Six things I wanna do in my own country

As traveling still isn’t an option, I’ve been exploring my own country. I have to say that I’m surprised at my findings. There’s a lot of places I didn’t know existed and loads of things you can do in the Netherlands, that I hadn’t heard of. Time to make another list: Six things I wanna do in my own country.

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The Netherlands guide for the Ordinary Traveler

Wanderlust Wonderland brings you: a travel guide for ordinary travelers, with must-sees, tips and tricks and the most delicious food, for ordinary travelers, like you and me. 

Thanks to the corona virus, traveling is getting harder and harder. But to look at the bright side of things, because I couldn’t go far, I decided to travel around for a bit in my own country and I have discovered some wonderful new places! I have shared a lot of them with you already and it’s now time for an overview. A travel guide for the Netherlands!

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The Netherlands back in time

After spending some time in Alkmaar, we drove a little bit more south, towards Amsterdam. Only half an hour from Alkmaar is the Zaanse Schans. It’s an area in the city of Zaandam that looks like it’s frozen in time. I had seen pictures and even though all of it looked very kitsch and slightly ridiculous, it still seemed like fun, so we decided to visit for a bit.

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A trip to little Venice

A while back, I discovered a little town called Giethoorn, also known as Little Venice or Dutch Venice. I never heard of it, but when I saw some pictures, I was sold. The place looked mesmerizing and I really wanted to go there. And just last month, we finally did!

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A little bit of Amsterdam and the Moco Museum

We had a fun day in Amsterdam, finally visiting the Rijksmuseum and having delicious kroketten for lunch. But that was only half a day. Time for the second half of our daytrip to Amsterdam!

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Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Kroketten

I’ve written some posts about my own country, such as stories about De Efteling and the Tulip Festival, but nothing yet about our capital: Amsterdam! A few weeks back we decided to go there on my day off, to see two museums and a bit of the city.

I have been wanting to go to the Rijksmuseum forever. I remember once seeing a commercial that said children under 18 could go in for free. As I was 17 back then, I remember thinking: now is the time to go! And finally, at age 24, I went.

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Tiptoe through the Tulips

The tulip season has started! One of the things the Dutch are famous for, are the tulips. And now they are in full bloom! I had never seen the tulip fields, so I decided to change that. A week ago, we finally went to see them, and they were so stunning!

From about april 15th until half of may, the tulips are in bloom. Which results in endless fields of color. Pink, yellow, purple, red… Row after row of the brighest colors. It was amazing to see. As I said, I’ve never seen these fields before, and I’m really glad I did now. They made me so happy, all those colorful flowers!

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Fairy tale Forest and Rollercoasters

Yesterday it was Boyfriend’s birthday and as a surprise, I took him to the Efteling, a theme park in the Netherlands that focuses on fairy tales. When I was a kid, we went every year because this theme park is amazing and definitely a must when visiting the Netherlands!

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Six things I want to do in my own country (part two)

Why not be a tourist in your own country? I’m certain there are a lot of beautiful or amazing things to do there that you haven’t done yet. I wrote down six things I wanted to do in the Netherlands and when I posted this list, I almost immediately came up with some other new things I haven’t done before. Time for a second list!

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