Your borrowing power for a mortgage in the Netherlands in 2024

The first thing you probably ask yourself when you decide to take out a Dutch mortgage is this: "Okay, so what can I afford to buy?” In other words, you...

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8 weird things about dying in the Netherlands

So, you’re planning on dying in the Netherlands. Well, not so much planning as…. you know, planning the un-plan-able.  Death plays a significant role...

5 reasons the Dutch cycle without bike helmets

While it may be shocking to many expats, most Dutchies cycle without helmets! If you are cycling with a helmet in the Netherlands,...

The Domino Day Sparrow might be the most ridiculous thing to ever happen in the Netherlands

A world record attempt. Four million dominoes. A lone sparrow. And a chain of events that led to a devastating (and ridiculous) domino...

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Learning Dutch: 7 questions answered

So you're about to take the plunge and delve into the scary world of learning Dutch? Chances are, you probably have a few questions, or you want to know what stages you'll have to...

Your borrowing power for a mortgage in the Netherlands in 2024

The first thing you probably ask yourself when you decide to take out a Dutch mortgage is this: "Okay, so what can I afford to buy?” In other words, you want to know about...

Utilities in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to gas, electricity, and water

Before you can enjoy your charming new Dutch home, there’s one essential task to tackle: setting up your utilities in the Netherlands.  Having a smooth flow of heat, electricity and water in your house is...

At this bank you can ACTUALLY earn 4% on your savings

Sick and tired of savings accounts that serve you a big, fat 0% in interest? Well, we've got exciting news for you, as this bank is offering the highest interest rates available in the...

The best prepaid SIMs for internationals and tourists in the Netherlands

Prepaid SIMs offer affordability and a no-strings-attached approach to their data bundles — making them an excellent choice for internationals in the Netherlands. With year-long contractual commitments and the steep prices of some SIM-only packages,...

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Learning Dutch: 7 questions answered

So you're about to take the plunge and delve into the scary world of learning Dutch? Chances are, you probably have a few...

Your borrowing power for a mortgage in the Netherlands in 2024

The first thing you probably ask yourself when you decide to take out a Dutch mortgage is this: "Okay, so what can I...

Utilities in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide to gas, electricity, and water

Before you can enjoy your charming new Dutch home, there’s one essential task to tackle: setting up your utilities in the Netherlands.  Having a...

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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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Aparthotel Adagio — have a long stay in luxury (at an affordable price)

Are you planning a move to Amsterdam? Or perhaps coming to the city for a long...

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 in that city life. Here are 21 stunning options for you to check out while...

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...

From the lowlands to Leuven: take a trip to the fantastic Flemish city

With its rich history, lively culture, and captivating architecture, the Belgian town of Leuven offers a perfect...

10 unique things about Rotterdam

A few years ago, I moved to Rotterdam to start my master's degree at Erasmus University....