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Why ‘Tikkie’ is called Tikkie: behind the app’s unusual name

From splitting the Friday borrel drinks with your coworkers to paying for your friend's birthday present with friends, Tikkie is one of the...

Did the Dutch really buy New York for 24 dollars? 

Have you ever wondered how New Amsterdam came to be New York? Why did the Dutch buy Manhattan in the first place, and...

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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...

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Pharmacies in the Netherlands: 8 questions answered

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...

So, you moved to the Netherlands for love! (Welcome, but…)

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...

In need of a giggle? This American comedian perfectly explains the hilarity of learning Dutch

Ever done a double-take when someone yells "kijk uit!"? Or do Dutch names still tickle you? Michelle Buteau knows the struggle.  Dutch is a wonderful and diverse language, but when learning to speak it, it's...

The best credit cards for expats in the Netherlands

Choosing the best Dutch credit card often involves wading through pages of information on interest rates, annual fees, and handy benefits.  In this guide, we’ve sourced the most popular credit cards in the Netherlands —...

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Pharmacies in the Netherlands: 8 questions answered

There’s a whole list of things to figure out when you first move to the Netherlands — and one of them is where...

So, you moved to the Netherlands for love! (Welcome, but…)

You've just moved to the Netherlands for love and are ready to live out your Dutch fairytale. But what do you need to...

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...

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5 things we wish we knew about utilities in the Netherlands

You’ve braved the Dutch housing market and secured your dream home, and now it’s finally time to settle in and relax. But what...

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...

14 dang smart ways to save on energy costs in the Netherlands [UPDATED 2024]

Struggling with a hefty energy bill? No problem! Here are 10 easy steps you can take to cut down those costs.

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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...

17 adventurous things to do in Texel in 2024

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...

11 best coffeeshops in Rotterdam: Where to smoke in 2024

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...

19 unmissable things to do in Utrecht in 2024

The Dom Tower, the Miffy museum, and the inner city's sunken canals — there are tons...