Tag Archives: Netherlands

Free things to do in Rotterdam

Free things to do in Rotterdam

We always try to find some free things to see and do on our trips – and in our everyday life! We’ve now been living in Rotterdam for over a year and have explored this city extensively. It’s a great walking city and you can see a lot (for free) just by taking a stroll […]

Best places to visit in the Netherlands that you may have never heard of

Places to visit in the Netherlands

We’ve now lived in the Netherlands for almost a year, and have happily had the opportunity to explore quite a bit of this small country. Of course we started with the bigger, more well-known tourist destinations. And who doesn’t love the famous canals of Amsterdam or the unique architecture in our home city of Rotterdam? But we […]

Fun at Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam

Fenix Food Factory, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal) is the number one tourist attraction in this city we’re currently calling home. And we absolutely love it (and find ourselves there several times a week). But there’s another food hall in Rotterdam and it’s most definitely worth a trip across the Nieuwe Maas River. Fenix Food Factory is like the […]

To market to market (in Rotterdam)

Rotterdam market, the Netherlands

Of all the unique things to do in Rotterdam, our favorite is rather ordinary: shopping at the outdoor market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, one of the biggest street markets in Europe (with 400 stalls!) opens in the center of the city. This market on Binnenrotte has so many different things on offer: the freshest fruit and […]

Everything you need to know about the Gouda cheese market

Gouda Cheese Market, the Netherlands

On a recent sunny Thursday, we took a quick trip from Rotterdam to Gouda. The reason for our trip was the Gouda cheese market. We love cheese in general, but Sarah really really loooovvves Dutch cheese. Also, having now lived in Rotterdam for six months (ack… where does the time go?!), it was time to […]

Best pho in Rotterdam Centrum

Best pho in Rotterdam

Where is the best pho in Rotterdam? This is a question we’ve often asked ourselves. We currently live close to two renowned pho spots so decided to check them out. Here is our head-to-head comparison of pho in Rotterdam Centrum: Pho Hanoi vs Deli Tasty. To make things fair, at each place Sarah ordered pho […]

Five reasons to visit the Market Hall in Rotterdam

Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands

By our estimation, the Market Hall in Rotterdam (Markthal) is the coolest food market in the world. Okay, so we haven’t been to every food market in the world, but we’ve been to a lot of them across Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Here are five reasons the Rotterdam Markthal tops […]

Top 10 things I love about the Netherlands

Things I love about the Netherlands

It’s currently raining here in Rotterdam, so I’m holed up thinking about how happy I am to be here and everything I love about this country. There are certainly more than this, but a top 10 list is always good. And hopefully this post will inspire you to visit the Netherlands too. 10 things I love […]

15 pictures to inspire you to see the tulips at the Keukenhof gardens

Tulips, Keukenhof, the Netherlands

Are you a lover of tulips, flowers, bright colors, beautifully manicured gardens, and/or Instagrammable locations? If yes, go to the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands!  About the Keukenhof gardens Keukenhof is one of the largest outdoor gardens in the world – it’s almost 80 acres – and is certainly one of the most beautiful. Keukenhof […]

Amsterdam calm

Similar to how we started our journey in Prague, we wanted to end somewhere familiar. We chose Amsterdam because it is beautiful, relaxing, and quite simply one of our favorite cities in the world. This was our fourth time visiting and while much of it felt the same, much felt different too. Here are some of our […]