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Tagged With: Netherlands

Meditation Centre At Schiphol Airport

Schiphol remains one of my favourite airports for a variety of reasons. It is spacious and well-planned, offers free wifi access for an hour throughout the airport terminal, has excellent signage (including estimated walking time from one area to another), has lots of spaces for resting, has a free mini version of Rijksmuseum, and has … Continue reading »

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A Glimpse of the Beauty of the Netherlands

One need not go very far to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the Netherlands. Take these photos, for instance. They’re photos of a river that can be found just behind Amsterdam’s RAI International Exhibition and Congress Center. [NB: ‘RAI’ is pronounced as ‘rye’, i.e. rhyming with ‘my’.] Please click on each photo to … Continue reading »

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Missing Stroopwafels

When Lola and I were in Amsterdam last April, I chanced upon some stroopwafels. Also known as syrup waffles in English, they are thin waffles with a syrup filling, said to have been first made in Gouda in the Netherlands, during the 18th or 19th century. It was love at first bite for me! Here … Continue reading »

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A Dutch Treat: Chocolate Sprinkles for Breakfast!

Yes, you read it right. Chocolate sprinkles for breakfast. Only in the Netherlands, dank u. First, you take a piece of bread. Then you spread some butter on it. And for the pièce de résistance: generously put some chocolate sprinkles right on top! The butter serves a very important role — it stops the chocolate … Continue reading »

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