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Ahhh, the infamous Dutch directness: is it a stereotype, or is it accurate? Should it even be called "directness" or simply, "honesty"? Straightforwardness is...

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How to get a Dutch driver’s licence: the ultimate guide

If you’re considering getting a driver’s licence in the Netherlands, your first question is probably: “But how?” And let us tell you: it’s not always simple. The answer depends on your situation. You might:  So how...

Salaries in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to Dutch wages

Thinking of taking a job in the Netherlands? Good for you, that’s a courageous move and I'm proud — now let’s get down to business and talk Dutch salaries. Did you know that the Netherlands...

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There’s a whole list of things to figure out when you first move to the Netherlands — and one of them is where you can get your medications. Geen stress, here’s all you need...

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You've just moved to the Netherlands for love and are ready to live out your Dutch fairytale. But what do you need to know when embarking upon your new life here? It’s happened. You’ve...

The best banks in the Netherlands for internationals in 2024

Finding the best banks for expats in the Netherlands can be a real search. There'll be many factors that influence your decision, from extra features to the bank's accessibility in English. We've explored and...

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How to get a Dutch driver’s licence: the ultimate guide

If you’re considering getting a driver’s licence in the Netherlands, your first question is probably: “But how?” And let us tell you: it’s not...

Salaries in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to Dutch wages

Thinking of taking a job in the Netherlands? Good for you, that’s a courageous move and I'm proud — now let’s get down...

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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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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...

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If you’re looking for a quiet getaway or a sporty weekend out, there are plenty of...

The narrowest house in Amsterdam: everything you need to know

Amsterdam’s architecture is unique and varied. You’ll find tall houses, historic houses, slanted houses, and even sinking houses. But Amsterdam's homes are perhaps best known for being narrow. Coming from the...

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Finding the best coffeeshops in Rotterdam is not an easy feat — after all, the city...

Architecture in Rotterdam: 11 buildings that prove Rotterdam is the best

The Netherlands has two kinds of architecture — the classic canal houses that you’ll see in...

How to get from Amsterdam to London in 2024

Travelling from Amsterdam to London is easy. These two capitals are not only close but are...

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