Articles by

Heather Slevin

Heather is a Dublin native, addicted to catching the Luas, the Irish version of a tram, for one stop, and well used to the constant rain and shine. Seeking to swap one concrete city for another (with a few more canals and a friendlier attitude to cyclists) here she is with the Dutch Review! As a Creative Writing student, she can usually be found sweating over the complicated formatting of her latest poem or deep inside the pages of a book, and loves writing, writing, writing.

Ice-skating rinks in the Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and beyond

Looking for the best ice-skating rinks in the Netherlands? One of the most festive ways to enjoy...

14 best clubs in Amsterdam according to locals [2024 guide]

So, you’re on the hunt for the best clubs in Amsterdam — where the music is booming...

13 intriguing things to do in Kinderdijk in 2024

Kinderdijk is a small village in the South of the Netherlands. A recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Dutch Quirk #98: Talk back to authorities

Walking around the streets of Amsterdam, you might be a bit intimidated by the presence of police...

Dutch Quirk #83: Tell everyone ‘doe normaal’ when they’re not normal themselves

Have you ever been in the centre of Amsterdam, wondering just why so many Dutch people seem...

8 ultra-gezellige ways to spend Christmas in Amsterdam [2023 guide]

It's the most wonderful time of the year —  especially if you’re celebrating Christmas in Amsterdam!  Amsterdam, now...

Dutch Quirk 113: Have multiple Christmas days (because one isn’t enough)

In the Netherlands, Christmas Day is an epic celebration that spans two whole days. Plus, over the...

When does Sinterklaas arrive in the Netherlands? The 2023 city guide

There’s one thing for sure: you do not want to miss the Sinterklaas’ arrival to the Netherlands...