Articles by

Samantha Dixon πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Sam has over six years experience writing about life in the Netherlands and leads the content team at DutchReview. She originally came to the Netherlands to study in 2016 and now holds a BA (Hons.) in Arts, a BA (Hons) in Journalism, and (almost) a Masters in Teaching. She loves to write about settling into life in the Netherlands, her city of Utrecht, learning Dutch, and jobs in the Netherlands β€” and she still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike (she's learning!).

Sick leave in the Netherlands: the easy guide for 2024

Coughs, splutters, headaches, injuries, burnout, and chronic illnesses: all things that might force you to take sick...

Senior citizen punched 15 times at Dutch supermarket for being “too slow”

A 68-year-old Rotterdam man was attacked at a Rotterdam Albert Heijn supermarket. His offense? Fumbling with his...

How to get from Amsterdam to London in 2024

Travelling from Amsterdam to London is easy. These two capitals are not only close but are serviced...

Tipping in Amsterdam: all you need to know [UPDATED 2024]

Lost about tipping in Amsterdam? Received the bill and have no idea what to pay? I feel...

This 28-year-old Dutch woman with mental illness will be euthanised in May

The 28-year-old Zoraya ter Beek will die next month by voluntary assisted suicide. On the surface, Ter Beek's...

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...

Housing & rental scams in the Netherlands: the ultimate red flag guide

Finding housing in the Netherlands can be ridiculously hard β€” and there's a minefield of scams to...

Hey Netherlands, what’s the hold up with accepting credit cards?

We're still waiting for the Netherlands to get its act together and start accepting credit cards and...