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
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
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
Wednesday, we decided that our food journey was lacking something traditionally Dutch. Cheese!! So we decided to pay a visit to the Dutch city that’s famous world wide for it’s cheese – Edam. The city is by far one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The narrow,
On Monday, we ventured out to the sea. Now, prior to leaving, I had planned on packing my swimsuit – but hubs advised we weren’t likely to go swimming. And suddenly we find ourselves on a beach at the ocean. And the water was warm enough to swim. Sigh. Observations?
Yesterday we visited a town called Enkhuizen (ank-hous-en) in Holland to see an open air museum (similar to your local pioneer village) called the Zuiderzeemuseum (z-ider-zay-museum). Enkhuizen was one of the most important harbour cities of the Netherlands in the mid-17th century. But as the harbours silted up, it lost
Hey guys! I know this isn’t normally a travel blog, but as I’m travelling, thought I would share some of my experiences. Holland is an absolutely beautiful country and the people here are very friendly. Observations so far: Many (if not most) people speak at least some English. Especially