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

10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Art historian Tea Gudek Snajdar offers special Saturday Art Tours for expats and internationals living in the Netherlands. ‘My idea is that art is here for all of us to enjoy. It shouldn’t be exclusive or understandable to only a small group of art critics. Everyone should be able to appreciate it. That’s why I started … Continue reading 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum