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Flags in the Netherlands: everything you need to know

It's rare to see any real patriotism in the Netherlands, except when the 'Orange Fever' hits during...

King’s Day in Amsterdam: all you need to know for 2024

Everyone loves a good party, but King's Day in Amsterdam is the biggest of them all! So,...

17 ideas that make the Dutch sustainability super-heroes

The Dutch are using their creative brain-power to create innovative (and sometimes fun!) solutions to save the...

A guide to 12 breathtaking castles and palaces in the Netherlands

When it comes to destinations with historic castles, the Netherlands might not immediately spring to mind. However,...

What is a ‘roepnaam’? One of the best Dutch quirks explained

Why is it that we, as Dutchies, often assume that the way we do things is the...

8 things you should know about King’s Day in the Netherlands

It's that time of the year again. It's one of the holidays the Netherlands is best known...

What’s happening on King’s Day in the Netherlands 2024?

Never celebrated Kingโ€™s Day before? Well, this is what you can expect to see in 2024.  Got your...

Wild swimming in the Netherlands: the best spots for a dip

When I was housesitting in Amsterdam's IJburg neighbourhood, I started wild swimming. ๐ŸŒŠ The house was located right...