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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Our home town Rotterdam is one of the highlights of any visit to the Netherlands. The city known for its modern architecture, worldclass museums, trendy hotspots, stunning street art and urban vibe is one for your bucketlist. Make sure to plan in at least a day to

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Endless sand dunes, mysterious dead acacia trees against an unearthly backdrop and magical sunsets make the Sossusvlei National Park one of the most visited places in Namibia. Near the same-called white clay plain Sossusvlei and along the road thereto you will find many unique highlights. But what

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