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 […]

9 bucket list things to do in Europe

things to do in Europe

There are so many exciting things to do in Europe. This continent is super versatile with its 51 independent states. 26 countries are part of the Schengen area which means you can move freely across borders. In addition, it’s often cheap to get from one country to another. I once bought a return flight from […]

Adventure bucket list of Coco Dee ~ part 1

woman wearing hat facing The Great Wall of China

The adventure bucket list of Coco Dee is an ever-changing long list of awesome things I want to do and see. This list keeps on growing and it seems like a neverending story. But there are so many awesome things to see and do in the world! This adventure bucket list is super random and […]

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 […]

Hostels in Rotterdam: Save money on your trip

King-Kong-Hostel-Rotterdam-stay-in-a-hostel

The hostels in Rotterdam are some of the most fun in the Netherlands! They are cheeky, colourful and super engaging with their guests. Most of them are Instagram worthy with their beautiful murals or funny quotes. Hostels in Rotterdam are an excellent cheap alternative for hotels. Hostels in Rotterdam: For the traveller who wants to […]

Bucket list: 8 Festivals in Europe

festivals in Europe

Winter is almost over and that means it’s time for the festivals in Europe! I’m a huge fan of music festivals and I would love to cross them all from my bucket list. It has something to do with the relaxed vibe, different styles of music and sharing these days with friends. 8 Awesome festivals […]

City breaks & adventurous trips: Coco Dee 2019

City-breaks-adventurous-trips-Plitvice

It has been a year of city breaks and other adventures. Starting with New Years on the other side of the world. Followed by trips that can be described as adventurous. Although when I look back on my travels in 2019, my first thought is that I had a quiet year. Now I’m writing this […]

What to do when your flight is cancelled

Your Flight Is Cancelled air view

So it happened to you too. Your flight got cancelled. Certainly, a shitty thing that can happen to anyone. I can’t undo the cancellation for you. However, I can make things run more smoothly for you, by helping you with tips on what to do when your flight is cancelled. Tips on what to do […]

Planning my trip to Iceland

Planning Iceland

Oh my God, I finally booked my flights to Iceland, my dream destination for years already. Besides the gorgeous landscapes and impressive waterfalls, I’m really keen on seeing the Northern Lights. I know Iceland is beautiful during the Summer (and has nicer temperatures then). However, I found really cheap flights from Amsterdam to Keflavik with […]

How to visit a Baltic and a scandinavian country in 1 weekend

Helsinki srprs Crew Scandinavian

A weekend in October, I found myself on my way to Finland. That morning I had no idea I would be going to Finland, not to mention Estonia in the same weekend. However, I was finding myself in this exact situation. An amazing weekend where I got to see 2 cities in a Baltic country and a Scandinavian […]

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 […]

The coolest spots to shop in Antwerp

That Antwerp is a true walhalla for fashionistas, is the city’s best-kept secret. Besides London, New York, Milan and Paris, the second largest city of Belgium has countless stylish boutiques, concept stores, and design shops. In addition, Antwerp’s fashion museum is the place to go for us fashion freaks. For everyone who wants to shop […]

Looking back at 2016 in travels

The year I fell in love, got my heart broken and travelled halfway around the world. The year I worked onboard a cruise ship. The year I escaped to the Mediterranean for the Summer but managed to find my way back home before the year ends. 2016 in Numbers In 2016 I travelled to: 4 […]

How I travel and NOT sell all my stuff

Know the story, ‘How I sold everything I own and went backpacking’, or ‘How I quit my corporate job and went travelling’? All very cool and I have a huge amount of respect for those travellers, but this is not for me. How I still travel the world on a regular base? Without giving up my […]