Articles by

Sarah O'Leary

Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.

Drop the sunscreen and grab an umbrella: the rain is here to stay

Fijne maandag everyone! We hope you woke up feeling refreshed and not at all sniffly after that...

You have to pay: Netherlands against free PCR tests when travelling

As part of the aim to see travel between EU countries resume this summer, the EU Commission...

Vacations possible from Saturday, OMT advises against relaxations

It will soon be possible to once again hop on a plane and jet off for a...

Press conference: many more relaxations by May 19 IF hospital numbers decrease

Over the past two weeks, the Netherlands has enjoyed a number of relaxations. Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

How the Brainwash technique can supercharge your Dutch

Sometimes the best thing you can do to learn a language is fully and intensely immerse yourself...

Dutch police officer punches 17-year-old boy in the face, apologizes

A Rotterdam police officer has apologised after footage was recorded of him punching a 17-year-old boy on...

Hundreds of thousands of internationals in the Netherlands won’t receive a vaccine

Currently, you will only receive a coronavirus vaccine in the Netherlands if you are registered at your...

What is Tikkie? How to use the Dutch’s favourite payment system

Anyone who lives in the Netherlands has probably found themselves in a situation where someone says the...
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