2018 Zomervakantie Day 4 – Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

Almost 15 years ago, my husband proposed to me on a walking path overlooking Neuschwanstein Castle. Today, we took our children there! We didn't quite make the exact spot - the girls were hot and tired, and it was very crowded with a queue to get over the bridge to walk further up the mountain. … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 4 – Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

2018 Zomervakantie Day 3 – Lichtenstein castle and the Austrian Alps

We left our apartment this morning and before heading for Austria, went to check out another nearby castle, Schloss Lichtenstein. I had actually never heard of it, but it's lovely! In fact people may confuse it for the more famous Neuschwanstein, which we are visiting tomorrow. Arriving quite early, we bought a ticket just for … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 3 – Lichtenstein castle and the Austrian Alps

What can the Netherlands offer Australia?  Discussing a possible additional function for DACC

In this guest post by Klaas Woldring, Ph. D. who is secretary of the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre Ltd. (DACC) in Smithfield, Sydney, Australia, he discusses a possible additional function for the DACC and what the Netherlands could mean for Australia. In recent commemorations about the Netherlands in Australia, in 2006 and 2016, understandably there was a heavy … Continue reading What can the Netherlands offer Australia?  Discussing a possible additional function for DACC