A family vacation in Mechelen: What to do, see, and eat

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7 things the Dutch don’t talk about, but should

There are some things the Dutch don't talk about that they really, really should. What on earth is in 'bitterballen'? And why is the...

Let’s talk kaas: cheese tourism in the Netherlands

What would life be without cheese? Well, it would be sad and boring. I sometimes believe that, somehow, my cheesy, twisted mind got...

9 Dutch actors in Hollywood you probably didn’t know were Dutch

Don't be fooled by the accents on screen — Dutch actors appear more frequently in Hollywood movies and TV shows than you might...

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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...

9 unmissable Dutch music festivals happening this summer

Dutch music festivals have to be seen to be believed: Milkshake’s unapologetic drag shows and the Mysteryland animal heads cannot be missed.  Post-festival, you will emerge, stumbling out of the tents, glitter smeared on your...

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

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

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

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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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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...

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 around 6,000 selfies a day? The I amsterdam letters, of course! The iconic red...

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...

Hiking in The Hague: 11 nature spots for the outdoor adventurer

Loving the busy city that is The Hague, but still craving a wander in the great...