It has been a year since we went to Bruges, but better post late than never. It was a lovely trip, the hotel we stayed at was amazing, the city was charming and the fact that I was very pregnant and the day we arrived was the peak of the heatwave (not a recipe for success, trust me) didn’t spoil the weekend in Bruges at all.
As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, 2016 was a fun year. The highlight was that we found out we’re expecting a baby (and right after confirming our move to the Netherlands). At first I was worried and a little scared. My usual weapon against fear is information, so I went online and did the research that started with “pregnant in Amsterdam” and ended with a very happy delivery of the baby 9 months later.
You probably don’t know this about me, but I LOVE museums. Well-designed museum experiences make me a happy camper (think apps, fun audio guides, interactive things and story routes that make your museum experience memorable). Amsterdam has many great museums and I’ll share the first five I’ve visited so far. But first, a few tips.
We’ve been living in Amsterdam for 5 months now. Some of you asked how it went and I thought I’d sum it up here. Relocating to Amsterdam wasn’t hard. It was complex, but not as hard as one would assume, also thanks to lots of help and guidance from my employer, Booking.com, – they relocate many foreigners to Amsterdam and their processes are very smooth. So for anyone moving to Amsterdam, here’s a checklist, which, I hope, will be of help.
If you are visiting Amsterdam and would like to consider leaving some Euros in the local economy when splurging on souvenirs, or would like to bring home something other than weed-shaped magnets, or you live here and are stuck with ideas of what to bring as a souvenir when visiting friends abroad – read on as below is my personal list of souvenirs from Amsterdam.
Some places are good to come back to, just to see if they have changed at all. Or maybe it’s you who has changed? Here’s our recent weekend trip to Cologne with some gorgeous photos by Anton where even Kölner Dom fits into the entire shot!
This was my move number 4 (Ukraine – Germany – Ukraine – Malaysia – Netherlands) and I do have a few things to say about moving countries.
This has been the smoothest move by far, not only because we were better prepared than all the previous times, but also because we have finally figured out our own life formula. Let me explain.
So we have been in Amsterdam for almost 3 months now. Time flies, weather changes and this newly rediscovered seasonality is really pushing me to write things down and capture the memories while they’re fresh.