Although we really intended on living in the Netherlands for at least a year Matt and I decided to head home after only 6 months (for him) and 3 months (for me). My visitors visa was coming to an end and after 6 months his work visa was yet to be seen.
With our rental agreement coming to an end too and no guarantee when that elusive work visa was coming we decided that heading to the next place was best.
So on that cold January day we packed up all our possessions (again) and headed to the bus stop on the corner of our street in Alphen aan den Rijn for the first part of our trip towards home.
We enjoyed the Netherlands and the people we met there (Hi Marjolein, Christian and Menno)! We hope that we will all stay in touch for years to come. I enjoyed the country especially for its openness, tolerance and mission to being green and clean.
I loved the windmills, canals, stroopwafels (my waist could have done without those though), and mass transit. I wish I would have seen the tulips in bloom (arrived too late for that) but maybe one day we’ll vacation there again and catch that.
I found this great video to end this Netherlands portion of the blog so you have a great idea of the attitude of the people there. Very friendly, fun people. Until we meet again! 🙂