Category Netherlands

Ice, Ice Baby!

We’ll go ahead and file this one under ‘Trivia’. So what does this post’s title mean? No, I’m not going to talk about Vanilla Ice. (As far as I know he has absolutely nothing to do with The Netherlands or Amsterdam.) Rather, it’s a clever play on words. Today, we’re talking about ice cubes, specifically […]

Trivia Time #2

I’ve been meaning to make these trivia posts more frequently, but I’m lazy and forgetful. (Did you notice I didn’t post at all in October? You should have. I mentioned it in November.) Anyways, for Trivia Time #2 we’re going to talk about fall weather, location and daylight. Fall Weather In the fall, it rains. […]

I'm a Model of Consistency

Staci pointed out the other day that I hadn’t posted in a while, so what do I do? I wait to post even longer. Not on purpose, I just kept finding other things to do: work play tour guide to our first visitors, Andre and Amber stay up ridiculously late so I can watch the […]

Trivia Time #1

For the first Trivia Time post, I thought it’d be good to cover some basic information about the area where we live. Amstelveen (pronounced Am-stel-vein) is a suburb to the south of Amsterdam. It is the international headquarters for Team McLennan, as well as professional services firm KPMG and communications technology giant Cisco Systems. It’s […]