The New Year has arrived! Welcome 2023! In this post I want to show you a year overview of 2022 in photos that may give you tips for each month of the year in the Netherlands.
Before I get to that part, I want to start this year off with wishing you all a very happy new year! My hope for everyone is that you may know God and how much He loves you, and that He is for you! May you accomplish your goals and dreams (or set steps to accomplish them), be in good health and have much love and laughter in your life!
I am going to do a separate post with some free printables that might be helpful for planning the new year. I was going to post them here but to make things easier I will do a separate post. But, before I get to that I want to write a little review of 2022 through photos because I didn’t do that last month.
Last year was a good but also though year. I had some expectations for how I thought things were going to go but that turned out completely different. Ever been there?
Tips for the month of January: For the second year in a row we visited Unesco World Heritage Kinderdijk at the beginning of the year. Both 2021 and 2022 were during the pandemic and gave us a beautiful start of the year and it was very quiet walking around there.
Tips for activities in February: In February we went to the Museon and IMAX (that are now merged together) in Den Hague. I am planning on writing a blogpost about it soon. I definitely recommend it, especially now that IMAX is included in the entrance makes it extra fun to go and watch a documentary.
Tips for the month of March: March was a busy and fun month for us. We visited Marken, Monnickendam, Zaansche Schans, Steenwijk and Giethoorn. I see that I forgot to write a post about Zaansche Schans, so I will do that soon.
Tips for the month of April: In April I went to the Vermeer museum in Delft with a friend, we visited the local city farm Landzigt to see the newborn lambs, did a Tulip tour by car in North Holland (de Tulperij in Voorhout) and in Zeeland, and we visited the Cheese market in Gouda. April was a full month but oh so much fun! I highly recommend all three activities! I realise I didn’t blog about all of these yet.
In May I went to Steenwijk and Giethoorn again, I did a photography course to learn long exposure photography (loved it!) in Zeeland and we all ran in the Golden Ten of Delft. By the way, this place Geertien is a gem! My friend that I went to lunch with used to work there so we know this place very well! If you are in the neighbourhood of Giethoorn, you must go there. It’s so beautiful and peaceful, you see the cows walking on the other side and boats passing on the water. It’s gorgeous and the food is good.
I also have a separate post about the photography course because I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone that wants to improve their photography.
In June we did a fathers day photoshoot at Kijkduin. That is one of our favourite beaches to go to in the area of Den Hague. (It’s not as crowded at Scheveningen)
Celebrated thanksgiving and I did a photoshoot for a sweet family for their annual Christmas cards (it was amazing)
Tips for December: Christmas Market Royal Christmas Fair in Lange Voorhout, Den Hague (right in the historical heart)
It’s been a year full of visiting new places and enjoying our time together as a family. I would encourage everyone to just pick one activity a month that you can do together as a family. A special place you would like to see, or something you would like to experience together. Try to look through the eyes of a foreigner and decide would you like to see? As you can see we didn’t go to any foreign country this year like I had hoped, but we did get to see lots of great places in The Netherlands. I know so many people in The Netherlands who have never climbed the local tower, done a canal tour, seen the windmills or seen the tulip fields! Make it a good year guys!