Ice skating, The Netherlands, Typically Dutch

10 Things You Don’t Know about The Netherlands and the Dutch Until You Move Here

The typical Dutch stereotype consists of cheese eating, clog wearing tall people talking a dialect of German with a backdrop of windmills sailing round on the flatlands. However, there is much more to this small country and the people who live in it than the rest of the world thinks. Here are ten things you… Continue reading 10 Things You Don’t Know about The Netherlands and the Dutch Until You Move Here

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British, Culture, Dutch, Dutch language, Gelderland, The Netherlands

One Year of Dutchification

This time one year ago I became a Nederlander. Exactly one year ago. So, you are wondering, just how much Dutchification has taken place during the last year? Do I, you ask, now feel more Dutch than I did a year ago? And what, you wonder, have I done to celebrate this momentous occasion? Well… Continue reading One Year of Dutchification

Britain, Politics, Sinterklaas, The Netherlands, Typically Dutch

3 Lessons Brexit Could Have Learnt From Sinterklaas, Yes Sinterklaas!

It struck me today that the whole Brexit thing is rather like the whole Sinterklaas thing here in the Netherlands - and there are lessons the Brexit camp could have learnt from the Dutch. Bear with me: it's June and we're talking¬†Sinterklaas so¬†I know you're wondering where the hell this is going..... Lesson 1. Outdated,… Continue reading 3 Lessons Brexit Could Have Learnt From Sinterklaas, Yes Sinterklaas!

Culture, The Netherlands

8 Things Expats Should Know About Going Shopping in the Netherlands

If you want to come home from a shopping expedition in the Netherlands with your sanity in tact retaining any semblance of a good mood, there are a few guidelines you'd be wise to follow. Whether it is a trip to the local supermarket, or some retail therapy in your local high street or winkelcentrum,… Continue reading 8 Things Expats Should Know About Going Shopping in the Netherlands

Culture, Dutch, Expat Bloggers in the Netherlands, The Netherlands

Live Like A Dutchie – Advice from the Experts

To almost conclude the #LiveLikeaDutchie month on the blog I want to hand you over to other experts on living life in the Netherlands, namely some wonderful expat bloggers here in the land of the Dutch.What they don't know about trying to live like a Dutchie isn't worth knowing. Here's what they do know.....Bitterballen Bruid… Continue reading Live Like A Dutchie – Advice from the Experts

joys of motherhood, Motherhood, The Netherlands

The Year 2015: Finding My Place Again in the Snow Globe

2015. What will it bring? I actually just reread a post I write a year ago called "What does 2014 hold?" and I can honestly say that I could rewrite that post but change the names around a bit. 2015 will be a huge change for me personally, but not until October. October is the… Continue reading The Year 2015: Finding My Place Again in the Snow Globe