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King’s Day in Amsterdam: all you need to know for 2024

Everyone loves a good party, but King's Day in Amsterdam is the biggest of them all! So, what's happening in the Dutch capital...

Dutch Quirk #9: Drink copious amounts of coffee at work

Ok, picture this. You're at the office, the clock reads 12:42, and you're fired up like one of Jeff Bezos' rockets. Is this...

16 superb things to do in Amersfoort in 2024

Nestled near the centre of the Netherlands, you’ll find the lovely city of Amersfoort. If you’re looking to explore its cobblestoned streets, you’re...

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Bidding on a house in the Netherlands: how to win

Bidding on houses in the Netherlands in recent years has long meant overbidding — but by how much? Here’s how to get the house of your dreams.  Put simply, there are three main stages...

Sick leave in the Netherlands: the easy guide for 2024

Coughs, splutters, headaches, injuries, burnout, and chronic illnesses: all things that might force you to take sick leave in the Netherlands. 🤒 But before you call in sick to your Dutch workplace, you’re probably not...

Hybrid work in the Netherlands: 5 things to know

If you want more time with friends and family and less commuting, working from home some days could be just what you need. However, there are some things you should know before transitioning to...

7 ways raising a child in the Netherlands is different

Having a child is an exciting life change, and it can be an even bigger adventure if you’re raising them away from your home country.  Plenty of expats and internationals come to the Netherlands to...

Dutch savings accounts: Best interest rates in the Netherlands in April 2024

Dutch savings accounts have increased their interest rates in recent years, but to get the best interest rate for your savings, you need to know where to look. With housing interest rates up, the Netherlands...

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Bidding on a house in the Netherlands: how to win

Bidding on houses in the Netherlands in recent years has long meant overbidding — but by how much? Here’s how to get...

Sick leave in the Netherlands: the easy guide for 2024

Coughs, splutters, headaches, injuries, burnout, and chronic illnesses: all things that might force you to take sick leave in the Netherlands. 🤒 But before...

Hybrid work in the Netherlands: 5 things to know

If you want more time with friends and family and less commuting, working from home some days could be just what you need....

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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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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...

17 unforgettable things to do in Leiden in 2024

Albeit small and charming, there are loads of things to do in Leiden. As one of...

11 of the best free things to do in The Hague in 2024

If you're sick and tired of spending your money in expensive and touristy Amsterdam, there are several free things you can do in The Hague! When asked why I enjoy...

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...

8 carbon copies of the Netherlands across the world

Want to leave the Netherlands but afraid that you’ll miss the beautiful architecture? These places are...

33 unmissable things to do in Rotterdam in 2024

As the Dutch centre of modern architecture and big city vibes, there are lots of things...

Hikes and walks in Rotterdam: 12 places for the perfect nature escape

A city known for its epic modern architecture, Rotterdam is the place to go when you...