Giethoorn: the whole village is connected by a water canal system instead of actual roads - brilliant!

Would love to go to this little Dutch village and . It's called Giethoorn The whole village is connected by a water canal system instead of actual roads so the locals commute daily by boats, kayaks or canoes. Like a Dutch Venice!

Winter in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Winter in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I was born in a winter month. I'm all about the snow and rural snow-covered roads, magical forest cottages hidden from the madding crowd.

Tulip Festival 2012- Albany, NY- girl in Dutch costume, photo by Lori Van Buren, times union

Tulip Festival Albany, NY- girl in Dutch costume, photo by Lori Van Buren, times union *pinning this just over the irony of dutch celebrating tulips after tulips caused their economy to crash in what is now dubbed the "Dutch Tulip Bubble" of 1637

Try walking around in these shoes! Contiki Travelers Wearing Dutch Wood Clogs from Holland.

My Pop-pop had wood clogs from when he lived in Holland. Contiki Travelers Wearing Dutch Wood Clogs from Holland.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima leave Nieuwe Kerk church.   I just love Máxima's cape in Sapphire blue to match the MELLERIO Sapphire Tiara.

So what exactly does one wear to an inauguration? European royals give a masterclass in dressing for the occasion at ceremony for King Willem-Alexander

though I guess it should be, she is a queen~ Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima leave Nieuwe Kerk church

Ever tried one of these typical Dutch treats? They're called Tompouce and it's worth trying! #greetingsfromnl #hema #tompouce #pink #sweet #cake #treat

Dutch cake with pastry pie, cream pudding with pastry pie covered with a pink glace over it.

The Netherlands are the no. 1 producer of salty liquorice candies called "(boerderij)drop" (farmer's liquorice). In Holland we all like some kind of 'drop', but most foreigners think they taste awful. ;-) #greetingsfromnl

"Boerderijdrop" / "Farmer's liquorice" : The Netherlands are the no. 1 producer of salty liquorice candies called "drop".

zeeuwse boerin keukenstroop -  Every wednesday afternoon my Mom made pancakes with syrup and my brother and I were allowed to take one friend each home with us for lunch....kids used to beg us if they could come.

zeeuwse boerin keukenstroop - Now my kids love my home made apple butter, but in all honesty nothing beats the old Dutch keuken or apple stroop.

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