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April 15, 2021

COVID-RECOMMENDATION: CYCLING IN THE TULIP FIELDS OF LISSE

One amazing thing about living in the Netherlands is that it is really easy to visit the tulip fields in Lisse. Lisse is the town where the Keukenhof is located; the Keukenhof is botanical garden which mainly focuses on landscaping with tulips. In 2019 I visited the tulip fields of Lisse as I was super curious for the multi-colored fields. I cannot believe I hadn’t done this before and it is my must do recommendation for the upcoming holidays as it can also easily be enjoyed during COVID. In this blogpost I combined information and pictures of my several visits to this beautiful region.

April 11, 2021

OUR KEUKENHOF 2021 VISIT AS A COVID TEST EVENT

On April 9 2021 I was able to visit the gardens of the Keukenhof, when it reopened for a test event after nearly two years of closure. The Dutch government appointed some events, theme parks and theaters to open to a small number of people to test whether they could be opened safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. My sister was super quick to get us tickets for the first day the Keukenhof was open and we had an amazing day with no crowds. If you have the opportunity to visit the Keukenhof by means of a test event, you should absolutely go, because it is a true delight to get to enjoy the Keukenhof with this little people. In my blogpost I will explain what we had to do to visit the Keukenhof and I will show you an impression of our day amongst the beautiful tulips!

March 29, 2021

VANLIFE PART 3: THE BASICS OF CONVERTING A VAN

We were able to pick up our van in July 2020 and immediately started planning and building. In this blogpost you can read how we started our build and what we installed on the exterior and interior before we could get to the fun part: the furniture and decorations (which are more my thing). This blog is more about the technical aspects of the build, so I will add a little disclaimer: if I write “we” in this blog I mean “Hielke”. I was highly pregnant during most of this phase, so I didn’t play an important part in the installing except discussing options with Hielke.

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