Dutch police shut stations for entire day as part of strike

Listen, guys, try not to get robbed today, because if you run to the police station, there'll be no one there to take your complaint. Ehm, why? It's not because the...

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Dutch history hacked: 2500 years of Dutch life in 7 minutes (VIDEO INSIDE)

We know the Dutch are a pretty strange bunch and, to be honest, up until now, we couldn't know for sure that they...

Wereldmuseum Leiden lets you explore African culture in a whole new light

Whether you’re looking to escape the rain, want to learn about African culture, or doing research for your African Studies major — it’s...

11 of the funniest headlines from Dutch parody newspaper De Speld

You would be forgiven for thinking that some headlines are pure satire — when they’re real.  Well, that’s not the case here. Today, we’re...

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Welcome to Nyenrode’s Breukelen campus (and yes, it’s in a castle)

If you were born in the era of Harry Potter (or simply have a thing for magical fortresses), then chances are that you’ve imagined yourself studying and living in a place similar to Hogwarts.  While...

What’s the best SIM card for international calling from the Netherlands?

Whether for bureaucratic reasons or to call your best friend back home, sometimes you have to make international calls from the Netherlands. So, what’s the best provider to do this with?  Let's check out our...

What are your rights as an international working in the Netherlands? We asked the experts

When moving to a new country, there are a lot of things you may not think about at first — even though they will greatly affect you. An example? The local employment laws. We’re sorry...

Buying a new-build in the Netherlands: everything you need to know

If you’re interested in buying a new-build in the Netherlands, you’ll know that it appears to be a daunting task.  But while navigating the home-buying landscape can be scary, it’s all worth it once you’ve...

7 Dutch cities to move to right now (recommended by mortgage experts)

Thinking of setting up shop in the Netherlands? Great choice! But before you start googling “Houses Amsterdam,” let’s consider some other Dutch cities that could be the perfect (and considerably less pricey) backdrop to...

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Welcome to Nyenrode’s Breukelen campus (and yes, it’s in a castle)

If you were born in the era of Harry Potter (or simply have a thing for magical fortresses), then chances are that you’ve...

What’s the best SIM card for international calling from the Netherlands?

Whether for bureaucratic reasons or to call your best friend back home, sometimes you have to make international calls from the Netherlands. So,...

What are your rights as an international working in the Netherlands? We asked the experts

When moving to a new country, there are a lot of things you may not think about at first — even though they...

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Mobile phones and SIM cards in the Netherlands: ultimate 2024 guide

Moving to the Netherlands offers a number of challenges: from navigating the housing crisis to registering yourself — and you've beat them all!...

The best SIM-only plans in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide

Whether you’ve just stepped off the plane at Schiphol, or have been in the Netherlands for a while, you may be debating whether...

Unlimited data SIM cards in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide

Hoera, you’ve landed in the Netherlands, tried your first stroopwafel, and now you’re looking for the perfect unlimited data plan to power your...

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14 hidden gems in Rotterdam you have to visit

You've devoured all the Rotterdam top 20 lists and think you have seen everything the city...

11 things to know before taking a taxi in Amsterdam

Unless you know the ropes, taking a taxi in the Netherlands can be a confusing and...

How to rent a bike in Amsterdam in 2024: places, prices, and tips

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is the best way to make the most of your visit!  Once you've got your very own bike, you'll be able to discover every beautiful corner...

Where are the ‘I amsterdam’ letters? The complete selfie guide

Here's a riddle for you: what weighs 250 kilos, is two metres high, and features in...

The 18 most magnificent lakes in the Netherlands (near Amsterdam and beyond)

Here’s our guide to the best lakes in the Netherlands! Whatever lake-loving adventure you’re after, we’re...

21 beautiful towns in the Netherlands that aren’t Amsterdam

There are so many beautiful towns in the Netherlands, but it's easy to get wrapped up...

19 best day trips from Amsterdam: the ultimate travel guide

Thinking about taking a day trip from Amsterdam? Wat leuk! (How nice!) There is heaps to...