All posts tagged: weekend getaway from Amsterdam

Living the Antwerp Fairytale in 48 Hours

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I was in Antwerp with my mom a couple of weeks back – she was visiting me and was keen to see around, and a weekend getaway to Belgium made perfect sense since it is extremely quick(plus cheap) to reach from Amsterdam. I was quite confused on which city to visit, Brussels seemed like the most obvious choice, but many of my colleagues suggested otherwise hence I decided to alter my plans and visit another city called Antwerp. And I am quite glad that I did, because I found Antwerp to be extremely charming! I spent only 48 hours in the city, so I can’t really claim to tell you “the best things to do” since that is hardly enough time to draw firm conclusions, but I can tell you that all of what I did was based on the recommendation of my Airbnb host who is a true blue local, so what I share are definitely the highlights of this cute little city :-). I did have some unanticipated …

A Little Something called Summer Picnics

If you read my blog you would know that I love food. And open spaces. And sunny days. So when I got to know about the food truck festival at ProefPark in Haarlem in August end, it was a proposition I just could not resist. Haarlem where? You may ask. And rightly so, cause I doubt that anyone who visits Netherlands, makes a stop at any city other than Amsterdam. But if you do have time on your next trip, I strongly recommend that you go beyond Amsterdam for a day trip into these charming little cities like Haarlem, Leiden, Hague etc. which are even more compact and slower but full of many interesting gigs and festivals. My experience of this food truck festival brought back childhood memories of picnics at India Gate in Delhi, which I think was quite a staple family outing for all kids born in the 80’s and early 90’s. I remember that we used to go in big groups of 20-30 people, tightly squeezed into cars, with bed sheets and …