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.

8 carbon copies of the Netherlands across the world

Want to leave the Netherlands but afraid that you’ll miss the beautiful architecture? These places are modelled...

Types of mortgages in the Netherlands: Dutch ‘hypotheken’ explained

Deciding to buy a home in the Netherlands is a big step — but now you also...

Buying a house vs buying an apartment in the Netherlands: the key differences

If you’re currently looking for a home in the Netherlands then you’re probably also wrestling with this...

Registration in the Netherlands: the complete guide for 2022

Fresh off the plane? Welcome! 🇳🇱 If you’re feeling a bit lost and aren’t sure what you're...

Buying an old vs. new house in the Netherlands: the key differences

So you’ve decided you want to buy a home in the Netherlands, great! Now, which will it...

The Dutch housing market is healing: investors buying up fewer homes

Here's something we never thought we'd write — we have some good housing news! Last year, fewer...

Old man steals ham, cheese, and shrimp from Albert Heijn: can’t afford them

Get ready to have your heartstrings pulled. An old man in Zoetermeer broke the Dutch internet after...

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands: how an Argentinian became a Dutch royal

Queen Máxima is both the first non-European and the first “commoner” to join the Dutch Royal Family....
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