Urban Cacao, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Last week I wrote up a post about how the Netherlands is focusing more on its role in making the cocoa supply chain more sustainable. Through a series of national commitments, they aim to ensure that the cocoa that enters the Netherlands, which is substantial, is paying farmers a living [...]

March 30th, 2021|

Keukenhof, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keukenhof is the largest flower park in the world with a total of 7 million flowers. There seems to be almost as many tourists visiting as well. Regular buses leave the train station at the airport and arrive at the entrance 30 minutes later. The park is 32 hectares of [...]

February 26th, 2021|

Pampadour, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Note to start: This story was written up based on my experiences from a trip I made here in a pre COVID world (remember that?). Most are still open, with restrictions, but it is best to visit their website for up to date information.  I think we all need a bit [...]

February 22nd, 2021|

Chocolátl, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Entering Chocolátl is like entering a museum. It is quiet inside, everyone was whispering. The chocolate bars, all carefully selected bean to bar chocolates from around the world, are presented along the walls, a bit like paintings in a gallery. Visitors walk through, viewing the "art" as they go, starting from just [...]

February 13th, 2021|
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