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2 weeks 4 cities in the Netherlands: Part 1

Alison Laycock So, yes 2 weeks 4 cities have gone by but not in a blur. It’s been great as I’ve been able to enjoy the 4 cities I visited over 2 weeks. Arriving in Amsterdam by Eurostar was amazing and I got to spend 5 nights staying in the museum district, then I took the train to Groningen where I spent 3 nights and if anything I wish I had spent 4 nights there although I did manage to fit in everything I wanted to do with added surprises. Next came Leeuwarden, the European

Rotterdam makes it happen

Alison Laycock Rotterdam wasn’t on my first list of places to visit during this month in the Netherlands. However ever since the Eurostar made a stop at Rotterdam central on the way to Amsterdam, I have not been able to get the Beautiful South song out of my head so I gave in. There was also a direct Flixbus ride from Leeuwarden so it made sense to visit ahead of The Hague. The first impression on walking through the centre of Rotterdam was that it is nothing like Amsterdam.

Debating with Erasmus in Rotterdam

Alison Laycock Do you enjoy discussing life’s big questions? Ever wish you could do that with a great philosopher from the past? Well you can do just that at the Erasmus experience in Rotterdam’s library. I found the interactive exercise really thought-provoking and also a welcome change from simply observing and absorbing the cultural aspects in museums. At the start of the activity, I met Erwin who volunteers there and once he had finished explaining the experience to me, h

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