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Hi guys! I’m super happy to share with you this article introducing Maastricht, a wonderful city in the South of The Netherlands. Please feel free to use the contents to quickly jump through the article and enjoy the read! Contents: Why Maastricht Where To Stay In Maastricht Cross the Sint Servaasbrug Discover Helpoort: A 13th Century Gatehouse Visit Maastricht’s Historical (And Working!) Watermill Dine in the cafes on Vrijthof Visit The Bookstore Inside A Church Shop in the Old Center Soak in the Markt square See the Gothic Sint Janskerk Eat mussels at Café De Bobbel How To Get To…

This post is part of the “My Literary Atlas” project focused on inspiring readers and travelers to explore their surroundings. The project photos are made in carefully selected locations inspired by a certain book; the outfit is also meant to complete the scene. Explore the world and discover new books with “My Literary Atlas” here. Today I’m showing you a weird but cool location, a house filled with plants and globes to the brim. The place made me think of exploring the world, so naturally, when I first heard about The Phantom Atlas, a book exploring the wonders of the…

Welcome to my 3 Day Amsterdam Itinerary created especially for first time visitors! Amsterdam offers so much to see and experience that it might be a little overwhelming to find the best spots, experiences that you cannot miss, and figure out where’s what. This guide combines the most popular spots as well as unique experiences that will set you apart from the crowd. Just perfect for your first visit! Getting from the Airport to the City Center Make your way from Schiphol to the Central Station by catching a ride with the train or the bus. Any special offers for transport in…

Visiting the famous Dutch flower fields is one of the best ideas for your travel bucket list. Whether you are looking for a unique experience, a bit of nature, or are into photography, you will be impressed.The beauty of the flower fields is unparalleled. And if you are into photography, you’ll walk away with the best pictures ever with very little expense. As long as the season is right, all you have to do is hop on a train ride and find yourself exploring the tulip fields. The Netherlands are known to be one of the biggest flower suppliers so flowers are…

Ah, Amsterdam. You stole our hearts away with your cobble-stoned streets, boat-filled canals and crooked houses. You are a city of contradictions and so your best shops sometimes are hidden in plain sight. While many tourists end up exploring the Kalverstraat (Amsterdam’s shopping street filled with many world-known chain stores), you absolutely can’t miss the most memorable and unique Amsterdam shops that are scattered across town. So in this 3-part blog series, I will be sharing the most interesting shops with you! Subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next list of cool places! Add these unique Amsterdam shops to…

This April marked 6 full months since my move to The Netherlands. This city has been familiar enough to me when I moved – my LDR (short for “long distance relationship”) had a long history of back-and-forth flights so I knew where I was going well enough. Yet I never witnessed the gradual coming of spring that is such a welcome sight for all who live here. Trust me when I say spring in Amsterdam is worth making a journey for. Indeed, after seeing it, there is no spring I’d rather be waking up to than a spring in Amsterdam.…