Articles by

Amanda Steck

I am a Mexican girl, born to a Swiss father and married to a Dutch guy, living in The Netherlands for 9 years (oh how time flies!). I have a background in Biology and Veterinary medicine and a passion for travel, writing, baking, reading, discovering bookshops jumping around like crazy and red dresses. I also blog at Poppies and Ice-cream.

What happens during Christmas in the Netherlands? A guide to the winter holidays

What happens at Christmas in the Netherlands? It's definitely cold and dark outside β€” so yes, the...

What the Dutch are getting right: antibiotics in the Netherlands

Ah, the Netherlands. A land of paracetamol-prescribing physicians who baulk at the mere notion of giving you antibiotics...

Dutch traits: 5 things that make you realise you are becoming a bit Dutch

Often, even after living in the Netherlands for a while, you notice yourself adopting some Dutch traits....

These are the 6 best international bookstores in the Netherlands

There's nothing cosier than staying inside on a cold day with a cup of tea while reading...

Everything you need to know about maternity leave in the Netherlands in 2023

Expecting an addition to the family? Gefeliciteerd! πŸŽ‰ Let's have a look at your future maternity leave...

8 things to know about having a child in the Netherlands

For years the Netherlands has been ranked as one of the best countries to raise children β€”...

The best tips to learn Dutch: my experience of grasping the language

In need of some good tips to learn Dutch? Does Dutch seem like a nightmare of a...

From omafiets, to mamafiets, and bakfiets β€” Dutch bikes, explained

The stereotype is true; the Dutch bike everywhere, every day, in all sorts of weather. To help...