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The City of Tolerance

The architecture in Amsterdam is incredibly unique. The buildings are crowded together, packed like sardines in hues of burgundy, eggplant, and midnight blue. They lean forwards and backwards like a drunken sailor, swaying with sturdy tolerance and grace. 446 more words


Not losing Leiden, loving Leiden.

Tonight symbolised the end of a chapter, the end of my exchange at Leiden University. Tonight we had the last of the christmas parties at the international student housing buildings, this was the last time we would all be together. 682 more words


Why it seems difficult to make friends in the Netherlands

When I meet expats I am always curious to know what they think of the Netherlands, and one issue that has always come up is the one of making friends. 644 more words


Hot Tug in Rotterdam

When two fantastic things come together you get the Hot Tug! The ultimate – and surprisingly unheard of – canal experience offered in The Netherlands. 612 more words


7 girls, 6 waffles, 5 bikes, 4 brownies, 3 canals, 2 coffee shops, 1 Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a rep for being a city of sin, and although it isn’t all that, sometimes it is. Over the course of my travels I’ve heard some hilarious stories from different backpackers about what happens after you exit the infamous coffee shops in Amsterdam. 559 more words


Sinterklaas has Arrived!

Sinterklaas arrived today! He, as i’m sure you probably assumed, is the Dutch version of jolly ole’ St. Nick. The story goes something like this… 805 more words

Life In Groningen