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What’s a European Vacation if You Don’t Visit a Castle? – Our Day at Muiderslot

I’ve always felt that if you’re going to go to Europe, not only do you have to immerse yourself in the culture, eat all the wonderful food – but you also have to absorb the history. And the best way to do that is to visit historical places. With this in mind during our trip Read More

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Pannenkoeken - Heaven on Your Tongue in Holland

Pannenkoeken – Heaven on Your Tongue in Holland

A pannenkoek or pannekoek is a Dutch style of pancake – one that you absolutely must partake of if you ever visit the Netherlands. Pannekoeken are traditionally much larger (up to a foot in diameter), and thinner than they are in the good old U-S of A. Not just that, but they also add just Read More

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Getting Up to Mischief in the Red Light District in Amsterdam

Getting Up to Mischief in the Red Light District in Amsterdam

This week, my sister in law volunteered to babysit so Hubs and I could do some adult type activities in Amsterdam. We rode our bikes into the train station again, but missed the first train by two minutes (luckily they come every half hour). We hadn’t purchased our tickets in advance, but there was a Read More

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Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet and Bataviawerf

This week we went to the mall in Lelystad, Holland – it’s an outdoor mall called Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet. There are a lot of high end stores at the mall. So far, it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to an American mall. It was a contemporary town square though – with cobbled stones walking Read More

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How We Got the Golden Ticket in Amsterdam

We rode our bikes to the train station and caught the train to Amsterdam on our fifth day in the Netherlands. My in-laws live about an hour outside of the city. It was an overcast day, but the rain held off until we went home. When we arrived, the train station was bustling with people Read More

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