This blog post includes a few of my favourite things. Pad thai, being one of them. Pretty blue china plates with rose gold cutlery being the second. And, jazz by the canal being the third.
Jazz in de Gracht – or Jazz in the canal is an annual jazz festival here in Holland. Recently, I went along to check it out after work. It was a warm summers evening and a perfect mid-week musical break.
The cute food trucks, jazz playing from boats (only in Holland!) and the balmy temperature made for a perfect end of summer atmosphere. The Netherlands has a lot to offer in terms of free, community events.
As Autumn (my favourite season) approaches, I’m excited to see the country in all it’s crisp, orange-leaved glory very soon!
This Easter, my folks paid me a visit in (sometimes) sunny Holland. It was a wonderful long weekend filled with cheese, chocolate, Indian food, boat trips and general tourist-like behavior.
The tulip and cheese museums were a big hit. Unlimited cheese sampling + tulips = a winning combination in my books.
Standing by the Amsterdam sign without being photobombed by several other tourists is pretty much near impossible on Easter weekend, but I’m glad I finally took a photo by the famous sign after having lived here for over 3 months already!
Easter and food go hand in hand (just like Christmas, calories don’t count during Easter remember)! After a spot of baking, I ticked off two other Dutch delicacies as I tried Dutch pancakes and Hagelslag .
Nutella and banana is one of my favourite food combinations so I had to get that on my pancakes. Next time, I’ll be sure to try some traditionally Dutch toppings.
Hagelslag is the wonderful rainbow-sprinkled bread shown above. These sugary sprinkles eaten on buttered bread are a common children’s breakfast in the Netherlands, something that I could definitely get used to 🙂
Hope you had a wonderful Easter wherever you are in the world!