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Best holiday parks in the Netherlands for an unforgettable summer

Summer holidays are around the corner! If you are already thinking…
Rachel Smets Feeling Guilty March 2021

How to remove guilt and worry, and move forward.

Why do we feel guilty so often or dwell on the past? Why is it…
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Free new clothes while saving the environment: Start swapping!

The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment.…
A good year Czech wines

Dreams do come true and Dušan lives his in Haarlem!

When I met Dušan the first thing I saw was his passion for Czech…
expatNest social distancing weekend

So, any plans for this another-social-distancing weekend?

Although it's been a year that we’re practising social distancing,…
Is your job making you sick?

Is your job making you sick? Stop pretending and take action!

Is your job making you sick? Do you feel trapped in your 9-5…
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Dutch turn to live-stream webcams during curfew

The national coronavirus curfew came into effect on January 23,…
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Local Charities Worldwide: four Haarlemmers start a revolution of giving

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I don’t know about you but I am quite done getting my heart…
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When your family doesn’t support your dream

What do you do if you are lacking support from your loved ones?…
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The tricky expat question: where is home?

Expats the world over establish themselves in new places, but…
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Dutch lockdown continues until at least 9 February

On the evening of Tuesday 12 January, prime minister Mark…
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Unruly kids: is it time to embrace the ‘time out’?

Time out is often used to calm children down. It is a controversial…
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Freebies for newborns in the Netherlands

When your new baby is delivered, this will undoubtedly be the…
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Live life without regrets

Living life without regrets needs you need to take the leap.…
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Feeling blue this festive season?

Some of us, this year more than ever, might be dreading the upcoming…
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From 1 December, face masks compulsory in all indoor public places in the Netherlands

To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is compulsory to…
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Addressing the need to be liked

It is time to stop being a people pleaser and instead make time…
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Intensive mothering: the concept fully explained

Have you ever heard of ‘intensive mothering’? It could be…
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Dutch coronavirus response: survey for internationals

A new survey aimed at internationals living in the Netherlands…
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Experiencing gratitude even in tough times

It is mid-November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.…
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Cabinet tightens up measures to tackle coronavirus

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On the evening of 3 November, prime minister Mark Rutte…
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How to let go of limiting beliefs

Your challenge is to shut down the monkey mind in order to break…
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Uncertainties of global mobility for expats during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has basically impacted all aspects of life…
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The Netherlands ranked best place to grow up by UNICEF report

According to a recent UNICEF report, Dutch kids come out top…
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Tips for communicating with your kids

Trying to get your message across in a busy household takes work.…
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Post-career break: how about a returnship?

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Calling anyone considering going back to work after a career…
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Manifest anything you want

Every day, every moment, every second, we are determining our…
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A healthy dose of nostalgia

Is there actually such a thing as a healthy dose of nostalgia?…
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How to calm down children?

When children are at home a lot, surrounded by their brothers…
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Juggling family and career: decide on your model

Anyone who wants to get back to work after having a baby will…