Archive for the ‘The Netherlands’ Category

Reconnecting in The Hague

Reconnecting in The Hague

The Hague (Den Haag) is the Netherland’s seat of government and residence of the royal family though the capital city is Amsterdam. It’s the third-largest city in the country and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also home to Sabrina, a new friend whom I met at Surf Camp in Australia. […]

The Art of Amsterdam

The Art of Amsterdam

Two of the greatest painters in European art history are Dutch. One can see 22 paintings by Rembrandt and 206 by Van Gogh in Amsterdam. I visited the Reijksmuseum which houses a large collection of paintings from many artist of the Dutch Golden Age. I spent a day in the Van Gogh Museum which I preferred […]

Tulips Tulips everywhere!

Tulips Tulips everywhere!

We were in Holland toward the end of tulip season but we did see quite a few during our visit! We spent a day at the Keukenhof, a beautiful park with millions of blooming flowers and sculpture gardens. Red tulips, yellow tulips, purple, tulips, pink tulips, orange tulips!!! The Keukenhof was a short bus ride […]

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age

When traveling to new parts of the world I naturally find myself learning interesting facts about the place I am visiting. A continuing education of the history of the world is one of my favorite parts of traveling. During my recent visit to The Netherlands I learned about The Golden Age, a period in Dutch […]

What you may not know about The Netherlands…

What you may not know about The Netherlands…

Holland is not a country but represent two (North and South) of the “The Netherlands” twelve provinces. In the Netherlands it is common to greet people with three kisses. Example: Left cheek, right cheek, then left cheek again. One quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level. The Dutch are the tallest people in Europe. […]

Curly Girls Rock Europe!!!

Curly Girls Rock Europe!!!

Two of my best girlfriends (and fellow curly girlies) decided to join me in the Netherlands for a mini Euro vacation! I have traveled with Mary and Aine in the past but this was the first time the three of us collectively traveled together and we had a blast! Us curly girls have to stick […]

Eat Dutch

Eat Dutch

Stamppot or mash is a classic Dutch dish and a popular winter meal. My friend Evelien prepared Andijvie Stamppot for me during my stay with her in the Netherlands. Not only was the food delicious but super easy to make! ANDIJVIE STAMPPOT Ingredients: 3 lb potatoes, cut into chunks 14 oz endive, washed and chopped […]

A Dutch Wedding

A Dutch Wedding

I went to The Netherlands to attend my Dutch friend wedding. I had not seen my friend since she left San Francisco two years ago and I met her fiance for the first time! What a great catch! It was so special to me to be able to be a part of her big day […]

Starry Night

Starry Night

The sights of the stars always makes me dream, in as simple a way as the black spots on the map, representing towns and villages, makes me dream. Why, I say to myself, should the spots of lights in the fimament be less accessible to us than the black spots on the map in France? […]

MILOW

MILOW

Evelien took me to a Milow concert last night in Arnhem, Holland. Belgian music and beer with friends made for a great night!

Map of the Netherlands

Map of the Netherlands

On the road again…

As I am waiting for my Super Shuttle pickup to take me to the airport, I am filled with a growing excitement to soon be traveling again! It has been 6 months since I returned to the states and my travel bug is still going strong! I am off to the Netherlands to visit my […]

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