• Weissensee in Austria, with a perfect reflection of the houses and mountains in the lake. Some snow on the mountain.
    Austria,  City,  Couples,  Germany,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip

    2020 travels in review

    As for us all, 2020 was completely different than we expected. We had only one trip abroad to Austria. Other than that we stayed in The Netherlands. Luckily we made some beautiful trips in The Netherlands during the Summer. So here are our 2020 travels from month to month. January Just like in 2019 we started the New Year at friends in Almere. We played board games and watched the fireworks. Our first outing was Uden on Ice with my nieces during Christmas break. Later in the month I went shopping with a friend in Uden, while Paul and Yuri had the day for themselves. The last day of the…

  • To show a picture from one our 2019 travels. In the back the Eiffle tower. Trees in front of it. Then the river Seine. Cosette and Yuri standing on a bridge with a lot of locks attached to it.
    City,  Couples,  France,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip,  summer,  winter

    2019 travels in review

    We had a good travel year, last year. We traveled in Europe, mostly the western part. We had trips in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Spain. Our 2019 travels were fantastic in one word. January We started the New Year with friends in Almere. Playing board games and watching the fireworks. After this we started our 2019 travels with a visit to Uden on Ice our with my sister and nieces during Christmas break. Ice skating and tubing is so fun to do. On a weekend we went to the Open Air Museum in Arnhem, we did the ‘Elfstedentocht’ route. It was a winter only event.…

  • To show a picture of our 2018 travels. An overview of Cesky Krumlov, a river flowing through in the middle. The roofs and streets covered in snow.
    City,  Couples,  Czech Republic,  France,  Kids,  Netherlands,  roadtrip,  snow,  summer,  winter

    2018 travels in review

    2020 has already started, and we already made some trips. But in this post I want to take you back to 2018. We did a lot of trips, mostly in The Netherlands. It wasn’t the easiest year for us, but we got through it and we were still able to travel. Here are our 2018 travels per month. January A quiet month, we only took 3 trips. With Yuri’s class we went to castle de Haar and had a guided tour here. It was fun and informative. On a good level the kids learned a lot about how the owners have lived in the castle over the centuries. We went…

  • A hotelroom at Van der Valk Hotel Tiel, with a double bed, 2 chairs next to the window with a small table in between
    Couples,  Hotel review,  Netherlands,  Tiel

    A night at Van der Valk hotel Tiel

    Since Paul’s office hosted a party at the Van der Valk hotel Tiel, we decided to stay the night. It turned out to be a good decision, we loved our stay here and are going back with Yuri (some day). The Party The party was great, good food. There was lots of choice and the ambiance was good. The food was displayed market style. Each “market stall” had a different theme which corresponded with the food available. So there was Italian, Dutch, USA. The waiting staff, from Van der Valk hotel Tiel, that helped us at the party was friendly and helped out good. So also did the staff at…