A night at the Best Western Zaan Inn in Zaandam


After our disappointing day in Brussels, we spend one night at the Best Western Zaan Inn Hotel. We arrived at Zaandam in cold, wet and miserable weather. The wind was so cold, it felt like it cut right through our jackets. And it was drizzling – the most horrible weather for arriving at a new destination … Read more

The making of Dutch wooden shoes at Zaanse Schans

Dutch Wooden Shoe making at the Zaanse Schans village near Amsterdam.

After arriving at Zaanse Schans, which is less than 20 minutes from Amsterdam, we decided to first go to the Dutch wooden shoe workshop. We had never seen Dutch wooden clogs before and wanted to learn more about these shoes. Click here for the ultimate list of bucket list items for Amsterdam! Please note that … Read more