Best Dutch daytrip destinations

Whether you spent the last few months in Utrecht discovering its hidden and not so hidden gems or you just got off the plane to start your new adventure, our amazing city has a lot to offer. Like a mysterious girl, she shows you a different face of hers every time you see her, be... Continue Reading →


Top 10 Christmas gifts from the Netherlands

Christmas is approaching and a lot of internationals are returning home for the holidays. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering what to give your family and friends for Christmas. If you’ve fallen in love with the Netherlands as much as I have, here are 10 perfect present ideas for you: 1. Cheese... Continue Reading →

Night of Light in Domkerk

Have you ever walked through the centre on a Saturday night and seen people giving out candles and if so, do you know what that was for? Every third Saturday of the month the Night of Light is organised in Utrecht’s beautiful Dom Church. As you walk in, candle lights are twinkling, light music can... Continue Reading →

Discover Holland Weekend – Zeeland

Zeeland, other than giving the name to its newer version in the Pacific Ocean, is the south-westernmost province of the Netherlands.  Just the mere name is a sort of oxymoron, a contradiction in terms: sea-land. Two concepts that normally would annul each other: the land stops where the sea begins, and vice versa, in the... Continue Reading →

What to do on Valentine’s Day?

Some love it, some hate it, but it’s hard to ignore; on Sunday February 14th, it’s Valentine’s Day. In the year 496 Pope Gelasius I declared this date to be the day of Saint Valentine, but in the Netherlands it wasn’t celebrated until the nineties (if you want to read all about celebrating Valentine's Day... Continue Reading →

All Hail the King!!

I hope orange is your color, because Holland is getting ready for one of the most popular Dutch festivities of the year: King’s Day!!! On the 27th of April the country turns orange and everyone goes out to celebrate the birthday of our king, Willem-Alexander. Before Willem-Alexander became king, this national holiday was known as... Continue Reading →

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