A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

A Visit to the Tulips at Keukenhof (Beautiful gardens and angry ladies)

As synonymous with The Netherlands as the coffee shops of Amsterdam and the wooden clogs of, er, the people who wear wooden clogs, this part of the world is famous for the patchwork fields of brightly coloured tulips that emerge from their bulbs every Spring and create a big old paintbox of gloriousness in the [...]

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

Ijmuiden (The Blusteriest Beach in all The Netherlands)

I'm going to be deadly seriously honest here, pals, and say right away that whenever I've been living on a ship that docks at Ijmuiden, this tiny town in the Netherlands has not been everybody's cup of tea. And this is for three main reasons: firstly because it's not a bustling busy city (the closest [...]

What to do in Rotterdam (or, oh my days that is one full on cool city)

What to do in Rotterdam (or, oh my days that is one full on cool city)

Most people head straight for Amsterdam when they take a trip to The Netherlands, which is understandable- it's an awesome old city with a tonne of stuff to see and do and which is famous round the whole world. (For various reasons, know what I'm saying? Wink wink, nudge nudge and all that) But Rotterdam [...]