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about us

Hi! We’re Maarten, Petra, Daan and Tijl. In July 2020 we moved from the busy metropolis of Antwerp to Arlon, a tiny city on the border of Luxembourg. Maarten commutes between Belgium and Luxembourg for work. Petra blogs, is taking a course to become a plumber, and tells stories in her podcast. Daan and Tijl are going to school in a new language, with new friends. On the blog, we’ll share our personal experiences while providing tips for exploring this beautiful region. With our vacation home in Lacuisine we want to share our experiences and this beautiful region with you.

Daan, Maarten, Tijl en Petra: Toen in Canada, nu klaar voor een nieuwe start in Arlon
Kleine fotografen in actie
Petra, blogster over expat ervaringen en Luxemburg verkennen

la trottinette?

Trottinette was the nickname my dad gave me as a child. A trottinette also reminds me of exploring and traveling. That’s exactly what I’d like to do on my blog: to explore the neighborhood and share our (personal) experiences. Luxembourg is the greenest province of Belgium with lots of beautiful hikes but also some very old and interesting cities. You can enjoy hiking, climbing or cycling on one day while sipping a cocktail on a terrace on another. There are many exciting cities within an hour’s drive in Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Germany and France. You can expect a mix of tips for exploring Luxembourg and the wider area with a personal touch.

Gros bisous!
Maarten, Petra, Daan and Tijl

our story

Moving to a new region, a new language and two children. How did we deal with it? On this page you can read about our experiences with the move. We also share our tips if you ever want to take the leap and move to Luxembourg yourself.

About the challenges every expat faces. But also the wonderful experiences we have. We’re telling our personal story and perspective on life in (Belgian) Luxemburg.

Luxemburg has a lot of beautiful hiking trails. A lot of beautiful, historic cities are nearby. Tag along on kid-friendly walks and explore the region with us

Once upon a time… la trottinette went on another journey. With Petra vertelt I translate your favourite stories into an accessible and understandable (Flemish) Dutch.