Category: the Netherlands

Too Much Fun at a Wax Museum: Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

Too Much Fun at a Wax Museum: Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam

| July 12, 2015 | Reply

While walking around Amsterdam, we were looking to distract Sequoia from wanting to go to the Dungeon (I don’t know why–we eventually caved and took her there).  Paul suggested Madame Tussauds. Typically I find wax museums terrifying, seeing as one of these days a live person is going to reach out and strangle me. However, I […]

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Crackpot

Crackpot

| June 5, 2015 | Reply

So. I’m in Amsterdam. I’m also going to turn 40 this year without ever having tried pot. I wrote that last night; it no longer applies. The result: some serious giggles. It had been a half-goal to do this, but I had no plan. It did not help that my husband, still a US government […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 4 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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Tiptoe Through the Tulip Fields

Tiptoe Through the Tulip Fields

| February 26, 2015 | Reply

As spring rapidly approaches, this is a great time to plan a trip to the Netherlands to see the Dutch tulip fields, stretching across the farmland and inside Keukenhof Gardens.  The colorful fields can be found around Keukenhof, up in Haarlem, down in Sassenheim, and scattered throughout the region. Here are some beautiful pictures to entice […]

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The Cave Markets and Sand Nativity of Valkenburg, the Netherlands

The Cave Markets and Sand Nativity of Valkenburg, the Netherlands

| December 18, 2014 | Reply

If ever you’ve found yourself thinking, You know, I wonder what a Christmas market in a cave would be like?, then Valkenburg is for you. Located just across the German border in the Netherlands, Valkenburg is a small city that uses its space wisely during the Advent season: two caves, an outdoor market, decorations, sand […]

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6 Fun European Statues & Sculptures

6 Fun European Statues & Sculptures

| November 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

Europe is filled with statues, sculptures, and fountains, many of which are just plain fun.  Here are 6 of my favorites…              

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