It’s June, but don’t expect any terrace weather in the Netherlands just yet

As we reach the halfway point of the first month of summer, we wish the crystal ball foretold of better weather. But helaas, the Netherlands has yet more rain to...

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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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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...

A small school with a big heart: Meet Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam

The school years are some of the most formative of our lives — a time of growth and self-discovery. That’s why enrolling your children in a school where they can flourish is crucial. Enter Nord...

9 steps to flirting in Dutch (yes, that’s possible)

Spotted some gorgeous, tall, blonde Dutch eye candy from across the bar? Ooh la la, time to attack! Erm, we mean to flirt with them, of course. But wait, how’s your Dutch? 😬  Now, you...

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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...

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...

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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...