The best day trips outside Amsterdam

The Netherlands is a very compact country, especially when comparing to Australia. With a fast public transport network, as well as an extensive road network, a lot of the country can be seen even when you don’t have a lot of time! So, when you are flying into Amsterdam, there are many amazing cities, UNESCO heritage sites, as well as historical towns and flower fields that you could check out! Therefore, taking day trips from Amsterdam is a must. After exploring Amsterdam for 2 days, I suggest you either hire a car or getting on the train and explore some more of this beautiful country. Though you can’t see everything in the timespan of your holiday, there are still many amazing places that you can see during a couple of day trips from Amsterdam. View Post


So you are thinking about going to Amsterdam? But you are a tad concerned whether it is too crazy for you? Or how to get there? Or how not to get run over by a mad Dutchy on a bike?  Then don’t worry here is a first timers guide to Amsterdam. This is not a city guide, if you want to know all the must-see sights, then check out this post here.  This post is to help you get there, the must-knows, the bike laws and warnings and much more helpful information to hopefully help you have a great holiday in Hollands main capital.  View Post

Mini Guide to Oormarsum | Twente, The Netherlands

I think pretty much 100% of the people following my blog have never heard of this small town before. Heck, I am certain if I would ask a Dutchman, most of them would say they don’t know where this little town is located. And, I can’t blame you. It is a pretty small town in the East of the Netherlands, and there is not a whole lot happening. You might wonder, why the heck would I write a post about it then? Well, this town is where my family originated. My family is super small and we have an unusual last name, so it is pretty easy to track our history (well we didn’t even have to do that, cause my grandpa is the first of the family to leave his village for love nawwwwwwwwwww). The town is actually very cute and went I was back home last September and I visited it with my parents. I took a bunch of photos which I would like to share with you. Additionally, I will give you some basic information, in case you are ever in the area and would like to check it out. View Post

The Magical Town of Giethoorn | An Epic Day Trip from Amsterdam

Have you ever heard of the Venice of the North? A village where there are no roads, just canals that you can navigate by a boat? footpaths, bicycle trails are the only other way to make your way around this village, no honking cars anywhere! And if you think that is it, then you are mistaken. The houses that are scattered around this village are stunning centuries-old thatched-roof houses… It sounds like a fairy tale but it does truly exist. The village is a small village located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. (Where I am from YAY) and can be reached when you are on a trip to Amsterdam or Rotterdam.  I will show you the best ways to get there, when to go and what to see and do. Get ready to add this stunning little village to your ever-growing bucket list… View Post

Mini Guide to Bourtange, Netherlands

The small village of Bourtange is probably something you have never heard off unless you are from the Netherlands yourself. This small village was built in 1530 and is a fort built in a star. Additionally, it is a pretty typical old Dutch town and is pretty cool to have a look at when you are in Holland. In this blog post, I will show you the must-know information about this village and what you can expect when going to this cool little town. View Post
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