Well here we are, already into December. Time to start putting up the Christmas tree, hanging up the lights, and buying gifts for loved ones. You know what makes a really nice gift? Cheese. On our most recent visit to Amsterdam, we decided to get out of the city and visit a new town. Luckily … Read more What’s So Gouda About Alkmaar?
This is Part 2 of our Behind the Scenes tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers. If you missed it, check out Part 1 here! After Mark and I finished our Peachtree and 7 Up drinks, we left the De Kuyper Works! workshop behind to see the rest of the facility. Marja, our guide, walked us … Read more An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 2
Admittedly, I take the Netherlands for granted. My husband and I adore Amsterdam, and can easily spend a week or more in this amazing city without ever leaving its center. But the Netherlands has a lot more to offer beyond Amsterdam’s city limits. Prior to our last visit to Amsterdam, I had set up a … Read more 5 Reasons to Visit Schiedam, South Holland
Have you ever fallen in love with a liqueur or spirit and wished you could tour the distillery that made it? Well, in April 2017, my husband and I had this very opportunity! It all started while we were planning our most recent vacation to the Netherlands. Mark mentioned that we were low on Dropshot liqueur, and … Read more An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 1
Enkhuizen is a picturesque little town roughly an hour’s drive north of Amsterdam. Although its population is modest at approximately 18,500, the town boasts one of the largest marinas in the Netherlands. In fact, back in the day, Enkhuizen was one of the major harbour towns for the Dutch East India Company. Today, it’s big … Read more A Visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Did you know that tulips actually originated from the Himalayas, and were brought over to the Netherlands from Turkey in the mid-1500s? Today Holland is one of the biggest producers of flowers and plants sold commercially. So when we visited Amsterdam, we made a side trip to visit Keukenhof Garden, famous for its grand and … Read more A Visit to Keukenhof Garden, Holland
A few years ago, my husband and I travelled to Belgium and the Netherlands. One of the friends we made on our South Africa trip lived in Maastricht. She graciously offered to let us stay with them while we were in Maastricht so we could catch up and visit. When we arrived at their house, she … Read more Dropshot Review (Netherlands)