Amsterdam & Beyond: 10 Day Netherlands Itinerary

Our trip to the Netherlands was a whirlwind. You can probably tell by this Netherlands itinerary. Like many of my holidays, I try to make the most of my vacation days and pack as much…

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Netherlands’ Cutest Villages: Edam, Marken, & Zaanse Schans

After exploring much of eastern Netherlands, it was time to see the west. The villages of Marken, Edam, and Volendam were on my radar, thanks to Pinterest. Marken was our first stop, located on a…

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The Dutch Island Texel

Our day began with a long drive north to Texel, including driving over the largest dyke in the Netherlands, Afsluitdijk. The dyke separates the sea from the lake, and is just another great example of…

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Giethoorn: Netherlands’ Venice

Our plan for the day originally was to spend it exploring Hoge Veluwe National Park. I was already a tad alarmed when a couple of locals hadn’t heard of it, and when we drove into…

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Vilsteren: a Hotel in the Dutch Countryside

While in Zwolle, we stayed at a hotel in the Dutch countryside – Herberg de Klomp Charme Hotel. It’s located in a tiny village called Vilsteren, about 20 minutes northeast of Zwolle. A country retreat…

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