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Life in the Netherlands through the eyes of Amsterdam’s most sarcastic expat.

Food Delivery Scooter Riders Have The Most Accidents

scooter delivery rider accident

Food Delivery Scooter Riders Have the Most Accidents I hope you’re sitting down while reading this. In earth shattering news today, Velig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) have reported that food delivery scooter riders have six times as many accidents as other scooter and moped riders. I recall the first time I …

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The Dutch Fireworks and Firenadoes

Dutch cavemen carrying fire

Firenadoes, Fires, Death and Destruction a typical Dutch New Year’s Eve A little-known fact about the Netherlands is that their cave-dwelling ancestors first discovered fire on New Year’s Eve. No sooner had they done so they were running around looking for things to burn to the ground. Centuries later and …

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Cheese and Whine Five Things The Dutch Blame Expats For

Dutch blame expats for high rent

Five Things The Dutch Blame Expats For Firstly, I’d like to make something very clear. It’s tough being Dutch. After all, the Netherlands is only the seventh largest economy in the EU. Poverty is practically non-existent and the country has extensive social benefits and a first class affordable medical system. …

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The Netherlands National Heatwave Plan In English

burnt knees

The Netherlands Heatwave Plan The Netherlands has been experiencing freak weather for weeks. By freak weather, I am of course referring to a prolonged heatwave. At the time of writing this, it hasn’t rained for weeks. I see confused and shocked expats and locals on Facebook asking each other, “what’s …

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5 Reasons Why The Dutch Love Caravans and Campers

The Dutch love caravans and campervans

The Dutch love of caravans and campers If you’re a single expat that’s recently moved to the Netherlands, you may have been somewhat confused while swiping your way through Tinder profiles to see photos of attractive singles taken in front of their caravans or campers. The explanation for this is …

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