5 Reasons to visit Amsterdam in autumn

Amsterdam is one of the most charming European cities with its historic canals and townhouses, picturesque bridges and narrow cobbled streets. As a Dutch native, I can still very much appreciate the city’s beauty. Each season transforms the Dutch capital into a whole other scene. And although most tourists visit Amsterdam in spring and summer, […]

Autumn’s glory on the Clingendael estate

There’s no doubt about it, autumn is here in all its glory. Unlike other years we are enjoying a sunny October which means even more colourful leaves. In Park Clingendael in The Hague it is especially a colourful spectacle as the Japanese Garden is open again to the public. The Japanese garden has limited access: […]

A visit to the pumpkin patch

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It’s October already! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. Because of the prolonged summer weather it doesn’t feel like autumn at all. Nonetheless, I decided to go to a pumpkin farm this weekend to pick the perfect pumpkins for decorations. In Lisserbroek, a small town between Haarlem and Leiden, I found […]

Autumnal Weekend Escape to Limburg

Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to have a rejuvenating weekend full of new discoveries. It had been over 20 years since my last visit to the most southern spot of the Netherlands; Vaals. Although it is only a three hour drive from my home, somehow I just never felt compelled to travel to […]

Autumn Leaves

One of life’s little luxuries to me is the beauty of nature. I can really get excited about blossom, flowers, gorgeous landscapes, and autumn leaves. This year it seems, but I might be mistaken, that the leaves are much more vibrant and colorful. But then again, we are blessed with a lot of sunny days this […]

Savoury Pumpkin Crêpes

Crisp autumn evenings are best spent at home with family and friends. I love to entertain and prepare different foods, snacks and cheese platters for my guests. Collecting and mixing autumn flavours and seasonal products is for me a way to celebrate the season. That’s how I came up with a recipe for savoury pumpkin […]

Perk up your balcony for fall

I have a feeling that last week was the last of summer and that autumn is bound to set in the coming weeks. I tried to procrastinate clearing out my summer decorations in and around my home, but as we are approaching October, it feels a bit off to still have turquoise and sea shells […]