Articles by

Jen Lorimer 🇿🇼

An avid tea drinker, Jen was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She moved to Utrecht in 2017 to pursue her history degree. She loves people-watching, canoeing the Utrecht canals, and observing how the Dutch come alive in summer. Having been traumatised by a Dutch circle party, Jen wants to help equip other internationals with tips and tricks to survive and thrive in this wonderful flat country.

Terraces are exempt from checking corona passes — unless you need the toilet

Outgoing minister of health, Hugo de Jonge has announced that people won’t need to show their coronavirus...

Ignoring the rules: many Dutch café owners say they won’t check coronavirus passes

On September 25, new rules will come into effect in which cafés and restaurants will need to...

Dutch nightclubs can open — but with a clubbing curfew

At last night’s press conference the government announced that nightclubs will be able to reopen from September...

It’s official — Rotterdam’s mayor is the best in the world

Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of Rotterdam has just been named the best mayor in the world for...

Dutch ministry omits advice to eat less meat from its sustainability campaign

In a government campaign to raise climate awareness among citizens, it has been found that the Ministry...

Homeless in Groningen: hundreds of international students left to rough it

Hundreds of international students have arrived in Groningen to start their studies — with the added challenge...

Where to live as an international in the Netherlands: the complete guide

The Netherlands is a great place to live. So, now that you’re considering a move to Holland...

Weekly update: we’re moving in the right direction

The RIVM has released its weekly coronavirus figures from August, 31 to September, 7. The number of hospitalisations and...
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