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 2022

Expecting an addition to the family? Gefeliciteerd! 🎉 Now, let's have a look at your future maternity...

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 —...

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

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

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 — so yes, the...

These are the 8 best international bookstores in the Netherlands

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

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...

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...

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...
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