How to view the beautiful Japanese garden in Den Haag in fall and spring

How to view the beautiful Japanese garden in Den Haag in fall and spring

One of the small joys of living in a place year-round is that you get to experience your home city in each season.  Although seasons in the Netherlands are far more mild than those of my home country, I still have a huge soft spot for fall and spring here in the Netherlands.  One of the best places to ring in spring and fall is at the Japanese garden in Den Haag.  I’ll be including advice for visiting the Japanese garden in both seasons, including getting to Clingendael.

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What to do in Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam’s coolest borough

What to do in Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam’s coolest borough

For some reason that I’m not sure, a lot of people that I know are nervous about visiting Amsterdam Noord.  This part of Amsterdam is just across the water from the historic city center, so if you think that you’ve seen Amsterdam, take a ferry across to explore Amsterdam Noord.  This post will be covering cool things to do in Amsterdam Noord, so be sure to rent a bike and follow my lead.

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Your perfect Netherlands itinerary by a Dutch resident

Your perfect Netherlands itinerary by a Dutch resident

After over three years of living in the Netherlands, I’ve been asked a lot about how much time to spend in the Netherlands.  A lot of people speed through the Netherlands only stopping for one day in Amsterdam, but I’d recommend enjoying at least 7 days in the Netherlands if you have the chance.  I’ll be covering the highlights of the Netherlands and tips for getting around the Netherlands in this Dutch itinerary.

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Where to find authentic and cheap food in Amsterdam by a local

Where to find authentic and cheap food in Amsterdam by a local

Finding the best places to eat in Amsterdam where you’re on a tight budget can be tricky as eating in Amsterdam seems expensive.  As a resident of 2+ years of Amsterdam, I wrote this guide to eating in Amsterdam on a budget for anyone looking for cheap restaurants in Amsterdam who want to also eat at non-chains that provide some healthy options!

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The Miniaturist filming locations and must-see places for fans of the book

The Miniaturist filming locations and must-see places for fans of the book

I burned through the Miniaturist.  This charming book about the Dutch Golden Age will transport you to Amsterdam.  When I heard that the book was being transformed into a miniseries, I was quite excited. This guide to locations inspired by and shown in the miniseries will allow you to step into Petronella Oortman’s world. Keep reading for the Miniaturist filming locations in the Netherlands!

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One perfect day in Dordrecht, the Venice of Holland

One perfect day in Dordrecht, the Venice of Holland

While my mom visited me this summer, we finally visited Dordrecht as a day trip.   This stunning city without the crowds of Amsterdam is an easy day trip from Rotterdam, the Hague, or Amsterdam, however the quiet charm of Dordrecht won me over with its beautiful canals, picturesque warehouses, and stunning views.

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