Traveling Thoughts: Den Haag & Amsterdam


5 cities, 3 countries, 2 weeks. Our most recent adventure was nothing short of epic. We left the US with three goals: 1) See Europe 2) enjoy quality time together and 3) have fun.

Mission accomplished!

On Sunday April 7th we landed in Amsterdam. It was so nice to walk out of the airport and be greeted by our dear friend Peter and his oldest daughter Jasmijn. I wish we could have someone greet us in every country. It makes being in a foreign country feel a little less... foreign.

We had a warm reception at Peter and Natalie’s home. The reception was made even more special by having a gluten free cake served with sweetened creme fraiche and espresso waiting for us. I didn’t want to leave!

The next few days were spent exploring Den Haag and Amsterdam. We walked over canals, visited the Anne Frank Museum, saw a canal performer, and made it an art to not get run over by bicyclists. We traversed beaches with friends and collected shells with the kiddos. We took a tour of Madurodam, a museum of miniaturized Holland – what a great way to get acclimated to a country. This was the part of our trip that we planned the least and yet enjoyed so thoroughly. We left with much more to explore but also knowing we’d be back to see our friends.

Here are a few highlights.

Collecting shells on the beach

Parliament in the background

Cool looking building.

A wonderful dinner with dear friends!

Canal in Amsterdam

Canal Performer

Next up: Rome!

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