A Single Life

Dutch short animated film A Single Life wins Oscar nomination (+ trailer)

The Dutch short animation film A Single Life has been nominated…

Euro Bridges appear in the Netherlands

Whether you realize it or not, all of the architecture on the…
What changes in 2015? The main new laws and taxes

What changes in 2015? The main new laws and taxes

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As every year, a string of changes to taxes, employment law,…
Christmas Commercial AH (Albert Heijn) from Bloemendaal and Overveen

Christmas Commercial AH (Albert Heijn) from Bloemendaal and Overveen

The Christmas Commercial is recorded in "our" Bloemendaal and…

CtheCity

CtheCity is an amazing experience where you have the opportunity to…
Zwarte Piet Debate – A Call to Action (Photo DW)

Zwarte Piet Debate – A Call to Action

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Not your typical Zwarte Piet Debate article - this one isn't…

Serious Request 2014: a glass house, 3 guys, no food. This year on Grote Markt.

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Serious Request Unless you just freshly came off the boat or…

Men Choose Smart Women over Sexy Ones

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Believe it or not, recent research has found that men value brains…
Today: International Men's Day (Photo: Internationalmensday.com)

Today: International Men's Day

Women have their Day and men too! International Men's Day (IMD)…
Half of the Dutch cheat

Half of the Dutch cheat

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Almost half of all Dutch sometimes cheats.  According to a…
Circus Tricks - How do you juggle ex-pat life, children and still try to follow your dream? (Illustrations by Sarah-Leigh Wills and copyright Rembrandt & Kiki 2014)

Circus Tricks - How do you juggle ex-pat life, children and still try to follow your dream?

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Jane Archer-Wilms, British ex-pat, explains how she puts pen…
Bok beer season: four not to miss 

Bok beer season: four not to miss 

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It is officially bok beer season in the Netherlands. Official…
HAARLEM nr 8 of the most romantic small towns in Europe

HAARLEM nr 8 of the most romantic small towns in Europe

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World of Wanderlust just published the top 13 most romantic small…
Streets of Amsterdam

Streets of Amsterdam

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Whenever I visit Amsterdam, the ongoing street scenes, always…
What us Women can learn from the Dutch (Photo: Mum of the World)

What us Women can learn from the Dutch

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We’ve all heard the news that Dutch kids are ranked among the…
5 october: Bokbierdag 2014 in Haarlem

5 october: Bokbierdag 2014 in Haarlem

Fancying to taste a special seasonal beer? Go to the center…
5 reasons to choose for an Omafiets (Granny bike)

5 reasons to choose for an Omafiets (Granny bike)

When we tell our friends abroad that we have just purchased a…
(Image: Carol Rossetti)

10 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting…
Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English (Photo: Globelink)

Finally! The first comparison site for Dutch health insurance in English

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ZorgWijzer.nl has launched the first and only Dutch health insurance…
Dutchies go for YELLOW!

Dutchies go for yellow!

Dutchies go for yellow! How? BEER "De gele rakker", "oudgeel…
A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners (Photo: Getty Images)

A common bond between Expats and the Dutch: manners

On Sunday the Shallow Man ran through the Amsterdamse Bos. The…
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

All roads lead to Rome

The first thing that struck me when I landed at Schiphol Airport, six…
Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect? (Photo: Creative Mornings)

Dealing with Dutch Directness: disconnect or connect?

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Did you catch the tongue-in-cheek article, “10 ways to fit…
Cultural Weekend in Haarlem

Cultural Weekend in Haarlem 2014

Autumn is getting closer and it is more tempting to plop, with…
Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands (Photo Novum)

Refuel gas before entering the Netherlands

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That’s what Dutch people living close to the border do as well. This…

Comparisons of the Dutch with other Europeans

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The Shallow Man is a well travelled old fossil. I’ve lived…
A problem called "Happiness"

A problem called "Happiness"

When I was studying psychology at university, I did not imagine…
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Volunteer Centre Haarlem

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Bored and wondering what to do with your free time? Always wanted…
Could parental leave be why Dutch kids are the world’s happiest?

Could parental leave be why Dutch kids are the world’s happiest?

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Unicef calls the Dutch the happiest children in the world and…
Second quarter 2014: house prices in your area (Photo: ANP)

Second quarter 2014: house prices in your area

The average house price rose in the months of April, May and…