Dutch Food – The Ultimate Guide!

The Key To Loving Dutch Food

The Dutch are a lot of things. They are for example the tallest people in the world. I’ll never forget what it was like when I first moved here. I didn’t carry an umbrella in the rain because at 1 meter 64 I could walk under everyone else without them even noticing me. The average Dutch male is 1 meter 83. That is literally, 20 centimeters taller than I am. The Dutch are not, however, master chefs.  It was tough for me to learn to love Dutch food, being an international transplant. The very first time someone offered me a “bitterbal” ( literally, translates to “bitter ball”) I took one bite and promptly spit it back out.

But it has been almost 15 years, and now this girl makes some of the best “boerenkool” in town. So grab a plate, sit down and let me share with you the key to loving Dutch food.

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Picturesque Holland Villages! Ultimate Guide!

The Most Picturesque Holland Villages

These amazing Holland villages are a sight to see. It is impossible not to fall in love with this tiny little green country. The depth of the green was one of the first things I noticed moving here all those years ago. There is a reason for all that green; we call it rain. Holland is lowlands and wetlands, as flat as a pancake and wet as a warthogs backside! No matter which part of this diverse little country you visit, there is always something beautiful to see. These ten picturesque Holland villages have it all, from windmills to canals to castles! Get your camera ready and let’s go!

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Amsterdam – The Ultimate Guide!

Canal at dusk

The Best Things To Do In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is by far one of the world’s most all-encompassing cities. The I AMsterdam slogan is so spot on because we are all Amsterdam indeed. Some of the best things to do in Amsterdam are not specifically the most popular things to do.

Here at The Complete City Guide, we thought our readers deserve a chance to know more about this amazing city. We could talk about the Red Light District or Dam Square.  And there are of course hundreds of coffee shops to visit while you’re here, but you already know that.

So instead, we have chosen to give you a unique perspective on some of the most off-beat, sometimes underground, local things to do while in Amsterdam.  Let’s take a walk together and view this multi-cultural city through the eyes if a local tourist. So without further adieu, here are the ten best things to do in Amsterdam!

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Deventer, The Netherlands – The Ultimate Guide!

Deventer Nederland

The Best Things To Do In Deventer, The Netherlands Deventer, located in Overijssel in the Netherlands is one of the most picturesque cities in Holland.  Due to its location on the Ijssel river, the town has at least two beautiful bridges across that join the two sides of the river. Furthermore, the classic war movie … Read more Deventer, The Netherlands – The Ultimate Guide!

Assen, The Netherlands – The Ultimate Guide!

The Best Things To Do In Assen, The Netherlands

Assen is the home of the TT Circuit Assen. You will know this if you are a superbike fan because world renowned superbikes and formula 1 cars race around these tracks all summer long. Located in the North of the Netherlands, Assen is world famous for its TT races. The TT stands for Tourist Trophy, thus inspired by the famous TT Races on the Isle of Man. Moreover, Assen has so much more to offer!

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Enschede, The Netherlands – Ultimate Guide!

The Best Things to Do In Enschede:

Enschede, the Netherlands is, in fact, the capital city of the region Twente. Home of FC Twente, in all honesty, THE favorite football club of every proud Tukker (Dutch word for a person of the area). Enschede, also known as Eanske in the Twentse dialect, is a college town. With more than 160,000 residents and growing, locals consider it a city.  The University of Twente, to tell the truth, is world renowned for its technical department is an international school.  The university makes Enschede a global hotspot in Holland. As a matter of fact this city close to the German border, this is a Dutch city you must see!

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The Best Things to Do in The Netherlands!

The Netherlands, also referred to as Holland is criss-crossed with canals. The flat landscape is perfect for cycling, with historic town centres, classic windmills and other tourist spots sprinkled across the country. The long coastline is marked by miles of protective dunes and sandy beaches. During springtime the flower gardens become a great attraction providing … Read more The Best Things to Do in The Netherlands!