The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in continental Europe.  A population of roughly 17 million resides in an area smaller than the state of Connecticut.  (Just as a point of comparison, Connecticut has less than 4 million residents.)  Not surprisingly, it’s possible to drive the length of the country in about […]

Perhaps because they’re associated with gnomes and other mystical creatures, I had no idea that red toadstools with white spots were actually real.  Until I saw some in the Netherlands.  I was actually on a mission to visit something else during my drive from Amsterdam to Maastricht.  It turned out to be a bit of […]