Monthly Archives: April 2011

Het Loo and Kröller-Müller

Today we had out last ‘excursion’ together (tear)! We woke up early and took a bus about two hours away from Leiden to the Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn. It is a former hunting lodge of the Dutch royal family. … Continue reading

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Eindhoven and Cologne

Before I begin I’m going to share a picture I took on a train that was so packed there was no where to sit. We had to sit on the floor in the area between train cars. What glamorous lives … Continue reading

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Belgium

This past Weds-Fri I went to Belgium. First on the agenda was Brussels. We took a train from Leiden to Brussels but on the way there a minor fiasco happened. When purchasing the tickets many of us clicked that we … Continue reading

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Little update

I will be in Brussels and Brugge Belgium, Eindhoven Netherlands and Cologne Germany from Wednesday-Monday. I will be posting lots of pictures and a blog post once I get back from this last adventure (minus Queens Day of course). I’m … Continue reading

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Things I love (I put pictures when applicable): Hagelslag (in the Netherlands, chocolade hagelslag or chocolate sprinkles, is used as a sandwich topping) Vla (type of custard) Suikerbrood Pea soup Frisian bakeries Canals Biking Dutch pancakes The amount of leisure … Continue reading

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Girl with the Pearl Earring

This past Friday we went to Den Haag. We walked around the buildings where the Dutch Parliament is located. Many of them are very old buildings where nobility and knights lived or worked. We also walked past the Queen’s office which was … Continue reading

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Paris

My weekend trip to Paris was absolutely amazing. Thursday after class my friends Liz, Fulani, Jacob, Lexi, Mike and I took a bus from Amsterdam Amstel train station to Paris. We stopped in a few places along the way including … Continue reading

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