Netherlands

Castle de Haar: visiting the prettiest castle in the Netherlands

Castle de Haar: visiting the prettiest castle in the Netherlands

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, Mr. and I decided to turn off those laptops and go on an adventure. What was on our schedule? A visit to Castle de Haar, the largest castle in the Netherlands, not even half an hour’s drive away from our house! I had no idea the castle even existed, until the Australian Brooke told me about it. I feel a bit ashamed, because it’s such a fairy tale-like castle. It is so grand and beautiful and medieval that I almost can’t believe that this is located in the Netherlands, instead of France. Check it out!

The 4 busiest attractions in Amsterdam (+ how to avoid waiting in line)

The 4 busiest attractions in Amsterdam (+ how to avoid waiting in line)

Amsterdam is a must visit destination. I should know: I’m Dutch, and I live only 30 minutes from the city center. From the gorgeous canals, to the beautiful parks, the crooked houses in the hip Jordaan area and the world class museums: Amsterdam is really as diverse as it is beautiful. But unfortunately it is also overrun with tourists. This shouldn’t scare you away from visiting, however, you should just be a little more prepared when planning your trip. There are some simple tricks to avoid spending hours of your precious time waiting in lines.

With all the world famous museums that are located here, it would be a shame to waste too much time waiting in line for them. You could spend that extra time eating poffertjes or bitterballen, for crying out loud! Luckily there’s actually many ways to skip waiting in line. Today I’m sharing the four busiest attractions and how to avoid the lines in Amsterdam! (yes, including those of the Anne Frank house!)