Destination: Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands

While still in Amsterdam, I also made a day trip to the Keukenhof Gardens, considered one of the largest flower gardens in Europe. It's located in the town of Lisse, about 40 kilometers from Amsterdam, and accessible via buses, thereby making it a convenient day trip over. Considering that I was in the Netherlands in … Continue reading Destination: Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands

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Destination: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Part 2)

Once my first day of Amsterdam was over, I woke up early the next morning for the hostel's complimentary breakfast before heading over to the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands which houses both Dutch and international artists' works (including that of the country's own Rembrandt van Rijn). Admission fee wasn't cheap (17 euros), … Continue reading Destination: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Part 2)

Destination: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Part 1)

With the vacances d'avril (aka "Easter holidays") just about to start this year, it's time for me to recount my travels around this time last year, during my first year as an assistante in France. Similar to what I'd done during the vacances de Noël that year with the ambitious trip to the UK and Ireland, I hopped through many countries that … Continue reading Destination: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Part 1)