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Moshi Moshi Fair 2018

Saturdays are usually a time for us to be lazy but we made an exception for Moshi Moshi Fair 2018. Inspired by the traditional Japanese matsuri, Moshi Moshi Fair came with the promise to allow visitors to experience Japanese Culture at its best. This year it was located in Amstel Park. Japanese Festivities There were a few traditional Japanese games like fishing for prizes or using a small gun to hit a target. However, food was probably the main stage here. Delicious…

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Anime Con 2018

The Netherlands is small on many accounts but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have niche events. One of these is the largely anticipated Anime Con. People from all across Europe make the journey to Den Haag to celebrate their love of Anime and Manga. Sander and I made it last year to Anime Con and we went again this year. As always, it’s an intimate convention hosted at the World Forum. It’s a yearly event that seems gather a lot of…

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North Caves of Maastricht

Our time in Maastricht was an exciting one that included a fantastic tour of Fort St. Pieter. What I didn’t share previously was that this ticket venture also included the North Caves. Inside are 20,000 tunnels, man made and still standing strong. They consist of limestone and used to build the structures that made up young Maastricht. Today were are around 8,000 of these tunnels that still stand. They are a chilling reminder of what the past was and where…

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Day tour at Fort Sint Pieter of Maastricht

We usually don’t do a lot of touristy things. That all changes when it comes to learning about history. Our vacation home was a short drive to Maastricht. Needless to say we ended up visiting the city quite often. We had a week of unplanned events so we decided to see what we could do to pass the time. We decided on a tour of the Fort St. Pieter. Now, Maastricht has a ton of things to do and this…

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A Belgium Vacation Park

We spent a week nestled deep within a forest of tall trees and away from the noisy city life. This is our second trip to a vacation home. This time we spent the week at the Belgium/Netherlands border. If you recall, we went to Oosterhout a few years ago. That trip was a much shorter one though. This time we were away for a week. We went along with Sander’s parents and split the cost of a two bedroom cottage.…

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A walk in Erenstein Park

When you think of traditional noble families and the sprawling castles they called home, you can’t forget the massive plots of land they kept for entertainment. Most nobility had the coin to keep large gardens and Erenstein Castle (this page is in Dutch!) is no exception. Dating back to the 14th century, this castle is kept so well that it looks and feels relevant today. It probably doesn’t help that it doubles as a hotel but still. A part of Dutch…

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Dutch Comic Con

Comic Con is a widely known event where people of all walks of life gather together and nerd out. I’ve been to Comic Con back in San Diego but didn’t know what to expect from a Dutch Comic Con. “Heroes” was the theme of this year (from what I understand). This covers heroes of all shapes and sizes, of all genres and interests. I think it’s an amazing way to go about things. Usually when one thinks of a hero,…

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How to navigate Vondelpark

Vondelpark is huge. Wait that might be an understatement. Vondelpark is colossal! It’s also a real landmark of Amsterdam and one that should be on every to do list. It’s 120 acres of lush life right in the heart of the city. With so much to see and do, it can quickly become overwhelming. However I’d like to share some tips to help make it an enjoyable experience. How to get there Thankfully Vondelpark is accessible in a number of ways.…

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Upcoming events in The Netherlands

I’m always excited to get out and about, especially when we head out to Amsterdam. A big city, as always, is filled with the hustle and bustle of both native and tourists alike. Since the crowd can be overwhelming for us, we tend to space our visits out when choosing something busy. These are the events we’re planning on attending in The Netherlands this year. Several Music events at AFAS I’ve always wanted to attend live shows of my favorite artists…

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