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.

New Zealand’s namesake: how the Dutch named NZ

Most people know that New York was originally named New Amsterdam, but what about New Zealand? Was...

The Dutch built cities on sinking land: how will this fare with climate change?

The Netherlands literally means "low country" and for good reason too: only about 50% of the country...

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...

Zaanse Schans by drone is insanely beautiful: photo & video report

Windmills are one of the most quintessential and stereotypical accents to the Netherlands (alongside clogs, smoking weed,...

Are floating homes the way of the future in the Netherlands?

Rapidly rising sea levels are just one of the many effects of climate change that a myriad...

We asked readers about their experiences with the infamous Dutch directness

Ahhh the infamous Dutch directness: is it a stereotype or is it accurate? Should it even be...

A guide to hitchhiking in the Netherlands

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

Amsterdam vs. London: a comparison of two capitals

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