CITY GUIDE TO ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city, and Europe’s biggest port. The city is known for its modern architecture which you can find throughout the city. It is also home to many festivals, offers a great nightlife, and has a lot of shops which are open 7 days a week!  The city, in the past, often skipped by tourist’s, only visiting Amsterdam and maybe Kinderdijk. Is now the fastest growing touristic city of Holland. And not without reason. Rotterdam is located only a hours drive from the main capital. Enjoying this unique city with its crazy history is a must when visiting the Netherlands and in this post, I will explain why.

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GETTING YOUR CAR WRECKED BY A GIRAFFE AT SAFARI PARK BEEKSE BERGEN

Safari Park Beekse Bergen is a… well a safari park. It is located in the South of the Netherlands only an hour drive from the Belgium border.  It became world famous a few months back when some French tourist got out of their car in the Cheetah enclosure. (I don’t know what they were thinking, but no one got hurt, thank goodness) This park is home to approximately 1,250 animals from over 150 species, varying from small mammals to large birds.  Giraffes, Tigers, Lions, Sea Lions, Crocodiles, Hippo’s, Chimpanzees and Gorillas are just some of the animals that you can encounter at this park.  You can experience the park in many different ways, you can go on safari by car, boat, bus or on foot.  In this blog post, I will show you some of the animals that you can encounter when going to this unique park. Read on for more information and lots of pictures.

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PREPARING FOR MY NEXT TRIP: THE NETHERLANDS

If you have been following me for a while now then you know that I am originally from the Netherlands and I have been living in Australia for 7 years now. Once a year I hop on a never-ending plane trip back home to spend some time with my friends and family. Today is again that day where I am about to get on a flight home. In todays post I will show you what my plans are for my 4-week visit to the Netherlands and what blog posts you can expect whilst I am away and from my trip.

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MINI ISLAND GUIDE: LANZAROTE

Lanzarote is an intriguing island with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones. There are great beaches, interesting sights and plenty of restaurants and hotels. The landscape has a stark and otherworldly appearance, with loads of unique black lava fields as far as the eyes can see.  The island’s major sights have been aesthetically developed by the late César Manrique, a Lanzarote native, and artist. Houses must be painted white, other than wooden windows and door frames or wooden shutters which can be any one of two shades of green. There’s no billboard advertising, no highrise buildings, giving the island a unique atmosphere.  So, in today’s blog post, I will show you some of the best things to see and do while on this amazing island, in my second mini island guide.

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THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE NETHERLANDS

The Netherlands is an underrated travel destination for most people. It offers so much more than what people think. Most tourist will only go to Amsterdam and then think that they have seen the Netherlands(haha shesh). This is of course not the case. Think of destinations like Kinderdijk, Gouda, Utrecht, and Keukenhoff.  While I have written an extensive guide to Amsterdam, I have yet to write anything about the rest of The Netherlands (or Holland).  So here is it. Some amazing other destinations that you should see in the Netherlands besides the countries main ‘attraction’ Amsterdam. 

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