The 182nd Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival and fun fair, takes place in Munich from 19 September to 4 October this year. The festival originally began as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. Nowadays, the over 6 million visitors can enjoy a mixture of attractions, such as amusement rides, side-stalls and games, parades, and horse-racing, as well as a wide variety of traditional food and, of course, beer.
At a Stranger Things show, you never know what to expect. Neither do they.
Last October my husband and I went to Ameland, one of the Dutch ‘Waddeneilanden’, for three days during the Autumn holiday. We had a wonderful time and with Autumn coming up in a few months time, perhaps this article will serve as an inspiration to you as well!
I have been in the Netherlands for 6 years this month, and in that time I have made it a goal to visit new places throughout the Netherlands and further afar and get to know the country I plan to call home (at least for now).
Den Haag is an international city, the seat of government, and royalty. The city played a role in the story of how The Netherlands came to be, a part which was touched on in the recent movie, Michiel de Ruyter. If you go see the movie and you’re interested in the history of those days, your trip to Den Haag must include the Gevangenpoort where the brothers deWitt met their end in 1672. The movie will be coming out in English in North America entitled Admiral.
It’s spring and time for the 1st Diezijn leuk! handmade market of the year. Like previous markets, it will again be on the Vismarkt in Groningen, hopefully with some spring warmth and over 100 stalls selling creative crafts, designs, vintage and retro items and also various craft materials, craft goodies and much more.