Must Sees in NL, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

Texel is a Dutch island located in the north of the country and is part of the Wadden Islands. It is known for its nature, thirty kilometers of beaches, sheep, beauty and, out of tourist season, peace and quiet. And it should definitely be on your Netherlands bucket list. "Tessel" First thing is first. You… Continue reading Why You Should Visit the Dutch Island of Texel

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Home, Netherlands

Shaking It Up When Life Gets Stagnant

Change. Part of life. And a healthy part of life at that. Flitting through my draft posts I found the post below, written in the summer of 2016. Since writing it we have moved from the west of the Netherlands to the east. Our life now couldn't look more different to the life then. Sometimes… Continue reading Shaking It Up When Life Gets Stagnant

Bikes, Culture, Cycling, Dutch, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

The Dutch Do It, You Should Too – Cycling in the Netherlands

The NetherlandsĀ is one of the easiest countries in the world to cycle around. Other countries look at the Netherlands with a huge amount of cycle envy. Unlike the British who have made a half-hearted attempt in some places to build cycle paths, the Dutch have given cyclists some proper thought and ensured that getting out… Continue reading The Dutch Do It, You Should Too – Cycling in the Netherlands

Netherlands, Politics

How to Cast Your Vote for Today’s Dutch Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen and Referendum

It's local election day in the Netherlands today. You can also vote in a referendum on the new intelligence service law which the government want to introduce. Here's the Turning Dutch guide to voting today: You need to take your stempas and ID (passport, ID card or rijbewijs) to your local stembureau. This is indicated… Continue reading How to Cast Your Vote for Today’s Dutch Gemeenteraadsverkiezingen and Referendum

Dutch, Elfstedentocht, Netherlands, winter

When The Netherlands Freezes Over

Biting cold weather approaching the Netherlands means only one thing: the Dutch start whispering about an Elfstedentocht. With the announcement last week of freezing temperatures reaching the Netherlands from Siberia the chatter started. If you stopped what you were doing and listened you could hear millions of ice skating blades being sharpened in anticipation. Would… Continue reading When The Netherlands Freezes Over

Food, Netherlands, Typically Dutch

8 Tips for Dining Out in the Netherlands

Having had yet enought below par lunch at a local restaurant last weekend I thought I'd share someĀ tips to get the most out of your dining out experience in the Netherlands. I ordered a burger. It was cold in the middle. It was taken away with a 'jeetje' uttered in surprise. It came back and… Continue reading 8 Tips for Dining Out in the Netherlands