Category Archives: Netherlands

The Netherlands in Pictures

The Netherlands in Pictures

Amsterdam is a bustling city, full of art, culture, canals, tall old houses with fancy gables on top, bicycles, graffiti, souvenir shops, McDonalds, marijuana cafes, and, most of all, tourists. It’s alternately grubby and charming, with something for every taste—a place where the hottest tickets in town are Madame Toussaud’s wax museum, the Anne Frank… Read More

Old and New Netherlands

Old and New Netherlands

With 10 days between our housesits in Denmark and Belgium, we set off to the Netherlands to binge on art and architecture. I expected to revel in old things—17th-century paintings and traditional canal houses with decorative gables. I didn’t expect to find so many modern things to love. Read More