Kristin and Meghan Take on Europe (Holland) – Part Two – Hamilton Traveling Photographer

This blog post is a long time in the making!  If you want to read up on our First Stop- Iceland then head to this post here!  There should be a ton more pictures, but in my defence I took my vacation in Holland just taking it all in.

This was my first time in the motherland.  My grandparents immigrated from Holland to Canada and my parents were born in Canada but our heritage was still a large part of our every day life and in some ways going to Holland was an extension of our home.  It was so amazing to see the land where my grandparents called home up until they were teenagers.  It was a feeling I couldn’t even describe.

We still have relatives in Holland, my dad’s cousins, and they graciously hosted us for a couple of the days while we were there.  Even though our extended family is split by an ocean it was incredible to see how genetics are so strong! I could have sworn one of my dads cousins was actually his brother- mannerisms and looks- so much the same! We were so blessed by their amazing hospitality and some of the highlights were eating cake for breakfast at Novo , visiting the cheese shop and the tour of Groningen.

After a few days with family, they dropped us off at the train and Meghan and I zipped into Amsterdam for the last few days.  We stayed at a super cool Airbnb with the most sketchiest elevators and the steepest stairs I have ever climbed.   Our first day in the city we visited The Rijks Museum which I have no words for.  Meghan and I are made for traveling together as we each did our own thing in the museum and then every now and then we’d text each other and meet up and then venture into the next exhibit.

We managed to find a market in Amsterdam and tried ALL THE DUTCH things, lol! We had stroop wafles– that were the best stroop waffles in the world, we had poffertjes, Meghan had fish, and we bought lots of droppies! All in all it was such an incredible trip and I cannot wait to go again some day! We had a bit of trouble flying out from Amsterdam as my luggage was quite overweight from all the cheese, beerenburger and droppies! But I managed to sneak some into my carry on and in Meghan’s carry on and we made it through!

Meghan and I have no travel plans in the works- but we are hoping to get away again sometime-maybe next Spring?! Any suggestions of where to head next?

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