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A Tale of Two Startup Cities: Amsterdam and Helsinki

Two cities –Amsterdam and Helsinki – though very different in many ways, have a startup boom in common. From Wired magazine, to Silicon Republic, to EU Startups, the media’s paying attention to Amsterdam’s colossal startup power. Tech Crunch called the city “the world’s high tech start up capital”. Amsterdam comes in sixth of Europe’s startup…

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Volunteering in the Netherlands

When internationals relocate, they find themselves in a new place, knowing few people and, in some cases, with some extra time on their hands. It can often be intimidating to step out of your comfort zone in a new place, but volunteering in the Netherlands is a great way to get involved and give a…

Entrepreneur Skills 101: Embracing the Pivot Mindset

Eric Ries first applied the term ‘pivot’ to startups in his book, The Lean Startup. According to Ries, a pivot is “making a change in strategy, without a change in vision”. Pivoting is knowing where you can grow and move your ideas forward. It is knowing when to abandon an idea that lack luster, knowing…

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Jobseeking Secrets in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, like anywhere else, you’ll need to work to pay bills and get by. There’s a wealth of opportunity here, just waiting for you to reach out and take it. However there’s also a lot of competition, and jobseeking in the Netherlands might be a little different than at home. We got in…

The Top 3 Saboteurs Preventing You From Accomplishing Mighty Things

Do you have a project that just never seems to get done? Speaking Dutch? Escaping the nine-to-five world and setting up your own business? Developing a six-pack? Writing a book? There is something that magically comes up and stops you before you even get started, right? Through my own research and surveys, I identified eight…

Freelancer in the Spotlight: The Final Edit

A wanderer from an early age, American-born Lauren Kiraly packed up her American life and crossed the ocean to the Netherlands almost a year ago, husband in tow. Now her company – The Final Edit – is here to help non-native English speakers with their English skills and to present their best selves. She spoke…

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Expat & English Speaking Jobs in The Netherlands

So you have your heart set on moving to the Netherlands. Maybe you fell in love with the picturesque canals of Amsterdam, maybe the forward-looking skyline of Rotterdam caught your eye, or maybe you fell in love with a tall, blonde Dutch person.