{pictures from holland}

August 23, 2011

We are back from a wonderful 4-day trip to Holland!
Our destination was Soest, which is located about 45 minutes outside of Amsterdam. Our friends (who moved from Texas to Europe last year as well) invited us to spend a long weekend with them.
We arrived around 5pm on Friday afternoon and spent the evening in their cute little town.
On Saturday we took the train to Amsterdam, where we spent all day walking around, gazing at the beautiful buildings and canals. We bought lunch at a local store and had a picnic in Vondelpark. Before leaving this beautiful city we took a boat tour through the Grachten (canals). Very worth the 8€!
We spent Sunday morning in the dunes in Soest. I’ve never seen so much sand that’s not by the beach..
And went to Amersfoort after lunch to walk around town. Amersfoort is a really cute little town. Definitely worth a stop when you’re traveling by! ;)

I’m partying here

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  1. Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town says:

    Amazing pictures!

  2. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Beautiful pics! I love Holland. Thanks for sharing Vanessa.

  3. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts says:

    Looks so fun. Holland looks very different than I imagined. :)

  4. Happy in red says:

    Soest? That means you were only 10 minutes from me!! Oh! Glad you liked Holland (sorry about the weather…)

  5. Those pictures are gorgeous! I hope to visit Holland eventually. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb says:

    Oh how I miss you Holland. I am living vicariously through your pictures!

  7. So pretty! I visited Holland for several days {about 10 years ago} and loved it, but didn’t have time to see much other than Amsterdam. I’d love to go back and do more exploring.

  8. Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets says:

    I love your beautiful pictures! They remind me of my trip to Holland 10 years ago. It’s always fun to do some armchair traveling through others’ blogs. I posted my pics from Washington, D.C. here if you want to check them out!

  9. Sweet Coconut Lime says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! It makes me want to travel to Europe even more! What a fun experience!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful pics! I love Holland.

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  11. ginger @ literally inspired says:

    Beautiful photos! I think my favorite are the dunes. The trees are such a cool shape. Holland looks like a very cool place to visit. I definitely want to go there someday. Thanks for sharing!

    Literally Inspired

  12. Amazing! Thanks for linking up!

  13. Great photos! Holland is such a beautiful country! I visited many times as a child!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. Candace @ Candace Creations says:

    What wonderful photos! thanks for linking up to scrappy sats and hope to see you back again :)

  15. petite hermine says:

    Omg, gorgeous pictures!

  16. Pretty pictures, makes me homesick. (I am Dutch, living in the USA with my American hubby…)

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