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REPATRIATION: Will I ever feel that I belong somewhere?

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I love the concept of “Cultureland”. It expresses the essence…
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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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Can we really compare our cultures?

Across the globe, ways of life differ immeasurably – yet people…
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Let’s talk about hometowns: Vancouver, Canada

Capitals, cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods. We all come…
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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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Expat life: which way next?

Recent events have probably been causing us to ponder a true…
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My love letter to the Netherlands

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Dutch life from the perspective of an expat living in these flat…
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Top tips for last-minute Christmas shopping

Okay so it's December 18th, you could start to panic BUT we would…
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Life in the Netherlands

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90 days in: Life in the Netherlands. Is it time to stick or twist? When…
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Dortmund Christmas Markets

A day trip to Dortmund Christmas Markets! When we think of the…
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Things to do in Haarlem this December

Happy holidays to all our expatsHaarlem readers, December has…
Tax Return

Free Income Tax Return Seminars April 2019

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During the two Income Tax Return Seminars on April 13th, our…
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Frans Hals Museum - Hal Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise.

The Frans Hals Museum is a museum with two locations, Hof and…
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How to Learn Dutch for (almost) Free

When moving to the Netherlands, we didn’t know any Dutch.…
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MANAGING A HEALTH CONDITION ABROAD.

It can be extremely stressful when we or someone we love becomes…
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Planning a Multilingual Family

Living away from the home country, I didn’t need to take a…
new expats

Things all new expats need to know in The Netherlands.

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I can gladly say I have been living in Haarlem for 5 years,…

Passing your Inburgering

Inburgering (integration) diploma is needed for some nationals…
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Maintaining friendships as an expat.

To give full meaning to our life, we all need to connect with…
Haarlem Talks

Haarlem Talks with Mihaela.

This is the very first month of the year 2019! Welcome everyone…
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Quick reads for a short plane trip.

If you have read any of my previous articles, I am sure you…
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What to Know About Moving Your Dog to the Netherlands

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If you've spent any time in the Netherlands then you might…
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Response to Dutch Government’s announcement regarding Britons in the Netherlands in the event of no-deal

Response to Dutch Government’s announcement regarding UK nationals…