If you are, or have recently talked to anyone who is, a prospective property buyer, you will know that today’s Dutch housing market really is a sellers’ market. You will then also know that properties are often being sold (well) above the asking price. This raises the question among many prospective buyers, ‘how much to […]

This course is meant for children in the age between 8 and 12 to expand their knowledge of Dutch. Both online and face-to-face in Haarlem, starting May 10th.

This Monday afternoon course is meant for children in the age between 8 and 12 who want to expand their knowledge of Dutch. The interactive course consists of 8 fun and meaningful lessons for children who wish to learn Dutch and communicate with confidence.

Rachel Smets Feeling Guilty March 2021

Why do we feel guilty so often or dwell on the past? Why is it so difficult to make certain decisions? Many people spend large amounts of time with two useless thought patterns: Guilt and worry. Guilt is in the past and worry is in the future, and both stop present moment enjoyment.

Pandemic Getaways

Since March 2020, the Netherlands has had several different levels of lockdown to control the virus, some of which offer an opportunity to get away for a weekend. Here are my tips on how to responsibly enjoy a holiday in the Netherlands during the pandemic.

Aneta photo win

I recently saw this portrait that left me speechless. The light, the colours, the model’s alabaster skin and piercing look. A portrait that looks like a painting, but it’s not. It is a photograph and it is real. And it was taken by the super-talented Czech photographer Aneta Jeremiášová, who won the first place in […]

swap studio

The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. In fact, it is the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. Especially fast fashion (zara, h&m etc), which makes shopping for clothes more affordable, it comes at a huge environmental cost. But we love fashion and we love wearing new […]