Tag: Dutch

An Open Letter to Groningen

OK Groningen, we need to talk. I know ya’ll are trying, I really do. I just think that, in the realm of “kids activities” ya’ll could use some help. And please, don’t think of me as a pesky foreigner coming in and telling ya’ll… Continue Reading “An Open Letter to Groningen”

Kings Day or Koningsdag: The Netherlands

Kings Day is probably the most confusing holiday in the Netherlands. There is no rhyme or reason to it that I can find. It’s is pretty much whatever you want it to be. Feel like sorting through all your old crap and sitting outside… Continue Reading “Kings Day or Koningsdag: The Netherlands”

Keukenhof, The Netherlands

I was asked yesterday (I think though maybe it was two days ago) why I have never written a blog about The Keukenhof. I have to admit I didn’t have an answer. I have been many times while living in the Netherlands and generally… Continue Reading “Keukenhof, The Netherlands”

Christmas in The Netherlands – Part 3: Celebrate Like an Adult

So, you’ve been invited to a grown up party for Sinterklaas. What now? Every culture has it’s own way of celebrating Christmas. But this isn’t really Christmas, is it? I have gotten a bit of grief for calling these posts “Christmas in the Netherlands”… Continue Reading “Christmas in The Netherlands – Part 3: Celebrate Like an Adult”

Sterren Strand: Eersel

Sterren Strand: Eersel is a water park located on a camp ground. My kids call it the “indoor beach” because that’s how it feels. It is a shallow pool with sand and things to climb on. Although my kids have always focused almost completely… Continue Reading “Sterren Strand: Eersel”

Billy Bird: Hemelrijk

I rarely come across a place that I know we have to have year passes for but Billy Bird: Hemelrijk is one of them. We also have year passes for Dierenrijk: Nuenen, Toverland Amusement Park, and Ballorig: Veldhoven. Seems like a lot but they… Continue Reading “Billy Bird: Hemelrijk”

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen

If there is one thing I love about the Dutch it’s their willingness to let their kids get dirty. Probably not all Dutch, I’m possibly over generalizing but I think that the fact that there are mud pits in most playgrounds and play forests… Continue Reading “Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen”

The Speelgoed Museum: Oosterhout

My son had a study day and I always try to make those a little special. I decided to give the Speelgoed Museum in Oosterhout a try.  For the Americans out there a study day is basically a teacher in service day and they… Continue Reading “The Speelgoed Museum: Oosterhout”

Vossenberg Speelboerderij: Tilburg

De Vossenberg Speelboerderij: Tilburg is an indoor softplay with a great outside play area in Tilburg. Sounds scary to people living in Eindhoven but really it’s only like 30 minutes away from me. I have a real love hate relationship with Vossenberg. First let… Continue Reading “Vossenberg Speelboerderij: Tilburg”

On the Heels of Being Normal

I spent the last 2 weeks in the US visiting family. It was a wonderful time spent playing with kids, hanging out with family and all around enjoying life. In the back of my mind I was always thinking how much I loved home.… Continue Reading “On the Heels of Being Normal”