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Winter in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

Winter in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

It is winter again in The Netherlands, therefore the days get shorter while the nights get longer. The weather becomes colder and sometimes unpredictable, with period of wet and dryness and some sunny days. Snow also comes around this time of the year, though the thickness has varied over the last years. To make the most of your winter in The Netherlands, below are the lists of fun family activities during winter. Fun family activities during winter in the Netherlands…

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Discover Dutch New Year’s tradition

Discover Dutch New Year’s tradition

Dutch New Year’s tradition is to enter the New Year with a bang. Would you dare to jump in a frozen sea or river on 1st of January, or turn your milk barrels into improvised canon? The Dutch my look so serious but they have their fair share of craziness during the end of the year. Let me share in this blog some of the Dutch New Year’s tradition that you might experience yourself, especially if you are internationals living…

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Bergen op Zoom one day itinerary

Bergen op Zoom one day itinerary

Bergen op Zoom, which is derived from two words “Bergen” meaning hills or mountains in Dutch and “Zoom” which means border of defensive wall of a castle, is one of oldest city of The Netherlands. It is located in the North Brabant region and is strategically accessible from various major cities, such as Rotterdam, Zeeland, and Middleburg in The Netherlands, as well as Antwerpen in Belgium. Its’ history dated back 800 years ago and can still be seen in its…

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Autumn in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

Autumn in The Netherlands: Fun family activities

Autumn in The Netherlands is in the air again! The mushrooms are popping, leaves are turning red, orange, and yellow, while rain comes every now and then. Autumn is a beautiful season in its own way even though it marks the beginning towards cold and dark winter. If you are in The Netherlands, there are many ways to enjoy autumn with family. In this blog, I collected all the fun activities that I do with my family during autumn. Perhaps…

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The Hague Netherlands one day itinerary

The Hague Netherlands one day itinerary

The Hague Netherlands is one of the known Randstad’s, meaning “Rim city” or “Edge city”, in addition to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. The Hague is not the capital of the Netherlands but the seat of the Dutch government and the location of the palace of the King and Queen of the Netherlands. There are also many international offices located in The Hague such as the International Criminal Court, many International Governmental Organisations and various (inter)national Dutch companies. The rich history…

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Happy Italy Arnhem: Family friendly restaurant

Happy Italy Arnhem: Family friendly restaurant

Happy Italy Arnhem is one of our favourite hang-out fast-food restaurants. My first time to visit Happy Italy Arnhem was in 2016, when I was invited by a colleague to have a lunch there before going to our boat tour event in Arnhem. Since then, I used to go to Happy Italy together with my husband, and now with our three children. We celebrate many occasions in Happy Italy, including whenever a new child in our family is born, the…

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Plopsaland Coeverdon: Experiences and review

Plopsaland Coeverdon: Experiences and review

Going to Plopsaland theme park is a dream of every child in The Netherlands and Belgium. Well who would not be? Plopsaland features many famous childhood characters such as Bumba, Maya the Bee, Piet Pirate, Kabouter Plop, Wickie the Viking, and many more! Almost every Belgian and Dutch child had watched these Plopsa characters on television. Our adventure to Plopsaland started to celebrate the birthday of our family member in July. It was only a one day experience, but we…

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Free stuffs in The Netherlands

Free stuffs in The Netherlands

Being good at getting free stuffs in The Netherlands is a Dutch national pride. Well who does not love getting free stuffs and things that are good value for money? Living in The Netherlands for 13 years allow me to discover this part of the culture and enjoy life while being saving at the same time. This “Dutch pride” of being saving and getting good value for money is deeply rooted in the trading history of The Netherlands. Even to…

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Nature tour in The Hague Netherlands

Nature tour in The Hague Netherlands

Nature tour in The Hague Netherlands is a nice experience for children. The Hague is famous for being the seat of the government and the residence of the Royal Family of The Netherlands. In addition to this, The Hague has beautiful nature areas ranging from beaches and dunes, gardens, farms, and zoos. As a family with young children, going on city trip especially for several days is very challenging, that’s why we always opt to go on a nature trip….

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Castles in Gelderland: Kid’s day-out

Castles in Gelderland: Kid’s day-out

There are numerous castles in Gelderland, which is the largest region in the middle east part of The Netherlands. Gelderland is famous for its beautiful, varied landscapes that range from forests, rivers, lakes, desert-like area, and small mountain. Some of its cities are located along the River Rhine which make them a strategic area for settlements during the Roman period. Many of the castles in Gelderland are surrounded by waters and are still preserved with some renovations involved. I made…

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