Articles by

Maria Smith

Born and raised in England Maria is a Dutch obsessive. Not just in love with the windmills and tulips her passion for all things Orange has spanned over 10 years. Proud feminist and campaigner, Maria works in UK politics whilst dreaming about eventually moving to the Netherlands.

The ultimate Dutch Christmas playlist

I really dislike Mariah Carey, but every year on December 1st at 8 AM, EVERY radio station...

Things people ask when you say you’re learning Dutch

So you've decided to start learning Dutch — good on you! Learning a new language is hard...

Why didn’t they tell me? — A guide for visiting the Netherlands

I’ve been frequenting The Orange Lands for a good many years now and when I first came...

11 kick-ass Dutch women you should know of this #InternationalWomensDay

The Netherlands has been jam-packed with incredible, powerful, and strong women throughout history — and today. To...

Why the Dutch need not fear Brexit

Here in England Brexit is all that we talk about, we no longer talk about the weather,...

Electing a mayor in the Netherlands – will we have one?

Electing a mayor in the Netherlands - Power to the People or democratic madness? The election of a...

The new Dutch Cabinet – What are they going to achieve?

The new Dutch Cabinet: 5 things that are going to happen Prime Minister Rutte has assembled his band...

Dutch Courage – Is Alcohol the answer to improving your Dutch?

Do you need some Dutch Courage to learn Dutch? We have all come to accept that learning Dutch...
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