Articles by

Aurora Signorazzi

Aurora comes from the majestic Italian capital, and is working on her PhD in virology at the University of Groningen. She has been living in the Netherlands for four years and is by now familiar with many Dutch habits... But still finds plenty of reasons to be pleasantly amazed (most of the time) by this industrious country and its brutally honest inhabitants!

The gem of the north: 8 free things to do in Groningen

Out of money, but looking for some amazing things to do in Groningen? Well, you're in luck,...

The Dutch and time: how their language shows they are planning maniacs

The Dutch are crazy about a lot of things, like splitting the bill, eating chocolate sprinkles for...

Odd Dutch quirks: things Dutchies do, but won’t ever admit to

Dutchies do some pretty weird things sometimes — no, I'm not talking about visiting the Red Light...

The double life: 5 things expats experience when going ‘home’ for the holidays

You've been counting down for weeks — holidays are getting closer, and so is your visit home!...

One-day trips in the north of the Netherlands: off the beaten path

The city motto of Groningen is 'Er gaat niets boven Groningen' (there is nothing above Groningen). This tells...

Dear Dutchies, meet a new friend — personal space!

Coming to a North European country, I had certain preconceptions about the ways and habits of the people...

Northern Netherlands decided to test health workers en masse for coronavirus — here’s how they did it

Despite the call by the WHO for "testing, testing, testing!" as a way of controlling the spread...

10 Coronavirus memes to cheer you up

The pandemic itself, together with the measures taken to slow down its course, can get really stressful....
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