Amsterdam, Must Sees in NL, Netherlands, Randstad, Typically Dutch

What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

One of the things that I love about living in the Netherlands is the fact that it is such a short drive to other countries. The Netherlands is a hop, skip and a jump away from different cultures waiting to be discovered and new experiences waiting to be had. I had spent most of my… Continue reading What I Love About The Netherlands: Location, Location, Location

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British, Cornwall, Netherlands

Rock Pools and Cliffs? Not Around Here!

Cornwall in England has been a popular family holiday destination of ours over the years. For my Dutch family the Cornish coastline may as well have been Mars. Before Cornwall, cliffs and rock pools really were alien landscapes to them. Cliffs As we stood atop the cliffs at Land's End my husband marvelled at the… Continue reading Rock Pools and Cliffs? Not Around Here!

Children, Culture, Expat

Football, Children and Culture: So Much More Than a Game

It's become a tradition to take each of my sons alone to England to watch a football match at the Premier League club I started supporting when I was a child. It's a club I still follow today, despite moving to the Netherlands. You can read all about the why and what it means to… Continue reading Football, Children and Culture: So Much More Than a Game

School

Help! We’re About to Navigate the Dutch Secondary Education System

My eldest is currently rounding off in group 7. It means that next year we will be looking for a secondary school for him to attend the following the year. It's a whole new ball game for me, as I didn't go through the Dutch education system. And it's a steep learning curve full of… Continue reading Help! We’re About to Navigate the Dutch Secondary Education System