Over 17 years ago Alan and I fell in love with Amsterdam. We were living in London at the time and Alan needed to come over for business a few times. Of course, I would often come with him and roam the city, while he was working and then we would explore together in the evenings. Those were the days prior to kids, so we ventured to all parts of the city and tried to experience as much as possible. Now here we are returning years later with our kids, ages 9 and 12. The city is just as we remembered. So, we thought we would share some things to do in Amsterdam with kids. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again and we are starting to plot and plan to create the best European Christmas vacation. This time we are looking for a little input from you as well. We will share our circumstances and requirements with you, as well as what is currently on the table for choices. Feel free to comment on our choices or add more to the list for us!
As you know, Lars graduated with honors from high school and had several options for university. There was one University in Europe he wanted the most, but we didn’t want to spill the beans until we cleared a few hurdles. He didn’t want to jinx it and wanted to be sure it was really going to happen.
You may be thinking “What the heck is a Holiday Park?”. Not to worry, we stayed at 3 of the Center Parcs Holiday Parks and tell all. We think they are a wonderful family camping holiday with luxury options.
Our itinerary for an Amsterdam Christmas with teens, was an interesting and fun experience for sure! As you know we have visited Amsterdam several times and it is certainly a top family destination, but this Christmas vacation was one of our favorite trips to Amsterdam. By the way, we also list many things to do in Amsterdam all year too.
Ahhh Christmas dinner! That time of year when families come together and celebrate this festive holiday over a large table of food. Typically, families have their own special traditions, but this year, we are totally throwing tradition out the window. Why? Because we’re celebrating our Christmas dinner at Winter Parade.
You wouldn’t think it would be a difficult task to select our 2017 Christmas destination this year, but we did have a bit of back and forth with several destinations. We want to thank everyone who made suggestions via comments, email and Facebook. None of your suggestions will go to waste, but some may have to be for a future trip. It is a double destination holiday for us, so keep on reading to find out where.
Look out! It is time for a little Luxury at Center Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands.