Celebrating Dutch-American Heritage Day!

Today we celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day in the U.S.! President Bush declared this day in 1991 to honor the long standing friendship between the United States and The Netherlands. (Read President Bush’s Proclamation here from November 14, 1991 declaring November 16, 1991 officially as “Dutch-American Heritage Day”.) Don’t confuse this with …

Wakeboarding – The Dutch Way!

I grew up around a lake and water sports were a daily part of my summers in small town Iowa. My friends and I spent numerous hours water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, and canoeing. Not to mention all the time soaking up the sun on docks, inter tubes and rafts (luckily my summers were filled with more sunshine than the Dutchies get! 😉 ).Continue reading

Dutch Haring… Dangling or Sliced?

June 13th marks the official start of the Dutch Haring season! The launch takes place each year in Scheveningen and the first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe (young haring caught between mid May and the end of June) is sold for the season. How do you eat Dutch haring (or like …

Happy Dutch-American Friendship Day!

Stefan and I are doing our part in keeping Dutch/American relations strong! I learned a little background about this day… The Netherlands was the first country to recognize (even if unofficially) the independence of the United States (yeah Dutchies!)! When John Adams bought a house in the Hague, it became …

A Very Dutch New Year’s Eve!

I’m sorry to say I won’t be spending New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands this year, but I will be with my Dutch husband and that makes up for it! After several visits to the Netherlands, last year was my first time there during New Years. I’d heard about the …

Utrecht – More than Stage 1!

Utrecht is on my mind (probably along with the rest of Nederland and the cycling world). I know, I know… it’s a BIG deal to host the start of the Tour de France! I don’t want to take away from the Aussie’s historical victory… but Utrecht is so much more …

Windmills & Selfies

      It’s  National Mill Day in the Netherlands this weekend so I’d like to honor it with sharing our attempts at selfies with windmills. Keep in mind it’s why they are called windmills… located in windy areas… so we have to embrace our wild hair in these selfies! …

Liberation Day

Liberation Day is celebrated by the Dutch on May 5. Also known as Freedom Day, this historic day commemorates the end of WWII in the Netherlands. Even though the war wasn’t over in the rest of Europe, the Germans surrendered here on May 5, 1945 in Wageningen at the Hotel …