Articles by

Vanessa Hope van Engelen

Vanessa is a quirky, 30 something year old from sunny Queensland, Australia. She recently completed a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Public Relations. She has an infectious laugh that can travel through walls, a huge passion for traveling and cooking vegetarian food.

9 things to expect as an expat mother in the Netherlands

Motherhood in the Netherlands can be quite different from what you might anticipate. Here are some things...

Dutch directness: 5 questions you’ll get in the Netherlands in 2021 (and how to answer them)

There are questions that every foreigner will be asked by locals in the Netherlands, and in true...

Christmas in the Netherlands: the merriest bits

Coming from Australia, Christmas in the Netherlands is definitely different. I'm used to a hot summer day,...

7 ways to make the best of autumn in the Netherlands 2020

As the season changes and the leaves turn red, you want to make sure you make the...

How to Register a Birth in The Netherlands: Having a Baby in Holland

We've got loads of articles about raising a child in the Netherlands, including the ultimate guide to...

A guide on how to make friends in the Netherlands (with Dutch women)

How to make friends in the Netherlands (a girl BFF to be precise) Are you new to The...

A guide to 6 places to explore in Utrecht (that you maybe didn’t know about)

Places to explore in Utrecht If you haven't been to Utrecht recently, you should go! Don't be surprised...

8 huge differences between the Netherlands and Australia

There are multiple differences between The Netherlands and Australia that might come in handy at the weirdest...
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