the traditional oliebollen, bonfires and fireworks in the Netherlands but this year we'll be experiencing something new because we now live in the east of the country. This year we'll experience live carbidschieten. Just goes to show that even after seventeen years in a country you can still encounter new things. Our… Continue reading New Dutch New Year Traditions: Carbidschieten
This is a cautionary tale for the faint of heart grocery shoppers in the Netherlands. There is an unwritten rule here that thou shalt do a big grocery shop on Saturdays. Should you break that rule it is at your peril. My husband went to do our weekly shop on a regular Monday evening; some… Continue reading Thou Shalt Shop Big Only on Saturday in the Netherlands