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.

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,...

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...

7 ways to make the best of autumn in the Netherlands in 2022

As the seasons change and the leaves turn red, we want to let you know how to...

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

With deep canals, narrow streets, and steep bridges, Utrecht doesn't lack when it comes to traditional Dutch...

Dutch directness: 5 questions you’ll get in the Netherlands in 2023 (and how to answer them)

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

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...

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...

Dating a Dutchman! 13 Reasons why it’s a good choice

Dating a Dutchman, watch out, they’ll get you!  Are you single, lonely and wondering where Mr. Right is?...