6 Bizarre facts about European Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are one of the most recognizable animals in the world, the small spiny mammal that rolls itself into a tight ball when threatened. Thinking back to when I was a child, hedgehogs were amongst the first wild animals that I could identify (in Afrikaans we call them krimpvarkies’). Hedgehogs were one of my favourite […]

A complete guide to Gouda

Gouda is one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands. It’s known for the medieval market square, the historic buildings and, of course, the food. And the food has to be phenomenal, right? After all, the city has a cheese named after it! As you probably know, Gouda is a mild, yellow Dutch cheese. It’s […]

Getting naked at a European spa

This post is meant to be funny. It’s also extremely personal and deals with a sensitive subject matter: nudity. More specifically, me getting naked at a European spa. I’m blushing now just typing this sentence…Why then would I share such a private story? Perhaps something similar happened to you and you can relate. Amen to […]

Chilling at Kopjes cat café in Amsterdam

Cat cafés are my new obsession. Yeah, I know, I’m kinda late to the party, but better late than never. It combines two of my favourite things in the world: cats and desserts. What’s not to love? There is only one cat café in Amsterdam called Kopjes. Last weekend I decided to go hang out […]

Eating Chef’s lunch at Hortus Restaurant, The Hague

Hortus Restaurant is unique in that it only serves vegetarian dishes made from local and organic produce. It’s rated as one of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in The Hague, so naturally, I had to check it out for myself. I popped in for lunch which is served between 12h00 and 15h00. The lunch […]

Romance in Flowers: Keukenhof 2018

A week ago Keukenhof, undoubtedly the main attraction during Spring in the Netherlands, or in Europe for that matter, closed its gates for the year. Did you visit the gardens between March and May to see the millions and millions of flowers? I did, and once again Keukenhof did not disappoint. The theme this year was […]

The 2018 flower parade

This past weekend was the annual flower parade or ‘bloemencorso’ here in the Netherlands. Every year this vibrant parade starts in the coastal town of Noordwijk, passing through several small towns along the way, finally ending in Haarlem. I opted to watch this year’s parade in Sassenheim, which I highly recommend. The theme this year […]

My first Brainstorm Festival in Apeldoorn

This year, Brainstorm Festival celebrated a decade of metal, and I’m so glad I was part of this milestone. It was my first Brainstorm Festival but hopefully not my last! I didn’t know what to expect, but I was blown away by the organisation of this festival, the incredible bands that performed and just how […]

Asian Food Festival at Dok Amsterdam

I love Asian food! I’d be totally fine with eating Asian cuisine every day for the rest of my life. So when I saw that Dok Amsterdam was hosting an Asian Food Festival, I immediately wanted to go, adding the event to my Facebook calendar. I rocked up at the venue just after 17h00 on […]

You don’t want to miss these activities in Delft

Delft is a small picturesque city in the South of the Netherlands, between The Hague and Rotterdam, known for its white and blue pottery. The city gets its name from the many man-made canals. Your visit to Delft will definitely not be a dull one! Here are the activities you cannot miss during a trip to […]

A guide for visiting Keukenhof in May

Keukenhof is easily the main attraction in the Netherlands for eight weeks between the months of March and May. Thousands of people stream to the park to see millions of flowers, mostly tulips, in bloom. The landscape is transformed into a beautiful painting with all the colours you can think of. I visited Keukenhof in […]

How to celebrate King’s Day in Amsterdam

King’s Day is probably the biggest celebration in the Netherlands. It’s a national holiday where the whole country celebrates the birthday of King Willem. In Amsterdam, it’s basically one big street and canal party. Here’s what you need to know about celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam. The party starts the previous night (aka King’s Night) […]

How not to watch the flower parade in Amsterdam

Sometimes things simply do not work out the way you think they will or want them to. You can plan, read reviews on the internet. You can plan some more. But despite your best efforts, things can still go wrong. Like what happened to me when I wanted to watch the flower parade in Amsterdam […]

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