Articles by

Freya Sawbridge

Freya was born in Edinburgh but raised in New Zealand (cue every person she meets saying “oh I have always wanted to go there but it’s so far away!”). A restless and curious nature has led her to move countries 5 times in the last 3 years in attempt to find a place she can call home. She contacted DutchReview on a whim and arrived in the Netherlands in summer 2019 to start her internship.

How did the Netherlands become the first country without stray dogs?

There are around 200 million stray dogs worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. Impressively, the Netherlands...

On this day in 1963 Dutch exporters became millionaires overnight (thanks to some clever foresight)

Forget today's Wall Street traders doing sneaky insider trading — back in the 60s, Dutch exporters had...

Amsterdam vs. London: a comparison of two capitals

Two renowned yet completely different cities separated by the North Sea. With rave reviews about both, it...

Wild swimming in the Netherlands and why you should dive in

When I was housesitting in Amsterdam's IJburg neighbourhood, I started wild swimming. 🌊 The house was located right...

The miracle cure-all? Everything you need to know about CBD in the Netherlands

CBD in the Netherlands is hyped, affordable, and widely available. Chances are that you have heard of...

9 tourist traps in the Netherlands (and the best alternatives)

We've all no doubt heard about tourist traps in the Netherlands and Amsterdam and many of us...

A guide to hitchhiking in the Netherlands

Looking to hitch a ride in the Netherlands? This guide is here to give you the best...

Hidden gems in the Netherlands: unique places you wouldn’t think to visit

It can be hard to separate yourself from the tourist traps. In fact, Amsterdam has become so...
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