Summer vacation is just around the corner and this year it probably won't be as you imagined it. But even if you stay close to home this year, there are plenty of fun and crazy things you can do to make it a great holiday!
Crazy thing 1 - Let yourself be surprised
Go to a nice local restaurant and be surprised with what you get on your plate. Ask the chef to prepare something for you without you knowing what it is. You will probably be presented with something that you would normally not order yourself. It's super fun to try something new this way. You can of course indicate whether there is something you really don't like, then the chef can take this into account. And by visiting some nice restaurants close to home, you also support local catering entrepreneurs, so hello karma points!
Of course you can exaggerate...
Crazy Thing 2 - Be a tourist in your own city
See your hometown through the eyes of a tourist. Normally you walk past all the buildings and sights without thinking, but if you consciously look at everything that can be found in your city, you will see that your city has much more to offer than you initially thought! And of course it's nice if, just like you would on vacation, you take pictures of everything and put together a real holiday album afterwards.
Meppel city, here we come! (could you get another old paper map of your hometown?)
Crazy Thing 3 - Get out into nature
Gone are the days when a walk in the woods or a bike ride across the Veluwe was just for your grandparents. The Netherlands has a lot of beautiful nature reserves where you can discover everything. From the beautiful Veluwe to the vast Wadden area - where nice houses are for rent like this and this one. Make it an adventure and look for the most beautiful flowers, plants and animals. Put on those ANWB shoes and go!
Look for butterflies in nature! (see also the Helpful Helpers below).
Crazy Thing 4 - Have a water balloon fight
Do I need to say more about this?
Crazy Thing 5 - Just watch foreign movies for a day
We have been very lucky with the beautiful weather lately. But if the weather is not so nice for a day, there is also plenty to do. For example, go on a movie day and imagine yourself in a different place. For example, watch a French film so that you get the feeling that you are on the French Riviera or watch an Italian film while enjoying tasty Italian snacks (Yes, trying all flavors of pizza is totally allowed). At Pathé's home there are plenty of Arthouse films with beautiful gems such as Intouchables .
How about 'good old' Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain? ❤️
Crazy thing 6 - Camp in your own garden
Why should you drive all the way to France to sleep in a tent? Just set up the tent in your backyard and get the feeling that you are out. Holiday dance la cour! And then of course in the morning you walk to the sanitary facilities (aka the bathroom) in your slippers with a toilet roll under your arm. Don't have a garden? Then sleep in a sleeping bag on the balcony. During a sultry summer evening it is wonderful to sleep under the starry sky.
👉 Do you like this? In this blog post First class tips for the best staycation ever part 2 Vera also wrote about this
👉 More staycation tips can be found here in part 1
Wild and free you can be at home!
Tell me, what are your plans this summer?
Rinske is the brain behind the super cool webshop Crazy goat (gives humor to your interior!). She makes a modern version of the good old tile wisdom with a funny twist. In addition, she prefers to cuddle with her cat and loves pizza .