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Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰

A Dane with a special place in her heart for Minnesota, Christine is now falling in love with everything Dutch. Between finishing her bachelor’s degree, learning Dutch, and doing yoga teacher training, you will find her wandering about the Hague. Always up for visiting new places, she loves to explore the Netherlands with friends and takes pride in scoping out cute cafés (wherein to discuss books, big plans, and food).

How to open a bank account in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide

You’ve moved to the Netherlands (or maybe you will soon), and it suddenly hits you — do...

“Mother of 1001 children”: the resistance heroine who saved thousands from the Nazis

Truus Wijsmuller, or “Auntie Truus” as she was also known, dedicated her life to helping children affected...

Money transfers in the Netherlands: the easy (and cheap!) guide

Trying to transfer money internationally to and from the Netherlands means one thing: fees, fees, and more...

The top 16 free ways to learn Dutch

There are a few things to consider before learning Dutch, one of them being your budget. But...

This international school works with MIT and UNICEF: meet Nord Anglia

When choosing a school for your children, you’re laying the first stepping stone on their educational journey....

7 ways an international education gives your children a head start

Deciding on a school for your children is a huge responsibility — and while the Dutch education...

Dutch Quirk #38: Mush all of their dinner food (prakken)

We admire the Dutch for a lot of things — efficiency, directness, and innovation. Their cuisine, however,...

19 ways to actually make friends as an expat in the Netherlands in 2024

Making friends in the Netherlands as an expat can be truly difficult. So, first of all, big...