looking forward to a week in the Netherlands


Next week around this time I am supposed be packing for a short trip to the Netherlands, but knowing me I’ll put that off until last minute. But, I am very excited to go back and here is why:

Seeing my dear friends, parents & brother. They are – after all – the ones that I keep going back for.

Having cornbread with real cheese and Dutch buttermilk for breakfast.

Calvé peanut butter. Now guys there is peanut putter and then there is Calvé. If you are ever in Holland and you are peanut butter fan, make sure to get yourself this magic in a jar.

Cycling around without having to be scared someone will give you a free ride to the hospital.

Strolling around Amsterdam and finally going to try all the food at indoor foodmarket Amsterdam.

Cooking my favourite Bosnian dishes with my Mom.

Watching this really bad soap opera with my parents and see if anyone returned from dead, as happens every few months.

A day trip to Groningen, my favourite city in Netherlands. It’s the biggest city near to where I grew up and where I went to college so it will always be a special place to me.

Tony’s Chocolonely, a brand from the Netherlands that make chocolate to die for are on a mission to bring us 100% slave free (ethical) chocolate.  As of next year also on sale in selected stores in London.

God, it looks like it’s going to be a food related trip…I might as well go shopping for a bigger jeans size … see my next post for this exciting clothing-related adventure.

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  1. Oh yeah ik ga morgen weer naar NL, inclusief 2 dagen Amsterdam en ik kan niet wachten. Al was het maar voor de échte karnemelk <3

  2. If you have the chance to eat in Amsterdam — there’s a famous Indonesian place right on the Rembrantplein that makes my heart sing!!

    Sed Bona

  3. Enjoy your holidays! And no worries…My trips to NL are usually consisting of huge foodhauls and strategic planning of how to visit all my fave restaurants 🙂

  4. Have a great trip! Calvé?! I feel like I really need to try that now. 😛

  5. Sounds like a wonderful reason to go back. I have never been to Amsterdam but would love to go. I hope you have a wonderful time Lucy x

  6. Oh this sounds nice, I’m home with my family right now and it’s really nice to watch soap operas together and discover my home town in a totally new way, everytime I come here after a long time.
    I wanted to ask you if you’d like to have a tea in London in 2 weeks but I guess you’re in the Netherlands at this time 😉 Enjoy it! <3 Anni

  7. I didn’t know you were Dutch!
    Feels sort of comforting to know that a Dutchie has come this far in the blogging community, since I’m Dutch and a blogged myself 🙂
    I hope you have a lovely time in the Netherlands!
    …and don’t forget to visit good old Albert Heijn!


  8. Ik heb de voorbije maand twee weekends doorgebracht in NL – eentje in Rotterdam en eentje in Amsterdam – en vond het héérlijk!

  9. Veel plezier! Als ik weet dat ik naar Nederland ga doe ik een weekje vasten, om dat daarna goed te maken in dubbele hoeveelheden Pindakaas, optimel en Johma salades. En roze koeken, en mergpijpjes en kokosmakronen en…. bosche bo…. *volume gaat steeds zachter*

  10. My Dutch boss introduced me to the joys of buttermilk a few weeks ago and I totally loved it! And I’ve heard Calvé is the best peanut butter 🙂 next time I head over to the Netherlands I’ll definitely make sure to pick up a jar! x