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Dodging Cyclists and Cliches in Amsterdam

Bikes, canals, weed and prostitutes. That’s Amsterdam’s story. And to be honest, it’s pretty bang on. Amsterdam gets a pretty good rap from travellers from all over. 382 more words


Our Little Marshmallow Went The Distance...

Earlier this summer (when the weather was half decent, before the August and September rain set in), Kiwi Daughter went on a hiking trip with a group of girl friends. 925 more words



Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photo taken in June, 2017.

Amsterdam has given me a very nice impression: developed, clean, modern, commercial, etc. People are quite tall and the city is quite vibrant – in the past, Amsterdam was the leading port for finance and diamond. 361 more words


Van Gogh a Must Go

We only had two days for activities while in Amsterdam before packing up and heading to Groningen where Luke’s company has an office. The days were cool and crisp with just a little bit of rain; perfect weather for exploring. 226 more words


FOURCE to represent The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision!

Over the last two weeks, we’ve been following the progression of the Dutch national final which would be selecting the act that would represent The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision later this year. 131 more words


Health Care in The Netherlands vs USA

It’s an interesting comparison at the very least.
Especially between these two countries.
For the contrast couldn’t be bigger, it seems.

We have proper health care. 1,349 more words


Pizzeria Back to Basics, Haarlem, The Netherlands, September 7, 2017

Ahhhh, Italian pizza at last! What? In The Netherlands? You betcha! Francesco moved from Napoli to Haarlem 30 years ago. Today he dishes out the most Italian pizza we’ve had since we left Roma. 349 more words

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