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7 Things I Will Miss Most About Leiden

Leiden has been my home for the past 7 years. Until my recent move to The Hague this city was my pride & joy. Now that I’ve moved on, I realize how lucky I’ve been to live in this…

This Is What The Hague Looks Like In Autumn

The Hague (Den Haag) is my favorite city to celebrate autumn season in! The city is home to Dutch politics, glorious beaches and many parks, excellent for an autumn themed stroll. If you’re curious to see what The Hague…

10 ways to become Dutch – Summer Edition

A while ago I taught you the important lesson of 19 ways to become Dutch. I know that many of you have started practicing and now summer’s here, it’s time for a new lesson. With the current heatwave, you need to survive…

A scavenger hunt through the poetry murals in Leiden

Leiden, a city I have told you about before, is historically a city that has produced many painters, writers and scientists. No wonder this city has a deep connection with a wall poetry project that has decorated the city…

Bucket list inspiration – Kingsday

It must be a strange sight for foreigners when suddenly the entire nation stands up, puts on a bright orange outfit and starts to party for almost two days straight. I’m talking about Kingsday, a traditional Dutch holiday celebrated…

19 ways to become Dutch

Always wondered what it would be like to live in the Netherlands as a local? Or are your hopes and dreams already shattered because you just didn’t fit in? Today I’m giving you some (tongue in cheek) advice on…

Where to eat in Leiden- a local’s food guide

Everybody is a local somewhere! After almost a year of travel blogging, I haven’t been talking a lot about my own backyard, the Netherlands. Where better to start than in my own home town, Leiden – a lesser known…

Bucket list inspiration – Leiden’s Ontzet

This week’s bucket list item is one very close to me, literally. Leiden is one of the cutest cities you’ll ever see. It’s the place I adore so much I started living in it. Every year, on the 3rd…