Utrecht

9 Affordable Things To Do in Utrecht

Do you ever get that excited, bubbly feeling when you visit a new city, the feeling that makes you think ‘I’m gonna be at home here’? Because that’s what I felt when I visited Utrecht for the first time. What…

The Hague

Visiting The Hague: What to do when it rains during your trip

Or alternative title: The one where Ella sits in various coffee shops all day. Back in July when I was travelling through the Netherlands for a few weeks, I decided to stop by The Hague for 3 days (2 nights).…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.

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Kinderdijk, Netherlands

A Day Trip to Kinderdijk

During my first few days in the Netherlands, I ended up staying in a hostel in the city centre of Rotterdam. It was close to the station so I really wanted to, while I was there, venture out for a…

Rotterdam

Returning to Rotterdam: Which places did I end up revisiting? + Why Rotterdam …

If you happen to have stumbled upon this article by mere chance, my blog might be totally new to you so here’s a short introduction: I’m Ella, a 26-year-old lifestyle blogger from Belgium and I have recently decided to take…

12 Affordable places to eat in Rotterdam

I was in desperate need of a little city break so we decided to go for a little weekend away to Rotterdam, a vibrant and lively city in the Netherlands. I live in Belgium so it wasn’t too far away and we…

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