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day trips from Rotterdam

7 Easy Day Trips from Rotterdam

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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One of the big advantages of traveling within the Netherlands, outside massive amounts of cheese and overall awesomeness, is the proximity to, well, everything. Because if you’ve looked at a European map, chances are you’ve either: Noticed how small the Netherlands are, or… That you just haven’t seen them at all (true story). It’s always [...]

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Scenes from an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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It hardly gets more touristy/iconic than this, right? While I usually prefer to tick off just a few landmarks and then discover the city’s cool neighborhoods, hopping on a canal cruise was of course never part of my master plan in Amsterdam. Not that there’s anything wrong with it - it’s just not something I [...]

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kinderdijk windmills

Windmills, Windmills Everywhere!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Well hello there, Dutch icon. Nice to finally see you. Quite frankly, it doesn’t really get more scenic and picturesque than this in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (pronounced kin-der-dike - you’re welcome). It starts with a relatively calm boat ride through the maze of canals/rivers outside Rotterdam and then, bam, the largest concentration of windmills in [...]

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delft

Delft, the quintessential Dutch village

Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the Netherlands, and Holland in particular, what pops to your mind? Canals, cobblestone streets, bicycles, cheese and gabled roofs? This is exactly what you’ll get in Delft. All these ingredients together make the ultimate Dutch village, the one we imagine, the one we read about and the one we want to [...]

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Keukenhof Gardens photos

Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by .

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My daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens, a mere 3 years ago, was absolutely perfect. The sun was out, shiny and warm, the drive through the tulip fields was dreamy and the gardens were filled of millions of colorful flowers. It really didn’t get any better than that. While any level of photographer would be in heaven [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Amsterdam, Holland

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Amsterdam has such a great vibe to it, to me it’s almost like a magnet. I even wrote a whole post about it! I’ve only been once, but I dream about the day I will go back (most likely next fall to enjoy the beautiful colors). Here’s a photo I took when I was there [...]

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Keukenhof Gardens

A Daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by .

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You know spring is around the corner when your local market starts selling colorful stashes of tulips. There’s no mistaking that! And Holland is no exception - the tulip capital of the world, the Keukenhof Gardens,  are actually located an hour away from Amsterdam and makes for a perfect daytrip out of the city. The [...]

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