Life in the Dam

I’ve written a lot about all of the places that we went in 2017 (see earlier post for comprehensive list), but I haven’t really done a post about our Amsterdam visitors, or the activities we like to do in Amsterdam. So here is that post. We were very fortunate to have so many friends and…

2018 – the year ahead

Happy New Year! I wanted to do a quick post to recap all of the places we went in 2017 and to also update y’all on what’s been going on in Amsterdam as well as our plans for 2018. 2017 2017 was a great year of traveling to new places for us. We visited the…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

Well, I can’t believe that we’ve lived in this beautiful city for over a month now! It is such a great place to call home. The other day while I was talking with my family on FaceTime they were asking me to describe differences between the Netherlands and the US. This inspired me to really…

Step 2: Purchase Fiets

[Editors Note: It would have made for a great blog post to have a picture of said fiets, so I’ll try to remember to post one later.] Once we secured an apartment to live in, we decided to go ahead and get our bikes. At first I was set on getting a bike with gears…

Step 1: Find a place to live

It’s been a crazy few days since we arrived in Amsterdam last week. The jet lag is starting to wear off, we’ve actually managed to get around by public transportation, and we started our house hunting adventure. We had a call with our real estate agent when we were back in the States and told…

Welcome to Amsterdam

Hallo! When my husband learned that he would be doing a two year rotation with his job in Amsterdam, I immediately started dreaming about all of the places we could travel. I wanted to be able to share our adventures with friends and family back home, so I thought I’d try my hand at this…