Summer holidays are around the corner! If you are already thinking about where to spend the summer break this year, you are going to love these 7 getaways in the Netherlands.
About Gala Lázaro Mur
Blogger at notesbygala.com and first-time mum, I love sharing my experiences with other parents and writing about it. I was born in Madrid, the city I love the most. After a short period in London, I moved to the Netherlands, where I have been living with my husband for several years. An avid reader, traveler, writer and art lover, my curious spirit is always searching for something to learn. Master’s Degree in Art History and Publishing, I worked in a National Museum for several years and I started my own Publishing House in Spain. Last years I worked as Content Manager for a Marketing company in Amsterdam. After becoming a mum I decided to follow my passion and start my own blog. Notes by Gala is a Spanish and English travel and maternity blog, where I share tips with mums/dads and world explorers. Don´t miss it if you are visiting Madrid!
Entries by Gala Lázaro Mur
The period between Christmas and New Year can be a hazy, lazy time and it is understandable if you don’t fancy cooking for yourself. After such a hard time for the horeca industry, it can be a good idea to support our favourite restaurants and enjoy a nice meal at home. These days many restaurants […]
The process of picking the perfect primary school starts a long time before your child actually heads off for their first day. In the Netherlands, kids start school shortly after turning 4-years old and the application deadline will be 12 months prior to that – and your research will take time too. Outlined here are […]
While there is no daycare during these weeks, we are spending a lot of time at home with our children. Keeping them entertained can be challenging at the best of times, especially when you have small kids. In case your inspiration is running low to keep toddlers busy, happy and active, check out these top […]
It can be tough making that decision about which daycare centre to select for your little one. Here we provide some key tips and outline aspects to be taken into consideration, so you can be confident in your decision.
What kid can resist a good playground? Luckily, we can find in Haarlem safe and fun Speeltuins to let children play outside and enjoy the sun. After visiting with my son most of the Speeltuin in the city, I thought it could be useful for mums and dads to create a list with my top […]
If you have children and love travelling, London is the perfect destination for 2019. In just 3.30h by train or around 40 minutes by plane, you can land in one of the best european cities to visit with kids. Here you have a recap of my family trip to London with some useful tips and […]
Unfortunately, getting fired during pregnancy is a nasty situation that some women have to face in the Netherlands. If your boss has handed you a dismissal letter when you are expecting, here you can learn everything about what to do and not do in this circumstance.
The story I am about to tell you probably sounds familiar. After all, this is the story that so many people in the Netherlands are currently sharing – the story of how the proposed changes to the term limit of the 30% tax rule for current recipients will have detrimental consequences for recipients of the […]
Its summer and you’re probably thinking about taking the family out for a road trip! In this final instalment, we look at Germany.
No matter if you are planning a break for a weekend or your summer vacations, these road trips with kids are perfect for anyone living in the Netherlands. This article is a part of a three-part series. Part 2 is about Belgium.
Spring is already here and I am sure you have already started thinking about your next family trip. No matter if you are planning a break for the upcoming bank holidays or your summer vacations, these road trips with kids are perfect for anyone living in the Netherlands. (This article is a part of a […]
After talking to different mums about their must-have baby items, here you can find my definitive baby gifts list. This top 10 baby products will help mums to sleep, feed, dress or educate their babies better. Make mums and babies happy by shopping in Haarlem with this curate assortment.
I became a new mum recently, and one of the first things I wondered when I found out I was pregnant was ‘do I want to give birth in the Netherlands?’. For some expats, especially the ones from other European countries, giving birth in their homeland can be a consideration. In my case, I preferred […]