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Ollie is ready for Halloween pumpkins. Are you?

Ollie is ready for Halloween pumpkins. Are you?

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Looking for indoor activities for your little one on a rainy…
How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

How To Carve A Halloween Pumpkin

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Many people would like to carve Halloween pumpkins! Getting in…
Happy Mother's Day! (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

Happy Mother's Day!

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Moederdag or Mother's Day in the Netherlands is always the second…
Keukenhof Gardens open till May 18th

Keukenhof Gardens open from today till May 16th

Enjoy the fabulous sea of flowers of Keukenhof Gardens. With…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open

Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground is open again

Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe!…
Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Your toddler is developing at a very fast pace. One day they…
Important facts for the first step to elementary school (Photo: Leóny Lasschuit)

Important facts for the first step to elementary school

  In this article I focus on the first step towards the…
4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day 2015

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
makeup

Australian mum turns Bratz dolls into Regular Girls by Removing their Heavy MakeUp

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“These dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops…
Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs - watch this video: animals

Dutch lessons for kids on funny DVDs

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Effective and funny Dutch teaching program for kids - and adults…

My CB Said What? Ridiculous Advice From The Consultatiebureau

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To provide a little background for this post, the Consultatiebureau,…
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…
Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

Book Review: “Rembrandt and Kiki Move to the Netherlands” / “Rembrandt and Kiki Verhuizen naar Nederland”

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This new book on the bilingual block is the first of a planned…
October children's month: more tips

October children's month: more tips

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October is children's month in Haarlem In addition to the…
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…
Primary school in the Netherlands (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Primary school in the Netherlands

Compulsory education under Dutch law applies to children of all…
Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges (Photo: Chaud)

Being a Third Culture Kid - Part 1: The Challenges

Do you have small children and are you thinking of moving abroad?…
12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know (Photo: Rachel Ranting)

12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know

1 – It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual…
How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth (Photo: Sofeminine)

How to fit into Dutch society, have a home birth

The Shallow Man, after ten years in the Netherlands has learned…
Dutch crèches refusing non-vaccinated children

Dutch crèches refusing non-vaccinated children

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At least 5 crèches in the Netherlands now refuse children who…
Clothing industry revises children's sizes (Photo: NOS)

Clothing industry revises children's sizes

Dutch children are on average 2 kilos heavier than they were…
Duch toddlers' songs - Olifantje in het bos

Dutch toddlers' songs - Olifantje in het bos

Olifantje in het bos Laat je mamma toch niet los! Anders…
English lessons to bilingual children in Haarlem and surroundings (Photo: Gerlinde de Haas)

English lessons to bilingual children in Haarlem and surroundings

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Haarlem is a great place to grow up for children and although…
Five forms of child care in the Netherlands - Day care

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands - Part 1: Day care

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Are you expecting your first child soon? And are you looking…
New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014 (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

New rules for day care tax reduction in 2014

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Working and having or expecting to have kids at the day care…
4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day (Photo: Melanie Caitlin)

4 & 5 May: Remembrance Day and Liberation Day

The Netherlands is unique among the other European countries…
Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2014 (Photo: Arianna Ardia)

Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2014

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, or Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek…
The government has extended the leave regulation (Picture: Arianna Ardia)

The government has extended the leave regulation

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If a mother dies during giving birth to her child, the father…
Striptease as company outing of day care in Aalsmeer

Striptease as company outing of day care in Aalsmeer

Day care teachers enjoying together a striptease of a tattooed…
Duinrell: a fun day out or family vacation

Duinrell: a fun day out or family vacation

Duinrell is an amusement park located in Wassenaar, close to…