willem.com

Trading Amsterdam's hustle for Noord-Limburg's tranquility

Motivations to leave the city behind

Nov. 1, 2022 -

This month marked "the big move": relocating my family from Amsterdam to Noord-Limburg's countryside. Motivated by my wife's longing for her roots and our desire for space, the timing felt right. As our oldest child neared four years and primary school, we considered embracing the countryside lifestyle. Would trading Amsterdam's bustle for a new pace be rewarding? Read on!

Continue reading
The game-changer: from living for myself to living for my two kids
The game-changer: from living for myself to living for my two kids
Nearby planes make good subjects for closeup photos, but their continuous noisy presence can be annoying, too
Nearby planes make good subjects for closeup photos, but their continuous noisy presence can be annoying, too
The creek
The creek "De Groote Molenbeek" meanders through forests and countryside, a picturesque sight to behold, a typical scene for this region
"De Limburgers heten u welkom" - now I am one... or am I? :-) "Het is een kwestie van geduld" - resistance is futile! Ha!
The dirty downside: litter on the streets in Amsterdam at Kingsday
The dirty downside: litter on the streets in Amsterdam at Kingsday
Dude, where are my wheels?!
Dude, where are my wheels?!

Other stories

all blog posts

Tagged

EnvironmentNature

Articles (148)