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  • Dutch History 101 – The 16th Century and the Eighty Years’ War

    Dutch History 101 – The 16th Century and the Eighty Years’ War

    We’re happy to announce that we will be covering different periods of Dutch history as part of a monthly series! And our series begins with the 16th century, a periodof great change and transformation in the Netherlands. Dutch people truly have an interesting relationship with water – they literally reclaimed their country from the ocean…

  • The Dutch and Their Bicycles: A Love Story

    The Dutch and Their Bicycles: A Love Story

    Amsterdam is a stunning city in the Netherlands that is famous for its historic canals and crooked buildings, but also for bicycles! A well-known fact is that Amsterdam actually has way more bikes than people. Whether you’re visiting or living in the city, getting a bike of your own is certainly the best way to…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Utrecht Nightlife

    The Ultimate Guide to Utrecht Nightlife

    Utrecht is filled with a cool, young crowd that really knows how to have fun! As the hours get later, you’ll notice the city’s streets getting busier with revelers looking to enjoy a tasty drink or heading to an electrifying rave. So, no matter whether you’re looking for relaxed vibes or for a wild night,…

  • 5 Of Holland’s Top Traditions

    5 Of Holland’s Top Traditions

    Almost every country and especially cultures have its own traditions. The Netherlands is not to be excluded from this list as we have some unique ones of our own. The traditions are all a part of what makes The Netherlands special and the Dutchies stand out. What are the top 5 Dutch traditions? The top…

  • History And Guidance To The Best Stroopwafels In Amsterdam

    History And Guidance To The Best Stroopwafels In Amsterdam

    I actually don’t remember the very first stroopwafel I bit into, but sometimes I wish I did, just so that I could experience that first taste all over again. It’s just that good. Stroopwafels are a delicacy that is traditionally Dutch – a thin waffle filled with decadent, gooey caramel Stroop. In the Netherlands, they’re…

  • How Environmentally Friendly are the Dutch?

    How Environmentally Friendly are the Dutch?

    With climate change becoming a pressing issue all over the world, moving towards more sustainable options has become imperative. If you’ve ever gone for a hike through the Dutch dunes, you know how cool it is to see how the Dutch have successfully managed to preserve their own country. This sense of self-preservation and sustainable…

  • Your first 24 hours in Amsterdam

    Your first 24 hours in Amsterdam

    When we think of the Netherlands, our thoughts automatically go to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is our capital city known for its coffee shops and red-light district. But did you know there is so much more to Amsterdam than these two things? What could your first 24 hours of being in Amsterdam look like? First off, you…

  • 10 Of the most beautiful places in The Netherlands

    10 Of the most beautiful places in The Netherlands

    Growing up in the Netherlands, and having spent most of my life here has given me lots of time to explore it. From the popular big cities to beach towns, and small villages. From experience, I can say that the Netherlands has so much to offer. No matter your interest there is always something for…

  • 10 Charming lunch spots in the old city of Utrecht

    10 Charming lunch spots in the old city of Utrecht

    Utrecht is a large city with so much history and character you can easily get lost in time. With so much to do, see and learn, you can visit popular museums, cathedrals, and old cathedral towers (Domtoren), or drive to De Haar Castle. Admire the ancient city and its distinctive features from a different perspective,…

  • Iconic Dutch windmills. Worth the visit!

    Iconic Dutch windmills. Worth the visit!

    Windmills are mind-blowing structures that were used centuries ago, all over the Netherlands. As the country sits below sea level, it is no surprise that the Dutch were battling the sea. Windmills were originally used to pump water to keep the land dry. This was ideal with the rising population and the increased need for…