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.

Everything you need to know about maternity leave in the Netherlands in 2021

What does maternity leave in the Netherlands look like? Well, parents are quite lucky in terms of...

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

What happens at Christmas in the Netherlands? It's definitely cold and dark outside, and it's December —...

What the Dutch are getting right: antibiotics in the Netherlands

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

Dutch traits: five things you realise when you are becoming a bit Dutch

The other day it hit me. It has been almost 10 years since I arrived in the...

6 ways to keep your kids entertained and educated during the indoor days of coronavirus

With most countries imposing measures to restrict social contact in response to the coronavirus outbreak, many children...

8 things to know about having a child in the Netherlands

The Netherlands continuously ranks in the top 5 for the best country to have a childhood in....

Linnaeushof, Nijntje museum and Sea life: 3 great places for toddlers

Where to visit with your kids in the Netherlands? The summer is upon us and with it free...

Reducing plastic use in the Netherlands: Top tips on how to attempt to go plastic free in Holland

Most of us have heard about the decline in marine life and have seen images of the...
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