Noahs Ark – Dordrecht, Netherlands

While planning our Amsterdam trip I found this gem and just had to visit the life sized replica of Noah’s Ark! While we were super impressed with the enormity of it, it was also one of those ‘bust’ attractions for us…I’ll explain shortly. It’s located in Dordrecht, Netherlands. We drove here after visiting Clara Maria on our way back home, it was bit out of the way but I wanted to see it.

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Grote Kerk Church (St. Bavo) – Haarlem, Netherlands

Grote Kerk (St. Bavo) - Haarlem, Netherlands
Grote Kerk (aka St. Bavo) is not just ‘another’ church like all the others, it has some fascinating history to make it worth the visit. Who knew that one church could be so full of great history and information! The information desk has some brochures in English but I enjoyed using the Rick Steve’s self guided tour in the Amsterdam book, you can find these at your library as well. If you visited [Read more…]

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Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory – Amstelveen, Netherlands

Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory - Netherlands

If your headed to Amsterdam you need to add a stop at Clara Maria Cheese Farm & Clog Factory! She’s an American, he’s Dutch and they run a neat farm making cheese and wooden clogs! The cheese is delicious and the demonstrations are fun to watch. There are also some cows and chickens your kids can see as well.

The best thing about the experience is that it is free! Bring money though because [Read more…]

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De Kat Windmill – Touring a Working Windmill in the Netherlands!

De Kat Windmill: Touring a Working Windmill in the Netherlands!

One of the neat things you can experience at Zaanse Schans is touring a working windmill in the Netherlands! We chose to visit De Kat Windmill which makes paint by grinding chalk.

There are several large windmills you can choose to visit: De Kat paint mill, De Zoeker oil mill, or Het Jonge Shapp sawmill. I had done some research prior to visiting and had read that to get the most out the experience [Read more…]

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Military Family Summer Staycation? Find New Roads Near You This Summer! #ChevySalutes

Summer is coming! Are you having a Military Family Summer Staycation? Find New Roads Near You This Summer! Summer is a great time to get out and explore around your local area and keep costs low. Here are some great ideas for making the most of your Staycation!

Visit your local amusements parks, zoos, and waterparks for some fun day trips. You can easily spend half a day to a full day at these [Read more…]

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How to Find New Roads During Your Next PCS: #ChevySalutes

PCSing can often be overwhelming and intimidating especially moving to unknown States or even countries! One of the best ways to deal with the stress of a move is to get out and explore your new surroundings and find some new roads. One of the perks about PCSing is the adventures that come with it, here are some tips on how to find new roads during your next PCS! During Military Appreciation [Read more…]

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Corrie Ten Boom House – Haarlem, Netherlands

Corrie Ten Boom House - Haarlem, Netherlands

If your interested in history then you don’t want to miss the Corrie Ten Boom House in Haarlem, Netherlands. At the Ten Boom home lived a Christian family who helped to hide and re-home Jews to keep them safe from the Nazi’s. Corrie Ten Boom was the ring leader of this underground ring and was captured by the Nazi’s and sent to a concentration camp. She survived and had an amazing story to share. [Read more…]

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

I wasn’t sure what to expect with our visit to Amsterdam, Netherlands but walked away feeling that it was a neat city to visit and explore in, although I can’t recommend going their for the food ;) We didn’t find any food that was amazing or would require a repeat tasting. After conferring with friends I found that we were not alone. I wanted to tackle Amsterdam in one day and we were able to successfully [Read more…]

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