Articles by

Heather Court

Heather was born on the Dutch island of St.Maarten and recently traded in her flip flops for snow boots. Her blog mydutchlife.com documents her not so Dutch observations.

5 unspoken rules in the Netherlands

I have lived in a variety of places in my life. When I decided to move to...

A guide to Dutch hand gestures: 5 things you need to know

As if it wasn't hard enough to move to another country, learn the language, integrate not only...

8 things you need to know about giving birth in the Netherlands

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting yet most frightening experiences in life. If you happen...

A day trip to Vesting Bourtange: the tiny village steeped in Dutch history

Rich in history, Vesting Bourtange dates back to 1580 when Willem van Oranje ordered an entrenchment be...

All the Dutch you need for surviving the Dutch holiday season

With Christmas stampeding up in front of us, it’s important you have some guidelines to surviving the...

How the Dutch raise kids to be independent

Everyone knows the Dutch send their kids to school by bike, often allowing them to peddle the...

Ultimate guide to Schiphol: 10 Tips and Tricks for surviving Schiphol

Lines everywhere and corrupt taxi-drivers - you just might need this guide to Schiphol in order to...

How to Vacation Like a Dutchie: Step 2 Packing

If you are like me you enjoy taking a vacation every year and if you are lucky...
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