My favourite hotspots in Amsterdam

colorful buildings beside a canal

Hotspots in Amsterdam aren’t hard to find, even if you’re not from here. I’ve put together a small list with favourite restaurants and shops in Amsterdam. Hotspots in Amsterdam: My favourites hangouts There are lot of cool restaurants, bars and other hangouts. The ones below are always mentioned at least once when I meet up […]

Tramkade in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

Tramkade in 's-Hertogenbosch

Tramkade in ‘s-Hertogenbosch is a former industrial area turned into a creative hub. The old warehouses next to the train tracks are now restaurants, workspaces, a brewery and more. Dutch city ‘s-Hertogenbosch ‘s-Hertogenbosch is a small city in the south of the Netherlands. It has adorable cobblestone streets and beautiful areas to wander around. The […]

The Netherlands: City guide ‘s-Hertogenbosch

city guide 's-Hertogenbosch

This city guide ‘s-Hertogenbosch is written for everyone who wants to see a different place than the usual Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The last decade I’ve spent more years abroad than in the Netherlands. But once I got back and hosted friends here, I came to appreciate what was right under my nose. Local city guide […]

Typical things to do in the Netherlands

Typical things to do in the Netherlands

When you think of typical things to do in the Netherlands, you think of seeing tulip fields? Eating cheese? Windmills? Weed? Maybe cruising the Amsterdam canals? Most travellers don’t get any further than Amsterdam, or maybe Rotterdam. Such a shame, because the Netherlands has so many fun and other typical things to offer! Wadden Islands […]

Wadden Islands of the Netherlands: Local guide

lighthouse on top of a mountain under a calm blue sky

The Wadden Islands of the Netherlands are my favourite places to go in my own country. Imagine the fresh seafood, beaches, surfing and spotting seals. I can’t wait to go back! Every island is a bit different, but they’re all amazing and laidback. Wadden Islands of the Netherlands In the North Sea in the far […]

The Netherlands: 6 Reasons to visit ‘s-Hertogenbosch

wall with graffits

When exploring the Netherlands, make sure to visit ‘s-Hertogenbosch. This picturesque city in the south looks like it’s featuring a fairytale. The city centre has crooked houses and cobblestone streets. Fair enough, I’m biased because I have an apartment here. But if I hadn’t I would still love to visit ‘s-Hertogenbosch just for the food, […]

Unique places to visit in the Netherlands

Unique places to visit in the Netherlands

There are some unique places to visit in the Netherlands, besides the usual Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Netherlands has so much more fun things to offer. For a small country like ours, we have many different sights to explore, from rural areas to pretty beaches and the Dutch islands. Unique sights in the Netherlands Get […]

How to survive Helsinki without a Guidebook

Helsinki without a guidebook Market Boat

You know it’s kind of strange to find yourself on a plane to Helsinki, and you find out about that just a few hours before departure. Sounds ridiculous? Maybe so. To me, this is everyday work. I’ll explain, however, this time it is me who needs to survive Helsinki without a guidebook. How To Survive […]

The ultimate island guide: Mallorca

Thinking of white-sanded beaches? Palm trees and clear blue water? This time I’m not describing Bora Bora or the Maldives. It never crossed my mind, but paradise is closer to home than I thought. Another spontaneous decision led me to a job on the Spanish island Mallorca. Which is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! Living on the island Mallorca, part […]

The ultimate island guide: Malta

“You’ve heard of it, but… where is it again? You know, Malta, that small island in the Mediterranean Sea. That small, pretty island surrounded by clear blue waters and with magical views. Why haven’t you been to this perfect escape destination?” Malta, A Mediterranean Pearl Malta, a pearl in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, is […]