Articles by

Emily Burger

Emily grew up in South Africa but has also lived in Egypt, the UK, Canada and now the Netherlands. She first came here for her Bachelors in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University and soon fell in love with the land of canals, clogs and cheese. When she's not daydreaming about sci-fi movies or countries yet to explore, you can find her writing for DutchReview.

The Dutch and South Africa: more than just Apartheid and Boers

The Dutch changed the course of South African history, culture, and identity the moment they first stepped...

Why does the Netherlands love orange? The full explainer

Ever wondered why the Dutch wear orange to pretty much any national occasion when the colour is...

Surfing in the Netherlands: where to go and what to know in 2024

Surf’s up in the Netherlands? You bet. If you can brave the chilly waters, there are plenty...

How to survive the Dutch winter: weather, clothing, and more

Knowing how to prepare for a Dutch winter can be daunting, especially if you’re completely unfamiliar with...

Student societies in the Netherlands: what you need to know

The Netherlands has an incredibly rich student life, where students are encouraged to take on extracurricular activities....

Dutch sororities and fraternities: yep, they exist (and are echt bizarre)

Hold up — sororities and fraternities in the Netherlands? Isn’t that an American thing? Well, it’s complicated,...

Why is the Netherlands so flat? The complete explanation

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how on earth the Netherlands is so flat, you’re not alone.  When...

Studying in Maastricht: ultimate guide to Maastricht University and more

So you’re considering studying in Maastricht. Great choice! You can look forward to making legendary student memories...