Articles by

Lea Shamaa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง

Lea has a passion for writing and sharing new ideas with the world. She enjoys film photography, Wes Anderson movies, fictional books and jazz music. She came to the Netherlands in 2019 for her media studies and has fallen in love with the country and its culture ever since. She loves to ride her bicycle in the city but also feels the need to overtake everyone on the bike lane (she's working on it).

Does the Netherlands have Daylight Saving Time?

The tricky thing about the time in the Netherlands is that it's always changing โ€” or at...

Skateparks in the Netherlands: skating in Amsterdam and beyond

Hi there, skater! Are you looking to go skateboarding in the Netherlands but don't know where to...

Dutch Quirk #108: Have half of their language consist of idiomsย 

Let's get straight to the point, or as the Dutch would say: Met de deur in huis...

17 Dutch towns with the funniest names

The Netherlands has countless cities and villages, each with its unique atmosphere. While some towns have gained...

Dutch Quirk #25: Have a whole conversation with two-syllable words

While the Dutch can be very direct in conversation, it's common to hear them spout some short...

Dutch Quirk #99: Drink beer like itโ€™s a national sport

The Netherlands is home to many big beer brands like Heineken, Hertog Jan, and Bavaria, but the...

What’s an eSIM? (and why get one to travel to the Netherlands)

Ahh... cruising along Amsterdam's picturesque canals, washing down some piping hot bitterballen with an ice cold beer,...

Dutch Quirk #44: Wear way, way, way too much orange

POV: you wake up on the morning of King's Day. You think you see an army of...