Articles by

Iulia Romaniuc

Iulia is Romanian, a mother of two who had previously resigned herself to the prospect of a childless future, a stay-at-home parent after 15 years of software engineering, a happy-go-lucky Amsterdammer who had declared, not long ago, that she would never ever, not in a hundred years, move to the Netherlands. Living proof that life is what happens when you're busy making plans.

Eco-friendly birthday party favors and goodie bags in the Netherlands: yes, it’s possible!

As a Dutch child, a highlight of going to a birthday party is grabbing the bag full...

Dutch Beaches: Top 4 Noord-Holland Seasides Off the Beaten Path

Would you rather crop all those grey 1960's condos out of your favourite pics of Dutch beaches?...

Chickenpox Vaccination in the Netherlands: Where and how

Recently moved to the Netherlands? Not immune to chickenpox? Small kids? Fancying another baby? Then, there's hardly...

Toy stores in Amsterdam: there’s more to life than Intertoys

Intertoys and bankruptcy So Intertoys went bankrupt and we all went hysterical. To many, it spelt apocalypse. Would...

Indoor Skiing in the Netherlands: 3 Great Ski Centres to Visit

Indoor Skiing in the Netherlands Indoor skiing in the Netherlands? Ja, het kan. You’d be tempted to dismiss...

Wintertime on ice: 6 spectacular seasonal ice rinks in the Netherlands

It may have taken me an eternity to finally enjoy a hearty portion of crispy bitterballen. I...

The Dutch Navy Museum: HNLMS Tonijn, the iconic Dutch submarine – A must-see

Looking for something to do this winter? When people I know are about to visit the Netherlands or...

Read up! The top 3 English-language bookstores in Amsterdam

So you’re in Amsterdam for a city break and - instead of buying another pair of weed...
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