To fully enjoy the long weekend of Pentecost together, my boyfriend suggested I choose my ideal getaway for some quality quantity time together. A woman who knows exactly what she wants and which getaway will spark her fire is just wonderful.

Strong women are capable, and they do it all. In fact, the terms “super woman” and “super mom” were coined because of the kind of women who are strong, dominant, and feel like they can set the world on fire. So I chose to spend our long weekend together in the Netherlands.

I am a big fan of the Dutch coastal region for the very simple reason that it is beautiful. Clean open coast lines, pure nature, friendly people, great food. What more can a woman desire?

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Best summer getaway

European summers are usually deliciously hot and relaxed. Which is why I prefer to spend my summers here and keep my big holidays for when the weather turns gray and extra vitamin D would be needed, ie in winter.

I’m going to come right out and say it: Europe does summer best. From sunsets on the beach to lazy patio drinks, whatever your travel style, Europe makes summers to be remembered.

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Where we’re staying

We are intensely enjoying our long weekend at Beach Hotel Zuiderduin in Westkapelle. The hotel is extremely comfortable with rooms accessing directly onto the outdoor warmed swimming pool. A huge nature dune separates the hotel and the rest of the inland from the beach. The beach is accessible via a quaint set of wooden stairs. A challenge. Especially when you are carrying the extra 11 kg of baby.

What we’re eating

We dined out on the beach terrace of Beach Club Zuiderduin which is located directly on the beach. The view is stunning. The service is impeccable and friendly. And the food is out of this world. We choose a seafood dish – a choice which seems imperative. When at the sea, eat like the seagulls. The fish tasted as if it was freshly caught this morning. And it probably was.

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What we’re drinking

Champagne, of course. What else ?

What we’ve seen today

There are two lighthouses in Westkapelle. One is located inwards on land, on top of an old gothic church. And the other is located directly on the beach front. Together they are supposed to produce a light line for the many ships passing by.

And there are many cargo ships which sail past Westkapelle and into the river Schelde to access Belgian’s main ports of Zeebrugge and Antwerp. Furthermore we see many ships leaving port sailing towards Terneuzen, and from there on to international ports, ultimate destination in Asia, Chine or maybe even Japan.

Needless to say we are happy campers in our luxury hotel enjoying all the abundance nature and life have to offer us. We are in love. Life is beautiful.

— Westkapelle, the Netherlands (June 2017)

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