The Year of Rembrandt

The last weeks have been full of history. You know, my parents are really culturally minded and they reckon it is important for me to get acquainted with art & culture from a very young age. As I want to impress them after my birth, I am reading as much as I can on...

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Alkmaar Kaeskoppenstad

Yearly historic event taking you back to the 16th century I’m so excited!! My parents are taking me to the fantastic historic event in the lovely city of Alkmaar, situated 40 km north-west of Amsterdam – about 30 minutes by car - during the 1st weekend of June. As they noticed how much I...

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Jammed Tomatoes

As a tomato is actually a piece of fruit, more precisely belonging to the berry family, I reckon turning them into jam is really a nice idea. Before sharing mummy’s favourite tomato & apple jam recipe with you, I would like to tell you a bit more about the actual tomato itself as I...

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3 Amsterdam street-food

Psst, don’t tell mummy I shared her 3 Amsterdam gourmet street-food favourites with you Everywhere you go in Amsterdam, you can grab something to eat. The choice is extensive. Not only can you choose from different cuisines - ranging from Dutch to something a bit more exotic - but you can also choose how...

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Pole position bike seats

Hello friends, I have been a little bit bored “down under” lately, so I have been preparing some e-mails to my future mummy as I reckon it is really important to have some pre-birth talks, so that she already has an idea of who will turn up pretty soon. I already apologised to her...

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Utrecht, a dutch city gem

Hi guys, When you think of Holland, most of you will automatically picture Amsterdam.  Beyond doubt, Amsterdam is one of the most fantastic and enchanted  places to go to in the Netherlands, but there are so many other interesting cities worth a visit in the Netherlands, that I consider it  my special and privileged...

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Welcome Harry!

I'm so excited!  I just got a message from my expat FB-friend Harry, who is living in Hongkong with his expat parents and who only recently experienced his big "drop-out".  Can you imagine how jealous I was at first?  I know it's not nice but sometimes I'm getting so bored down here. You have...

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Babies’ food or food babies

I just love these tiny beet Maman harvested on our balcony this autumn!  They're just the cutest vegetables I have ever seen!  Just adorable!  On the photo you can see how small they really were: cm ... They just refused to grow any further. I reckon they wanted to maintain their baby size. In...

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