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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...

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 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?...