How to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands

How to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands

After living in the Netherlands for three, I’ve become frugal as I find the Dutch trains expensive.  Luckily, I’m here to dish my secrets for how to buy cheap train tickets in the Netherlands.  

I’ve divided this post on how to save money on the Dutch trains into two sections: tips for tourists to save money on the Dutch trains and one more suited to residents of the Netherlands who are looking to save on the Dutch trains. 

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One day in Eindhoven with the best things to do in Eindhoven and hotspots

One day in Eindhoven with the best things to do in Eindhoven and hotspots

This past month, I visited Eindhoven, the Netherlands for a long weekend. This modern Dutch city is the perfect antidote to the historic cities in the Brabant area as the modern architecture, cool neighborhoods, and great hotspots in Eindhoven make it shine.  I used Eindhoven as a base, however I think that one day in Eindhoven is a great way to get a taste of the things to do in Eindhoven. If you’re flying into Eindhoven airport and considering having a day in Eindhoven, keep reading for what to do in Eindhoven…

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Secret the Hague: 25+ secret places to visit in Den Haag

Secret the Hague: 25+ secret places to visit in Den Haag

Ever since moving to the Hague, I’ve been busy trying to exploring this beautiful city.  Although to many people that I’ve met from elsewhere, the Hague is boring and they’ve “been there“. However, the Hague is full of secrets in plain sight and this city has a lot more to offer than people realize.   Keep reading for my favorite off the beaten path places in the Hague. (more…)

Visiting Sint Anna ter Muiden, the smallest town in the Netherlands

Visiting Sint Anna ter Muiden, the smallest town in the Netherlands

When I read about Sint Anna ter Muiden and a couple sources mentioned that it was one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands, I was very curious.  This small town is the most western point of the Netherlands and it only has 50 people (as of 2006).  This makes Sint Anna ter Muiden the smallest town in the Netherlands and an absolutely stunning one, only 300 meters from the Belgian border. It’s right next to Sluis, one of the cities of Zeeland, so it’s easy to visit for an hour or two if you’re in the area.  I’ll be discussing the history of this fascinating and beautiful off the beaten path town in the Netherlands. (more…)

Your perfect Rotterdam itinerary with the best things to do in Rotterdam

Your perfect Rotterdam itinerary with the best things to do in Rotterdam

Considering taking a day trip to Rotterdam? I’ve created a one day guide to Rotterdam, covering Rotterdam’s best things to do in Rotterdam with a free self-guided walking itinerary covering this modern Dutch city.  (If you’re less keen on covering this Rotterdam itinerary on foot, there’s a good metro system in Rotterdam.

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Secret Gouda: Your free self-guided walking tour of Gouda with the best things to do in Gouda

Secret Gouda: Your free self-guided walking tour of Gouda with the best things to do in Gouda

Gouda is a city in South Holland, the Netherlands, that is famous for its namesake cheese. Many people only come to Gouda for the cheese market, however there’s so much more to this beautiful Dutch city only an hour from Amsterdam.

In this guide to Gouda’s beautiful historic city center, I’ll be showing you the best things to do in Gouda that aren’t cheesy, including obvious historicarl monuments, some secret places in Gouda that people leave off too many itineraries, and a few independent cafes/restaurants in Gouda that you’ll want to visit. I tried to minimize costs in this one day guide to Gouda, so you can choose whether you want to pay for museums or walk more.  (Don’t worry, this Gouda itinerary includes a cheese shop!)

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