Articles by

Magdalena Laas

Magdalena is a psychology and education graduate, toying with the idea to eventually obtain her PhD. For now, she's having fun telling stories, be it with words, stills or moving pictures. Born in South Africa, adopted by New Zealand, and welcomed by the United Kingdom, she's currently learning to cycle with an umbrella, in the Netherlands; with her husband, son and well-travelled cat, Juno.

After one year in the Netherlands, this is what I’ve learned

I arrived on these shores just over a year ago, and the Dutch lifestyle has already taught...

16 Haarlem museums that are well worth a visit

Haarlem, for its size, has a fair amount of museums to browse, and after months of museums...

It takes a village: Dutch community initiative helps raise children

Since corona hit our shores, I became painfully aware of our small expatriate family's isolation, without extended...

Why I love Haarlem: a local’s guide to the Spaarnestad

No matter how many times I tell my friends I live in Haarlem, every time we chat,...

Flying solo: a parent’s tips for travelling from the Netherlands alone with the kids

If you are a parent, the unbridled travel days of stuffing a carry-on with the essentials and...

Primary schools in the Netherlands: a guide for expat parents

Education in the Netherlands is considered to be of high quality, but negotiating the system can be...

One of the world’s biggest free, weekly fitness events is launching in the Netherlands

parkrun. No, this is not a spelling mistake, that is how you write it, no capital. This...
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