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Sam isnโ€™t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still canโ€™t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.

Living in the Netherlands? These changes will hit your wallet in 2024

Life in the Netherlands is getting...cheaper! JUST KIDDING. Cruel joke, we know. From health insurance to public...

Dutch Quirk #23: Perform the ‘lekker wave’ if something is delicious

You're seated in a tastefully decorated Dutch restaurant, where a linen tablecloth brushes your legs, a candle...

Guide to buying your first bicycle in the Netherlands (from a veteran international)

Welcome to the Netherlands! As you know, the Dutch get around on two wheels more than they get around on...

Where are the ‘I amsterdam’ letters? The complete selfie guide

Here's a riddle for you: what weighs 250 kilos, is two metres high, and features in around...

What language level is the Dutch integration (inburgering) exam in 2023?

You know you need to take the Dutch integration exam โ€” but is the level A2? B1?...

Uitwaaien: the Dutch invention you never knew you needed, until now

First, there was the Danish hygge, then there was the Dutch niksen, now the Netherlands brings you the...

Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof is officially BANKRUPT โ€” but is it really the end?

Over 200,000 VanMoof e-bikes have been sold over the past 14 years, but today the owners of...

Transaction declined: why donโ€™t my bank cards work in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, cash isnโ€™t king โ€“ Maestro is. But, while cash is also widely accepted, you...