Articles by

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 Dutch bank account: ultimate guide

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

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...

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

Leaving the familiarity of your home country and moving to the Netherlands is a giant leap. So,...

“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...

‘Gezellig’ or ‘hygge’? The real differences between the Netherlands and Denmark

Bikes, beers, and canals — am I describing the Netherlands or Denmark? The two countries share many...

‘Tis the season for switching Dutch health insurance: 8 things to know

Your head is probably full of Christmas to-do lists and ambitious New Year’s resolutions, but there is...

Dutch Quirk #2: bike with an umbrella

Ah, autumn in the Netherlands. Every year, we get excited about buying fairy lights, cosying up under...

Dutch Quirk #40 Never agreeing on how to eat tompouce

Ah, the tompouce. Some may say this pastry looks like a cake made by children, for children....