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Awesome things we have in Amsterdam

No, the Amsterdammers don’t have Fondue, Mountains nor Heidi. But they have some other awesome things we should get inspired with. Have you ever heard of Bitterballen?

REAL Bike lanes

Come on Switzerland, you can do better. Of course, it will be impossible to beat Amsterdam. But still you can improve. Almost every street has it’s bike lane,  mostly separate from the road. Just great. If you plan to travel around the Netherlands you should try the Fiets Route Planner. A great tool which lets you find the best routes (race, nature, chill).


These a great for rowing, ice-skating and borrels (apéros). This might be a bit tricky to build in Lausanne, but you have that awesome lake. I guest the lake wins, I would definitively not go for a swim in those canals. Even if princess Maxima (!!!) did it.

Free Ferries

FREE public transportation, this is awesome! Cross the IJ by day and night without a penny. You will find them just behind the central train station – More information here. Are there any place in Switzerland where you can find free public transportation? I can’t think of any.

The Museumkart

One card to rule them all. Visit virtually any museum in the Netherlands for free. Yeah, actually you’ll have to pay 55 euros first. Beat that Switzerland and your Federalism. Get yours on their horrible website. If you are living here it is worth it. After 2 month we already “amortized” them.


The jukebox for iphone! Via you iphone you can choose the music that should be played in the bar. This is a great idea even if old jukeboxes look so much better than your new iphone C. But with the jukebox, you can’t do this.


A wheelbarrow for you child, actually for your 6 children. Only possible in this flat land. Try riding down le “petit chène” in Lausanne with this. This is a Bakfiets


Most awesome food ever invented by humanity! Yeah, at least by the Dutch. They are usually not so much of big chefs you know… But if you come to the Netherlands, you have to try this. Fried, deeeeep fried… stuff. No idea what they put inside, but it’s served with mustard. Yummy.

There are also thing that should stay in the Netherlands like Broodbeleg for example

Le gateau au chocolat qui déchire

Je suis pas tellement “blog de cuisine”, mais dans le cadre du back2blog challenge je me suis dit que je pourrais faire une petite exception. Et plutôt que chaque fois lorsque l’on me demande la recette du “gâteau au chocholat qui déchire”, je pourrais envoyer le lien direct sur mon site. Pas fou le Yann!

Ce gâteau est juste une tuerie. Hyper bon, hyper simple, hyper rapide à faire, en plus il ne fait pas grossier, rend beau et riche! Que demande le peuple. Je crois qu’à l’occaz il faudrait que j’en fasse une vidéo tutorial de sa préparation.


Terre des hommes – la campagne d’automne

Après un article sur les campagnes des autres ONG suisses. J’en fait un, un poil moins objectif. Oui, c’est maintenant au tour de Terre des hommes, organisation pour laquelle je travaille de lancer sa propre campagne. Ok, c’est pas du tout objectif comme sujet…

En gros la situation est simple : chaque année 11 millions d’enfants de moins de cinq ans meurent de malnutrition. Et nous, chez Terre des hommes on se bat contre ça.