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A Little Look Into Life Back In Holland

A Little Look Into Life Back In Holland

on Dec. 24, 2013 by

Ever winter I return back to the Netherlands to celebrate Christmas with my family, this is a short summary of my visit

at 'Huize Hugo' dinner time in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandsbobotie in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandsfreakshow JAN in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandsbobotie dinner time with Gekke Cor in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Getting a sandwich with raw herring, which is a traditional Dutch snack, is usually the first thing I get from the harbor of IJmuiden.

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The view from the airplane before landing was mesmerizing. I took photos of my hometown and the beach from up high.

longing for a Herring sandwich upon arrival in Holland in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandslonging for a Herring sandwich upon arrival in Holland

My brother organized a fun dinner party at his house where they cooked up a storm. South-African Bobotie, rice and garlic bread.

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During the evening we played Buzz!, a hilarious quiz-based PS3 game alongside some Dutch smokey treats.

Christmas dinner with the family in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, NetherlandsChristmas dinner with the family

We organized Christmas dinner together with my dad at Kreta which is a popular Greek restaurant in Velsen.

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The next day I went over to my buddies place where we had an incredible sushi dinner.

the IJmuiden party crew - CRAZY HAT HOLLAND in IJmuiden, Noord Holland, Netherlandsthe IJmuiden party crew - CRAZY HAT HOLLAND

We partied until the early morning while having a Crazy Hat Sundays - Holland Edition.

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It is great to see family and friends again, it just sucks its only once a year. 

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