Articles by

Samantha Dixon πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Sam isn’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 can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.

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...

Fierljeppen: the curious Dutch sport you need to know about

What has a giant stick, superior upper body strength, and can cross a canal in a single...

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

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

Dutchies keep going to Belgium despite pleas to stop; trains full

Belgium is pleading with Dutchies to stop coming to Belgium, and the Dutch train service NS has...

Amsterdam is banning 167 addresses from becoming tacky tourist shops (thank god!)

The Dutch capital has made the remarkable move to ban over 150 locations from operating as tourist...

‘Friet’ or ‘patat’? The ultimate guide to Dutch fries

The humble Dutch fries. In a nation known for fierce and unadulterated debates, the Dutch will disregard...

Netherlands calls in the troops to bolster booster shots and tests

Talk about calling in the big guns (although, thankfully, not literally). The Dutch Ministry of Defense has...

The complete guide to writing a top Sinterklaas poem

There is no Dutch tradition as cherished as the Sinterklaas poem (well, except perhaps Zwarte Piet). But,...
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