Maartje

Maartje's enthusiasm and curiosity knows no bounds. She loves museums, nature, food, walking, architecture, history, animals. Writing and photography is a big passion and she has been writing about cooking, minimalism, food, hotspots and travel for many years. Above all, she has a special place in her heart for castles, royal jewels and ancient Egypt. Maartje gave up her job as a lawyer to bring more balance to her life: less work and more life. Besides to The Orange Backpack, she works as a legal entrepreneur.

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Wide views, a minimalist design, beautiful materials and luxurious comfort. This is the best way to summarize the unique design hut on Voscheheugte. We were allowed to stay in this artwork and fell in love instantly! Voscheheugte has a small-scale nature campsite in a wide landscape near

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Deventer is the perfect destination for an amazing weekend or day trip. The ancient city has a characteristic historic center packed with cozy hotspots. The city might even have more cozy boutiques and concept stores than our own hometown Rotterdam. You will find most shops in the

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Amsterdam is famous for its beautiful canals, so what could be more fun than spending the night on the water? Sweets Hotel offers this option in its bridge houses spread throughout the city. With these tiny houses spread over all neighborhoods of Amsterdam, Sweets Hotel is the

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