Things to do in Hilversum: Volunteering at Dierenasiel Crailo (Crailo Animal Shelter)

Vereniging Dierenasiel Crailo (“Association Crailo animal shelter”) is located close to Media Park in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Since the association was founded in 1925, more than 200,000 pets have been taken in, cared for and re-homed. A staggering number, which, according to the shelter, shows just how receptive the Gooi region is to abandoned and […]

Intocht Sinterklaas in Hilversum

Yesterday, Sinterklaas arrived in Hilversum and because my curiosity was getting the better of me… I had to go along and find out what all the fuss was about! If you don’t know who/what Sinterklaas is… start with last year’s post about my first Sinterklaas experience:Ā Mijn eerste SinterklaasĀ (as IĀ already did a lot of explaining there… […]

Sunflowers in Hilversum – Remembering the victims of flight MH17

A year has passed since theĀ MH17 air disaster. It happened onĀ July 17th 2014 andĀ Hilversum was one of the towns hardest hit.Ā Fifteen residents were killed among theĀ 298 passengers on board. To commemorate one year since the tragedy, Hilversum is in bloom. The town is awash with bright yellow sunflowers. According to some news reports, the seeds […]

Things to do in Hilversum: WijnSpijs Culinaire Wandeling

The title of this post could also be: That one time in Hilversum when I ate loads of delicious food, drank loads of amazing wine and got so tipsy I cried about learning Dutch. But I guess the other title is more factual and Google probably likes it better… so… First things first: What is […]

Things to do in Hilversum: Loosdrechtse Bos, Hilversumse Hei en Zonnestraal

I wrote the majority of this postĀ a few months back and never got round to posting it, but since visiting Vliegveld Hilversum (Hilversum Airport) over the Easter weekend, now seems like a good time to share it with you. I’m obviously slightly biased towards Hilversum because I live here… but if you happen to find […]