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, or eating chocolate sprinkles...

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

The city motto of Groningen, a city in the very north of the Netherlands, is 'Er gaat niets...

5 things expats experience when going ‘home’ for the holidays

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

Do the royals pay taxes in the Netherlands?

Does the Dutch royal family pay taxes? What exactly is the financial status of the royal family...

Working in the Netherlands: 5 must-dos to get you started

So you've started working in the Netherlands. Great! You've landed a job in the fifth happiest country...

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...

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...
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