SAIL Amsterdam

From the town of Weesp on the Vecht River, we stationed ourselves for quite possibly the largest event we will ever attend.  SAIL Amsterdam, the largest public event in the Netherlands since its debut in 1975 is now also the largest, free nautical event in the world.  SAIL occurs every five-years; although the SAIL Foundation…

Fun Facts

We chose to travel the Vecht River thanks to a tip from a Dutch couple who we’d met in Belgium; we’d selected it based on most direct route for our plans, little did we know at the time it is also one of the most scenic canals in Europe. Getting local information is often the best…

We Trekked Utrecht

Utrecht kept us busy socializing and getting our local culture fix.  We toured the exhibits at the Centraal Museum.  The museum’s primary exhibit was celebrating Nijntje’s 60 Jaar (little rabbit’s 60th birthday, a.k.a. Miffy).  Nijntje was created by author/illustrator Dick Bruna and this year celebrates 60 years of children’s stories.  The exhibit was a fantastic children’s,…