I have been having issues with my Dutch language progress since I stopped going to courses, and I reached the conclusion that the best way to fix that was to work on my skills. Short of actually conversing with people, I went for the next best option; I joined the library!

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The Amsterdam Central Library opened in July 2007, and occupies a staggering 28,000 m2, making it the largest public library in Europe. Would you like to know more?


Sometimes you just need to stop what you’re doing and go to the museum. Well, you may not. But I do.

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I was determined to go and see the Rijksmuseum library which I keep seeing references to online. So I pulled myself together, put my coat on, and headed out into the wilds of the day! Would you like to know more?