The Netherlands

Location: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Lisse

Fun Fact: The Netherlands was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage! Go Netherlands!


Sorry for the late post, you guys! I've been traveling so much and have been so busy all summer!

Back in May, I went to Amsterdam for nine days to visit my cousin and WOW, what a super-packed nine days it was! Between the local boutiques, cafe-hopping (my favourite was PLUK), food stalls and restaurants, and petting every dog I ran into, I didn't stop for a minute! Don't worry, I'll be posting a guide to Amsterdam in the coming weeks, so look out for that!

Amsterdam is absolutely wonderful! Apart from the city being gorgeous, it's rich in history and culture, it's extremely clean, the food is great and there's just a general joie de vivre there that I haven't found in many other European cities. Everyone is just always in a good mood. 

While I was there, I decided to do a couple of day trips since everything is so close by. I took a 20-minute train ride to Utrecht, visited the stunning tulips fields in Lisse, went to the beach in Zandvoort and hopped over the border to Belgium to indulge in their famous chocolate and waffles. YUM.

It's such an amazing country and I can't wait to be back someday!

P.S. Some of the best accounts to follow for Dutch life are @onahazymorning @amsterdamworld.