If you’re wondering what exactly the differences are between “Holland”, “The Netherlands”, and “Dutch” then you’ve come to the right place. A common misconception is that Holland is another name for the entire Netherlands, however, it is actually just a part of the entire country. To be fair, it can get a bit confusing and…
One of the things that you never want in a country you have just moved to is an urgent need for emergency health treatment. It’s Saturday – who do you call? Where do you go? How does the administration work? Is a trip to the hospital covered by your insurance?
Many expats come to the Netherlands either because they’ve been hired by big corporate businesses, or because their partner works for one. And at some point, many of us get fed up with that lifestyle and decide to be our own bosses!
In a competitive housing market like the Netherlands, finding the right home is not easy. It is all the more difficult for those coming from abroad who may lack time and understanding of what to expect from their new home.
Dear diary, Today was another dynamic day at The Language Institute TaalTaal in Scheveningen.
Look, there’s no such thing as a tepid Christmas fair. At the very least, you can expect stalls and stalls’ worth of freshly-fried food – salty and sweet – a wealth of wooden toys, scented candles, leather goods, and other items showcasing the talent of local craftsmen.
Have you ever wondered if you have truly magical powers? Every time you walk in The Netherlands, people stop speaking Dutch and automatically switch over to English, even if you are the only non-Dutch native in the room… It happens just like that, almost like magic!
Tired of the chalky, tasteless supermarket loaves that would function better as a sponge than an edible good? We have some news.
Have you ever stumbled upon a life-size replica of a microbe? Do you know how an early-modern era jukebox works? Can you tell what Gerrit Rietveld’s favorite armchair looks like?
So you’ve found a great new house or apartment. Now, all that is left to do is set up your utilities. But, what is the best way to go about this? Is it to find individual providers for energy, internet, tv, electricity, sim card etc?