10 tips om vuurwerk te fotograferen
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10 tips om vuurwerk te fotograferen

Hieronder 10 tips van de Fotoacademie Amsterdam om vuurwerk te fotograferen. Kies je ervoor om vuurwerk dat in je directe omgeving wordt afgestoken te fotograferen dan hier nog een extra (en misschien wel de belangrijkste) tip: pas goed op jezelf!…
Death by Chocolate Recipe (Photo by Olga Mecking)

Death by Chocolate Recipe

My obsession with this dessert began many years ago. I was still living in Warsaw and we had this cafe where my mother, brother and me would have breakfast together. Said breakfast consisted of a glass of orange juice, a pot of tea (oh how I…
Q U I Z   V A N  D E  M A A N D JANUARI

Quiz van de maand januari

And win a Ten Euros Voucher for the winner of the month!  To be spent on a series of Dutch lessons with LinguaSparks. Q U I Z   V A N  D E  M A A N D JANUARI 1. V I N D H E T   W O O R D      V         R         …
Amsterdam in the top 15 world cities with best reputation (J.P. de Miguel Photography)

Amsterdam in the top 15 world cities with best reputation

Amsterdam has made it into the top 15 of the Reputation Institute's City RepTrak survey 2014. The Netherlands’ capital has made a big jump in the ranks in recent years, having been listed in 41st place in 2012. City RepTrak survey…
expatsHaarlem proudly presents: expatsHaarlem Housing
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expatsHaarlem proudly presents: expatsHaarlem Housing

The expatsHaarlem Housing section is the latest service of expatsHaarlem.  In this housing section you can read everything you need to know about the reasons to move to Haarlem, renting or buying a house in Haarlem, articles about the latest…
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Remember Me: not your everyday holiday movie

Ho ho ho! As the days of Christmas are creeping up against us, so are bad, bad music (one word: Wham) and cheesy movies in the category: Boy loses girl, boy works hard to win girl back and in the end they're happily back together, all this…
Reaching the center of Haarlem during Serious Request (Photo: Olaf Kramer Fotografie; www.olafkramerfotografie.nl)
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Reaching the center of Haarlem during Serious Request

Thursday evening December 18, the door of the Glass House on the Grote Market will be closed. This is the moment that 3FM Serious Request has officially begun and Haarlem can six days long welcome many visitors. According to nu.nl Haarlem expects 600.000…
Increased number of Expats to the Netherlands discover Haarlem to be a much better (and cheaper) alternative to Amsterdam
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Increased number of Expats to the Netherlands discover Haarlem to be a much better (and cheaper) alternative to Amsterdam

According to a recent report from nu.nl the number of properties in Amsterdam sold and the price increase in the first 3 quarters of 2014 is comparable to the pre crisis years 2005-2008.  Wonderful news generally everyone, the economy is reviving! …
Christmas Commercial AH (Albert Heijn) from Bloemendaal and Overveen
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Christmas Commercial AH (Albert Heijn) from Bloemendaal and Overveen

The Christmas Commercial is recorded in "our" Bloemendaal and Overveen. Nice! The thought of the commercial ... At Christmas dinners you show how important family is to you. But what do you do when someone can not there be? Then you start…
Barbary Fig Seed Oil - The New "It" Oil

Barbary Fig Seed Oil - The New "It" Oil

(Face) oil is a heavenly experience for the skin. No wonder the skin oil revolution is taking the beauty world by storm. Most natural beauty products - lip balms, moisturizers, serums, shampoos and conditioners, even makeup such as foundation,…
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CtheCity

CtheCity is an amazing experience where you have the opportunity to "see" Amsterdam through the eyes of someone who is blind. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to walk around the city with one of those white canes? It's a lot less…
Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs - watch this video: animals
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Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs

Effective and funny Dutch teaching program for kids - and adults too? ;-) -  Watch this video lesson: animals. Dutch lessons on DVDs for kids Dino Lingo Dutch for Kids learning program teaches the most common 200 Dutch words and phrases…
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My CB Said What? Ridiculous Advice From The Consultatiebureau

To provide a little background for this post, the Consultatiebureau, also known as CB, is a place where parents bring their children in for baby well check ups. Babies are weighted, measured and vaccinated. Parents get advice on parenting, feeding…
Behind the Scenes of the New Book ‘Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style’ (Picture: cover of the book)

Behind the Scenes of the New Book ‘Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style’

In April 2013, I received an email from a stranger. The gist of the message was whether I wanted to be part of a book about expat life in the Netherlands. I, of course, said yes. That stranger turned out to be Olga Mecking, who you may…
The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the E
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The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the E

The Dutch Healthy Food ABC: the Dutch alphabet as source of inspiration for Dutch Healthy Food ingredients and recipes. Every week a new letter and a new healthy food ingredient description and recipe with that ingredient. This week: the…