Wooden clogs, known in The Netherlands as “klompen”, are as quintessentially Dutch as the windmill and tulip.
The Dutch monarch can marry a person of the same gender without giving up their right to the throne, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says.
The Netherlands might be a small country, but it has never been afraid to champion big ideas. For centuries, it has been a hub of scientific, economic, and social creation.
Let’s imagine that you have a Dutch partner and that you love them. Probably you would be happy, right?
You are returning through Amsterdam center late at night. As you enter Damrak, a busy high street and a known hangout for young men, you feel a tingle of fear.
Expat Republic is here to help you brush up on the Dutch you already know and to help you push through that taal-plafond to the next level.
As more and more people look to remote opportunities for work and travel opens back up from the pandemic, science has shown this dynamic to be an undeniable personal positive.
At an average of 4 cups a day, the Dutch are some of the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. In 2017, a study showed that the Dutch do indeed drink so much per day on average.
Moving on to the next chapter can be a time of mixed emotions. Sure, leaving any place where you’ve settled, made great friends, and integrated into the culture is always hard and sad, but the Netherlands… that’s a tough one.
Every so often your phone may inexplicably make a long, obnoxious, seemingly out of nowhere sound. It is a loud, penetrating tone that signifies an emergency. But, what is the NL-Alert?