Rotterdam: A day in the big city

Prior to visiting, we had heard of Rotterdam being described as an "ugly" city, but that's not fair at all! It is fair to say, however, that Rotterdam does not resemble the other typical cute Dutch towns with the canals and windmills. This was evident from the moment we stepped off our trains at Rotterdam Centraal.

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Skipping Through Tulip Fields in Lisse

Note: This blog post will be about 90% flower photos. Second Note: No actual skipping through tulip fields were done by us! Because that's against the rules! We follow rules and respect the local farmers!

Zaanse Schans: The Town that Smells like Chocolate

In the 18th and 19th centuries, this region was an industrial area with windmills producing oil, paint, spices, and other products. The traditional look and feel has been preserved, and today Zaanse Schans attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy its beauty and experience the history, canals, and windmills.

The Netherlands Day 3: Rijksmuseum, Bloemenmarkt, and Cheese Fondue!

The third day of our Netherlands trip was spent continuing to explore what Amsterdam has to offer! The Rijksmuseum First, we headed to the Rijksmuseum, which is located adjacent to the Van Gogh Museum (which we visited yesterday). Again, we bought the tickets online ahead of time, so getting in was quick and seamless. Outside … Continue reading The Netherlands Day 3: Rijksmuseum, Bloemenmarkt, and Cheese Fondue!

The Netherlands Day 2: Van Gogh, Apple Pie & Canal Tour

  Our first full day in the Netherlands was a cloudy one. The sky was completely overcast, and I thought, "darn, it's not going to look cute in pictures". But on the plus side, there will be no harsh sunlight in my face, so I will look cute in pictures 🙂 Our plan for today … Continue reading The Netherlands Day 2: Van Gogh, Apple Pie & Canal Tour