Articles by

Brin Andrews

Brin is an avid ice cream eater from the US, calling Amsterdam home since early 2019. As a lover of mountains, life below sea level has been a bit of an adjustment, but she manages to stay afloat with long runs, wine, and frequent travel. Incidentally, these are a few of her favourite topics to write about.

Worm hotels in the Netherlands: an eco-friendly approach to community building

Community composting is taking off in the Netherlands. So far, its effectiveness in addressing food waste has...

The 18 most magnificent lakes in the Netherlands (near Amsterdam and beyond)

Here’s our guide to the best lakes in the Netherlands! Whatever lake-loving adventure you’re after, we’re here...

Stunning colourised footage of Rotterdam before WWII (video inside!)

Discover a completely different Rotterdam from the one we know now. This colourised footage of Rotterdam before...

Aparthotel Adagio — have a long stay in luxury (at an affordable price)

Are you planning a move to Amsterdam? Or perhaps coming to the city for a long business...

These derelict Rotterdam train tracks are being made over into a luscious green airpark!

The narrowest and longest roof park in the Netherlands, sitting six metres above street level, is being...

The narrowest house in Amsterdam: everything you need to know

Amsterdam’s architecture is unique and varied. You’ll find tall houses, historic houses, slanted houses, and even sinking...

The cost of living in Amsterdam: all you need to know in 2024

With its high quality of life, stunning canals, and strong international community, it’s no wonder almost one...

23 tips to beat expat loneliness this holiday season

As we inch closer to the holidays, spending time with loved ones is everyone's to priority. However,...