Entries by Jane Sandwood

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Haarlem’s Top Coworking Spaces

Expats who engage in remote work have the benefit of working from anywhere, but selecting your office space should be done carefully. Recent research from Deskmag and Deskwanted revealed that 74% of coworkers have increased productivity. So if you’ve settled into Haarlem and are looking to make the most of your work time, you should consider utilizing one […]

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Finding Handiwork Experts In Haarlem

When something goes wrong in the home, it can be tempting to try and fix it on your own to save money and time. However, attempting complex your work can be unwise – UK consumer watchdog Which? found that 65% of homeowners underestimated DIY complexity, leading to mistakes and costly repairs. Sometimes, getting the work done […]

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Common Housing Scams You Might Encounter As An Expat

Real estate fraud or scams is a big concern of the government in the Netherlands, with Amsterdam being especially a problematic city. As an expat, your excitement to plant roots in the Netherlands might make you a target to criminals. That’s why it’s important to be aware of real estate scams and keep a level […]

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How The Elderly Can Build Their Wealth

The Dutch government encourages seniors to live independently for as long as possible, which means the elderly have to rely on and manage their own finances and survive with the support of friends and family. For the elderly, managing their own personal finances provides a great sense of achievement. Just think about how you feel […]

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Turning Your House into a Senior Friendly Home

The Netherlands is well known for its beautiful houses and stunning scenery. And in contrast to many other European cities, it is possible to find many two-or three-story homes with a scenic garden – just perfect for families with children and pets.  But for older people it is important to consider making a few changes to the […]

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Outings with Oma & Opa – Simple ways to Support our Elderly

The Netherlands is uniquely progressive as it generally allows for an integrated consideration of all members of society, including the elderly. As expats settling into the Dutch way of life, you might notice how the national tram system creates safe travel spaces for senior citizens on the go, and how many community centers offer special programs of […]

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You should check in on your elderly neighbours

Has the West lost its ability to care for the vulnerable in society? Taking care of our own families is increasingly difficult in the 21st century; especially if some members live abroad and far away from other family members. The UK and many parts of the western world now operate in broken systems where many […]