Rotterdam by public transport – A long weekend in Europe’s coolest city

Although it might be a pre-emptive proclamation, we believe that Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, is Europe's coolest city in our opinion (and maybe just a bit behind Portland, OR in our "World's Coolest City" ranking). We've made a couple of trips to the city and this post summarises our highlights covering … Continue reading Rotterdam by public transport – A long weekend in Europe’s coolest city

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Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our favourite restaurants in Europe covering Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Do check out Part 1 as well covering countries to the West of these (France, UK, Iceland, etc). Leave a comment at the end with your favourite restaurants in any of these cities. Italy Rome The Netherlands … Continue reading Top restaurants in European cities (ranked by Yolek) – Part 2

the Ploumanach beach in Brittany

Top 7 Incredibly Beautiful Villages in Europe *

We have been extremely lucky to see a fair amount of (*western) Europe since moving to the UK so we set out to select 7 of the most beautiful villages we've encountered in our European travels. In line with the socio-political climate, the UK is still part of Western Europe 😛 We try to make … Continue reading Top 7 Incredibly Beautiful Villages in Europe *

Spring & Summer Highlights 2017 – Our Eurotrip

As of the time of publishing this post, half of 2017 is behind us. And this first half of the year had some of our most varied and extensive travelling of our lives thanks to a 6-month Schengen visa (thank you Danish Consulate). So we've decided to share our highlights of the year so far. … Continue reading Spring & Summer Highlights 2017 – Our Eurotrip

Utrecht day trip to The Hague and Gouda feat. best meal in Holland

Our 1st full day of Netherlands travel was spent on a short daytrip to the city of Den Haag (The Hague) and the village of Gouda, a 40 min train ride from our base Utrecht. The main reason for visiting The Hague was the Escher Museum but we went on to enjoy Gouda, the Mauritshuis museum … Continue reading Utrecht day trip to The Hague and Gouda feat. best meal in Holland

Best of the Netherlands in 1 day using Holland Travel Ticket

We realized quite early into our Netherlands trip that public transport in the Netherlands is fairly expensive. With other countries, we find cheap ticket alternatives by either booking very early (the UK) or booking exactly 14 days before travel (Switzerland). The only ticket we found online that helped maximize travel options was the Holland Travel … Continue reading Best of the Netherlands in 1 day using Holland Travel Ticket

Amsterdam – A dream destination in every way

Amsterdam is one of the world's top tourist hubs for one good reason - there is something for everyone. We devoted 1.5 days of our 4 day Netherlands trip to Amsterdam and took in nightlife by the canals (Red Light District, cafes), some incredible museums (Rijkmuseum, Van Gogh), delicious Dutch food & Belgian beer (checkout … Continue reading Amsterdam – A dream destination in every way