It is no surprise to anybody that I love the Netherlands. I grew up in a town with lots of Dutch ancestry and I’ve always been fascinated by their culture. My mom has made several trips to the Netherlands and her stories have always made me want to go even more. I was so excited when I finally had the opportunity to go there myself. I hope you enjoy these pictures of some of the highlights of my trip!

Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
Lopik, Netherlands
Lopik, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Gigantic flower market - Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Gigantic flower market – Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Ten Boom Home of the Hiding Place – Haarlem, Netherlands
Our Lord in the Attic, a church that was hidden in a canal home and used for centuries – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Dam Square – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The canals are such a gorgeous addition to this wonderful city – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles outnumber people in Amsterdam, so the traffic lights even are in the shape of bicycles – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The church in the background is the same one that Anne Frank listened to every day during her time in hiding – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The original pictures that Anne Frank hung on her wall in the hidden annex – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The toilet of Anne Frank’s secret annex – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The sink from Anne Frank’s hiding place – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alkmaar, Netherlands
These Dutch Pancakes were so unbelievably delicious, I could’ve eaten dozens of them – Alkmaar, Netherlands
I had to try one of the foods that the Netherlands is best known for, herring – Alkmaar, Netherlands
Fresh flowers for sale – Alkmaar, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
“There was a girl who lived in a shoe” – Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
Maybe Cinderella’s glass slipper was actually a Swarovski-covered wooden clog? – Zaanse Schans, Netherlands
For those days that you only need 3 eggs, not any more – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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