17 Aug, 2019 in Gelderland, Visions

I lived in the Netherlands for two years with lots of visits when not based there, and still – I have failed to make my way to Arnhem. I wasn’t even sure what I’ll find once I get there, but in one of my recent visits to Netherlands for a conference, I decided to go […]

10 Jul, 2019 in Maastricht

TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair, is one of the world’s largest art fairs, and for some reason it annually takes place in Maastricht in the Netherlands. I lived in Maastricht for a while, so that was the first time I had the chance to visit, back in 2017, and felt a bit out of […]

13 Mar, 2018 in Nijmegen

In my last few weeks in the Netherlands I was trying to see as much as possible by taking all kinds of strange train routes and making stops in places I have not been to before. A trip to Tilburg and a block train rail in Eindhoven got me to transfer through Nijmegen, and since I’ve […]

29 Dec, 2017 in The Hague, Visions

My first visit to the Hague was back in 2014, as I was transitioning from Asia to the US and was just blown away by how nice the Netherlands. It took me over a year, to somehow make it back to live in the Netherlands, but further down south in the Limburg province. I thought […]

15 Dec, 2017 in Visions

In my last month living in Europe I visited Tilburg University and took the opportunity to explore the area a bit. Not too far away from Tilburg is Breda, which I’ve been planning to stop by and see for a while. It’s a small lovely town, with the typical Dutch canals, public parks, and some […]

31 Oct, 2017 in Breda, Visions

Breda is just a small Dutch town bordering Belgium, but it’s quite delightful and definitely worth a few hours of exploring. Canals, old town, plenty of cafes and restaurants, and some historical buildings and local attractions.   Here’s a brief tour of my few hours walking around small Breda…     Location:  

17 Oct, 2017 in Eindhoven

One weekend I had family visit, and was looking for something interesting to do, and a quick search revealed that Bryan Adams was in town, with warmups by famous bands I knew from back in high-school but never realized were from the region – like K’s Choice (Dan Owen, and DI-RECT). So, we set off […]

7 Oct, 2017 in Nijmegen

If you live in the Netherlands, then you probably own a bike, or two, and biking is a serious mode of transportation for you, and possibly an important aspect of your life. The very flat Netherlands and the ultra efficient Dutch have managed to make the Netherlands into one of the most bike friendly countries […]

6 Oct, 2017 in Utrecht, Visions

Been in the Netherlands for about two years, passed by Utrecht lots of times from the south going up to Amsterdam, but never really took the time to go around and explore. The closest was during my parents trip, but even then we just did a quick walk and grabbed a bite, and didn’t even […]

27 Sep, 2017 in Limburg

A samba festival in the Netherlands? In Heerlen? Yep, you got it, one lazy weekend I noticed a weird Facebook event near Maastricht and decided to go check it out. Turns out some of the regional Samba groups decided to throw a festival by taking over the small town of Heerlen, 20min from Maastricht, to […]

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