If you're looking for a great day trip from Amsterdam, you'll be surprised how many things to do in Zwolle you'll find--and how much great shopping you'll find in this medieval Dutch city, including a beautiful bookstore. Keep reading for things to do in Zwolle, the Netherlands and how to get to Giethoorn from Amsterdam (via Zwolle).
We just moved back to the Netherlands. After living in Amsterdam, moving from the United States, we moved to Paris. It didn't work out and we're back living in the Netherlands hoping to stay permanently, now in Zuid Holland. Moving to the Netherlands for the second time has gotten me thinking in terms of stuff we didn't know when we moved here or that I wish knew how it worked, so I hope you enjoy this humorous (and a bit tongue in chic) guide to things to know before you move to the Netherlands.
I love cats. This is a detailed guide to my beloved Amsterdam with the best places to meet cats in Amsterdam, officially and unofficially, with my favorite cats. If you're a fan of Catspotting, you're going to love this guide to Amsterdam.
I'm a crazy cat lady and meeting cats when traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. While living in Amsterdam, my husband and I hunted down the locations of cats in Amsterdam because we are that cat crazy. We found cats living at one of the cat cafes in Amsterdam, roaming the halls of a historic canal house/cat museum filled with cat art, cozying up to potential owners on de Poezenboot (the Catboat), sleeping in various shops, or even breaking into museum gardens. This also includes coffeeshops with cats.... That said, I was not successful in petting them all. Keep reading for our favorite cat locations in Amsterdam with a map.
The Amsterdam Light Festival is a yearly festival in Amsterdam with changing lights (on an annual basis). I consider the changing light exhibitions created by artists from all over the world one of the best things to do in Amsterdam in winter. You can see the Amsterdam Light Festival on foot, by boat, or by bike. Read for tips for visiting the Amsterdam Light Festival, which can only be done during January or December in Amsterdam.
After living in Amsterdam for over two and a half years, I was surprised how many questions that I'd get about the cost of living in Amsterdam as an expat. I've broken down our monthly expenses in Amsterdam from rent to phone bills in the Netherlands, so hopefully this will help you decide if living in Amsterdam is for you.
If you’re looking for the best souvenirs to buy in the Netherlands, we got you covered. Finding the perfect gift in the Netherlands is tough. Jacob and I live in the Netherlands. Since we’re focusing on Amsterdam, technically, looking for souvenirs from Holland is technically correct if you're souvenir shopping in Amsterdam. Keep reading for our favorite gift ideas from the Netherlands.
Hello beer lovers in Amsterdam. We are beer lovers who lived in the beautiful city of Amsterdam for over 2 years and this is a list of the best beer in Amsterdam. If you're visiting Amsterdam for a stag-do or just a normal visit, this is a list of the best breweries in Amsterdam. Before you say Heineken, this is about Dutch beer besides Heineken and where to drink craft beer in Amsterdam with our favorite craft beer bars from Amsterdam breweries with a free map! Proost.
I recommend spending more than a day in Amsterdam, however that's not always possible. I’ve been living in Amsterdam for over two years and this is an itinerary for 24 hours in Amsterdam with insider tips for Amsterdam. This is a self guided walking tour of Amsterdam by a resident (7miles/11km) or an Amsterdam itinerary for one day with public transit (4 miles / 6km). It includes more than 20 attractions/famous food places in Amsterdam. Keep reading for the perfect itinerary for 24 hours in Amsterdam (starting bright and early). This guide to one day in Amsterdam includes a free downloadable map of your walking tour of Amsterdam.
Considering visiting Amsterdam for New Year's Eve? Amsterdam is one of the best European cities to celebrate New Year's Eve in Europe in. Read insider tips by a resident on the best things to do on New Year's Eve in Amsterdam, the best parties on NYE in Amsterdam, and where to buy fireworks in Amsterdam.
Wondering what people drink in the Netherlands? This post is an in depth introduction to alcohol in the Netherlands. Today, my husband and bring you an article that is over two years in the making: 13 different liqueurs and spirit drinks that you should try in the Netherlands. When I'm visiting a new place, I love to try to try the local food and drink specialities.... and beyond Heineken and jenever, most people don't know what to drink in the Netherlands. Whether you're a foodie after the local Dutch drink specialties, someone visiting Amsterdam for the first time, or just a Dutchie interested in trying some new things, this post is for you. Not all of these are popular drinks in the Netherlands, but you might be surprised by how much you love some of these alcoholic beverages in the Netherlands.
Many of these are quite strong, so we recommend trying these slowly over the course over a longer time period responsibly. You will not find some of Dutch alcohols easily. This guide comes with a FREE printable/downloadable PDF of traditional Dutch alcohol at the bottom to show to your bartender and/or local liquor store as we know how hard it is pronounce some of these names.
Karen & Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Then, Paris. (Confusing, we know!) Now, we're back living in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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