Visit Keukenhof tulip gardens near Amsterdam in 2019

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What is your favourite flower? If you love tulips then you must visit Keukenhof – the spectacular tulip gardens near Amsterdam in 2019. Keukenhof is open 21st March to  19th May in 2019 I love peonies but tulips run a close second. They are so bright and sunny and when they start appearing in shops […]

Boats, blooms and bikes: A spring weekend city break in Amsterdam

Amsterdam at dusk - spring weekend break in Amsterdam

Oh Amsterdam, you are so comfortable in your own skin. You welcome everyone. People spill out from cafés and bars laughing, boats cruise down your canals with ease and the windows of canal houses remain open and inviting. In springtime your famous tulips bloom, filling you with bursts of colour. As winter fades, sunshine is hazy […]

A dreamy stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam

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Have you dreamed of staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam? I always wanted to wake up on the canals, so when we visited the Dutch capital I made sure we did. And even though I broke every rule of building up expectations and was beyond excited about the experience – our Amsterdam house boat stay […]

Miffy museum: a cute activity for kids in Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Visiting Miffy in Utrecht

Some books and characters from your childhood remain with you forever. I don’t remember when I was first introduced to this delightful little rabbit but I have always loved Miffy! So when we planned a road trip to the Netherlands I put the Miffy Museum at the top of my to do list. My husband was […]