Roughly 25.7% of the Haarlem population are foreign expats. There’s many important aspects to take care of when you move to a new country and dental care is no exception. Looking after your teeth is important and, fortunately, the Netherlands has some of the most affordable dental care out there. Expats need to take out dental insurance, which […]

When moving to the Netherlands, we didn’t know any Dutch. In less than 3 years, we reached the level enough to pass the Inburgering exam, understand the incoming post without referring to a dictionary and have basic conversations (which is especially useful when talking to kids at playgrounds or communicating with schools and the authorities). […]

It can be extremely stressful when we or someone we love becomes ill abroad. As well as the (very normal) physical and mental turmoil of illness, we often find ourselves dealing with additional challenges that are unique to international life. At the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) conference in March 2018, I got together with professional healthcare […]

EVENTS, EVENTS & MORE EVENTS! From a Kids Carnival to a Dutch Language Café, a free Tax Income Return Workshop, an Artificial Intelligence Lecture, a Comedy in English with award-winning comedians to the Monthly Drink. March, we do it all! On Sunday 3 March, is the Kids Carnival with balloons, kids disco and face painting. […]

Below is the transcript of the newsletter that is being sent out to British nationals living in The Netherlands. British nationals are strongly advised to create a DigiD account so you can have an electronic version of your tempory residence permit. The newsletter is as follows; This is the second Brexit newsletter for British citizens […]

Are you waiting for great things to happen to you, or are you CREATING great things? I believe in creating your life and achieving your dreams, and not waiting for life to just happen to you. Instead of having excuses ”I’m too old, I’m too busy, it’s too complicated, …” Sure, but you have a […]