Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eating Out

Eating out weekly, or even daily, is not common here in Holland. And definitely not an ordinary happening in my little family. That's because the prices of going out to eat are way above what it costs to make at home. It's still mostly considered a luxury, and not a common occurrence.  Possible exception maybe being  the one euro breakfasts at the IKEA, which are so popular that they have been copied by the HEMA. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine decided to take advantage of the cheap breakfasts and celebrated her birthday there! That was a first...

So tonight was a treat. We went out with the kids. To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, the fact that son seems to have passed his sophomore year (I'm waiting for his report card to confirm what he's saying!), and daughter her first year at university. We went to Elburg, a small town (with city rights) about 20 minutes away from here. At some point in time I'm sure to show some pictures of its delightful dutchness on this blog.

It was a great pleasure to have the family complete, to soak in the sun, and enjoy the good food and sense of humor that we share. Unfortunately for me, it also meant not taking pictures, as they all start to groan and moan if I get my camera out, and I didn't want to spoil the mood ;-).


  1. I'm loving your updates! Like this - So true how pricey it is to eat out in NL! I ate at IKEA a few times, and I loved the HEMAworst - I would love to try their breakfast... One day when I return for a visit ;-)


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