Day 56: Reconsidering The Netherlands

We're on the road today, heading for a stop in Germany before we reach home in Italy once again. As we exited The Netherlands, I began to reflect about my awesome 4-day adventure and realized that my attitude towards Holland has changed drastically since I first visited in 2005. Then, and even in the last … Continue reading Day 56: Reconsidering The Netherlands

Day 57: Tulips at the Keukenhof Garden

This post is dedicated to my alma mater, Hope College in Holland, MI, in honor of today's Hope Fund Scholarship Day Challenge. (Some of you remember that my college job was to call people associated with the college and ask for donations.) Today, The Hope Fund has a target pledge goal of 423 pledges in … Continue reading Day 57: Tulips at the Keukenhof Garden

Day 58: Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn 

   Tuesday found me with another free and husband-less day to fill, so I decided that I would stick closer to our hotel and check out the Het Loo palace, which is just around the corner. I was very glad to have access to this attraction and as I went through the exhibits and grounds, … Continue reading Day 58: Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn 

Day 59: Dordrecht, Holland’s Oldest City

Yesterday was Drew's first day of working obligations here in The Netherlands, and I had an entire day to myself. What to do with a whole country at my fingertips, all connected via a high-functioning rail system? The answer was to travel from where we're staying in Apeldoorn to Dordrecht (via Rotterdam) to see a … Continue reading Day 59: Dordrecht, Holland’s Oldest City

Day 60: Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant

Living in Italy, and after a weekend in overpriced Switzerland, the Netherlands is a refreshing change of pace when it comes to international cuisine. Central Apeldoorn is full of ethnic dining options, and highly recommended is the Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant. Famous in the Netherlands (so we are told) is the Rijsttafel - Rice Table. That … Continue reading Day 60: Bumbu Desa Indonesian Restaurant