The Netherlands: The Two Halves of The Hague

As the old saying goes, it takes two halves to make a whole and that is certainly the case when it comes to The Hague (Den Haag), a city on the North Sea coast in the western Netherlands. Having visited The Netherlands many times and after exploring a number of its cities and towns, not just the biggies – Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Hague has…

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The Netherlands: Got To Go To Gouda

Our self-appointed quest to discover and explore the smaller cities and towns in The Netherlands, following our recent visits to both Utrecht and Leiden, last month saw us head to Gouda located in South Holland. Our journey to The Netherlands started like all the previous couple of dozen or so before it, on the P&O ferry crossing from our hometown of Hull on the North…

The Netherlands: Rotterdam's Market Hall – A Foodies' Heaven

I’ve visited Rotterdam around 10 times, possibly more, over the years and have seen it be transformed from a rather grotty (sorry!) city to a thriving cosmopolitan city which rivals its big brother Amsterdam as the perfect place to head for a weekend break.  With the recent announcement that Eurostar trains will soon be stopping at Rotterdam Central train station, it will make the trip from…

The Netherlands: 10 Reasons Why You'll Love Leiden

Having visited Amsterdam and Rotterdam more times than I can count, we made the decision at the beginning of the year that we would visit some of the smaller cities and towns in The Netherlands and after we visited Utrecht back in February, we were eager to see more. Therefore, we decided that Leiden, in South Holland, would be the next on our list. We took…

The Netherlands: 28 Hours In Utrecht, What To See & Do

We love The Netherlands and try to visit at least once a year. Having visited Amsterdam and Rotterdam numerous times, we decided to try somewhere different. So we looked for another city that we could explore. Utrecht instantly jumped out at us because of its compact medieval centre, which is the perfect size to wander around on foot. We jumped on the overnight P&O ferry from…

The Netherlands: Amsterdam Again? You bet!

Amsterdam is the city outside of England I have visited the most in the world. The two main reasons for that are: a) it’s a cheap overnight ferry ride from where I live.  b) it’s a pretty awesome city with a lot to do and see which appeals to people with many different tastes.