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A decision is made: no AstraZeneca vaccines for people under 60 in the Netherlands

Vaccinations of people under the age of 60 with the AstraZeneca vaccine will not be resumed in the Netherlands for now.  The Minister for Health,...
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Man arrested for a planned attack on vaccination centre in Den Helder

A 37-year-old man from Den Helder was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack on a coronavirus vaccination site.  The man allegedly wanted to...
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A biertje on the terrace? Here are some of the relaxations we may see after April 21

Opening terraces and shops, lifting the curfew, and increasing the maximum number of visitors at home per day from one to two —  these...

“Benefits outweigh the risks”: Dutch cabinet to make decision on use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Following the European Medical Agency's (EMA) report yesterday, Dutch ministers will meet today to discuss whether or not to continue vaccinating with AstraZeneca. The...
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Dutch cabinet plans to open terraces, shops by April 21 (just in time for sun!)

After teasing the opening of terraces for Easter weekend, the Dutch cabinet finally has some good news for business owners: shops and terraces could...

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Mobile phones and SIM cards in the Netherlands: ultimate guide

Adapting to life in the Netherlands offers a number of challenges, but you’ve beat them all. You’ve navigated the housing crisis and found accommodation, you’ve even worked your way through Dutch bureaucracy and registered yourself! But now, one more...

Parenthood in the Netherlands: advantages and challenges

Being a parent is no piece of cake, no matter where you are from. However, the way you choose to take on this great journey can vary depending on the culture and country where you grew up. As an expat,...

Aparthotel Adagio — have a long-stay in luxury (at an affordable price)

Are you planning a move to Amsterdam? Or perhaps coming to the city for a nice long business trip? With incredible amenities, modern design, and excellent long-stay rates, the expat-friendly Aparthotel Adagio Amsterdam City South is a great choice...

Snowy spring: wintery weather on Easter Monday in the Netherlands

So much for those sunny rays we had last week. It's a chilly start to the week in the Netherlands, with cold winds and wintery showers on Easter Monday.  We all knew the nice weather wouldn't last, but we held...

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Young informal carers in the Netherlands: let’s talk sacrifices and support

In the Netherlands, about a quarter of young people under the age of 24 grow up in a family caring for a family...

Take care: five ways to cope with the mental impact of lockdown in the Netherlands

With the Dutch government looking to start relaxing measures soon. It seems we are almost at the end of a pandemic and can...

Parenthood in the Netherlands: advantages and challenges

Being a parent is no piece of cake, no matter where you are from. However, the way you choose to take on this...

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Where to live in Rotterdam: the ultimate guide to Rotterdam’s neighbourhoods

So you’ve made the decision to move to Rotterdam — the city with the biggest port in Europe, mind-blowing architecture, and overall the...

Take care: five ways to cope with the mental impact of lockdown in the Netherlands

With the Dutch government looking to start relaxing measures soon. It seems we are almost at the end of a pandemic and can...

Mobile phones and SIM cards in the Netherlands: ultimate guide

Adapting to life in the Netherlands offers a number of challenges, but you’ve beat them all. You’ve navigated the housing crisis and found...

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Where to live in Rotterdam: the ultimate guide to Rotterdam’s neighbourhoods

So you’ve made the decision to move to Rotterdam — the city with the biggest port in Europe, mind-blowing architecture, and overall the coolest place in the Netherlands (no, we’re not trying to sell...

Take care: five ways to cope with the mental impact of lockdown in the Netherlands

With the Dutch government looking to start relaxing measures soon. It seems we are almost at the end of a pandemic and can finally look forward to “normal” times. However, for many of us...

Mobile phones and SIM cards in the Netherlands: ultimate guide

Adapting to life in the Netherlands offers a number of challenges, but you’ve beat them all. You’ve navigated the housing crisis and found accommodation, you’ve even worked your way through Dutch bureaucracy and registered...

Parenthood in the Netherlands: advantages and challenges

Being a parent is no piece of cake, no matter where you are from. However, the way you choose to take on this great journey can vary depending on the culture and country where...

Coronavirus in the Netherlands: all you need to know [UPDATED]

Coronavirus continues to sweep across the Netherlands and the globe. Here's up-to-date information, as it happens, on COVID-19 in Holland. The Netherlands reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on February 27, 2020. Over a...

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Where to live in Rotterdam: the ultimate guide to Rotterdam’s neighbourhoods

So you’ve made the decision to move to Rotterdam — the city with the biggest port...

Aparthotel Adagio — have a long-stay in luxury (at an affordable price)

Are you planning a move to Amsterdam? Or perhaps coming to the city for a nice...

Nature in Tilburg: 11 gorgeous green places for you to explore around Tilburg

Tilburg can get past most people's radar because...well, I don't know. I've been there, and it is a positively charming city. It isn't typically Dutch, but that doesn't mean it's...

It’s cherry blossom season in the Netherlands (but not for long!)

Surprisingly, it's not all about the tulips here in the Netherlands. We also have other beautiful...

Amsterdam’s blossoming bikes keep popping up and we’re OBSESSED

Brightly coloured bikes decorated in flowers, butterflies and clocks have been popping up all over Amsterdam...

The Amsterdam canal house: why are they so wonderfully weird?

Images of Amsterdam’s much loved narrow and wonky canal houses have shaped the world’s perception of...

Why I love Haarlem: a local’s guide to the Spaarnestad

No matter how many times I tell my friends I live in Haarlem, every time we...
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