Exploring the Real Netherlands: Utrecht

Utrecht mural

The first two times I visited The Netherlands, I only visited Amsterdam. I fell in love with the city, the food, and the Dutch people, and that love drew me back to the country a third time. But on this trip, I wanted to get away from the capital, with it’s…

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British Food Shop in Amsterdam

British Food Shop in Amsterdam

One of the things I love about living in London (although I expect it’s the same in many UK cities) is the amount of foreign food shops that are available. Particularly, I love shops like Cyber Candy that are choc-a-bloc with sweets from around the world, including those e-number-packed American sweets…

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Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Even though I was only in Amsterdam for one proper day (not counting the days I had to work), I still managed to take nearly 400 photos, so I’m only now getting round to sorting them all into the relevant groups. In serious sight-seeing mode, I ploughed round the city’s…

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Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam

I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I’m free. Anne Frank, 24 December 1943 On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I had to try to cram a whole city into just one day of sightseeing, so I planned out a loose schedule with a…

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