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Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Sint Maarten will go on in Haarlem, but with coronavirus measures

Singing with the kids door to door on Sint Maarten on Wednesday…
Jip & Janneke (image: Annie M.G. Schmidt)

Crafting a lantern for Sint Maarten

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On November 11, it's Sint Maarten (Saint Martin)' s Day. Sint…
Kids in Haarlem

Why You Should Raise Your Kids In Haarlem

The Netherlands is one of Europe's most kid-friendly countries,…
class

More kids per class in Dutch primary school

According to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences…
Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten's Day

St. Martin's Day or Sint Maarten in Dutch is a popular children's…
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…
airport

Travelling abroad with a minor child: check State rules

If you are travelling abroad with a minor child, you must take…
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!…

Johnson & Johnson admits: their baby products contain cancer-causing chemicals

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How is it possible that trusted corporations, headed by mothers…
Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Toddler Tips: The “No!” Phase

Your toddler is developing at a very fast pace. One day they…
Rice Cakes

Warning: Don’t Let Your Children Eat Rice Cakes

Well-known rice products found in grocery stores all over the…
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…
Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground, is open

Summer tip: Linnaeushof, Europe's biggest playground

Speelparadijs Linnaeushof: the biggest playground of Europe!…
multilingualism

Multilingualism Is Not An Excuse!

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So often, I found myself saying or thinking: “She doesn’t…
ChildrenPhotosOnline

Sharing Photos Of Children Online: Eight Ways You Can Do It

I’ve been very open about sharing my children’s pictures…
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…
Flower Parade

Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2015

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, or Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek…

Spring in the Netherlands is: kids as pavement artists

Walking out the door this morning I played hopscotch, with askew…
Teen

Teen sex in Holland

Would You Allow Your Teen to Have Sex at Home? One of…
Newborn

Born yesterday: mothers and their newborn babies - in pictures

Photographer Jenny Lewis took 150 photographs of new mothers…
Nonviolent (Photo: Imgarcade)

In Search of Clarity and Connection (what Nonviolent Communication can bring)

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There I was, inside a circle of 30 workshop participants. I’ve…
Peuterspeelzaal

Five forms of childcare in the Netherlands – Part 3: Peuterspeelzaal (Playgroup)

Doesn't your child go to a crèche or day care? But does he/she…
Arrangements regarding children drastically revised as of 2015

Arrangements regarding children drastically revised as of 2015

As of 2015 a number of tax benefits regarding the cost for your…
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…
ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

ESPRESSO LOUNGE: COOL!

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Espresso Lounge opened its doors in the Kleine Houtstraat in…