Something the Brits and the Dutch have in common. Not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. Being a Brit that's lived in the greatest country IN THE WORLD for the past 16 years, I truly believed that the Brits and the Dutch had almost nothing in common. How wrong I was. The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the Dutch and the Brits are far more alike than I previously … [Read more...] about Who’s Afraid of the Coronavirus? Ik! Maarrrrrrrr It’s Such Nice Weather Hoor!
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Expat Life in the Netherlands Hello friends and enemies. A wise man once said that a picture is worth a thousand words and by god he was right! With that in mind, I've put together some useful infographics on various aspects of expat life in the Netherlands. No need to thank me. The things I do for my readers! 1. Risks to be aware of 2. There's more to life in … [Read more...] about Expat Life in the Netherlands in Infographics
What are the unwritten rules of Dutch society? A member of the Amsterdam Shallow Man Facebook group asked the following question. There were so many helpful responses that I've decided to pick the five most useful answers. The things I do for my readers! 1. Don't use any spices while cooking Long before Al Pacino's character in Scarface uttered the fateful … [Read more...] about The Five Unwritten Rules of Dutch Society
Sinterklaas Dutch Vocabulary Guide It's the happiest time of the year as on Sunday, November 17th Sinterklaas will officially arrive in the Netherlands. Depending on where in the Netherlands you live, Sinterklaas will somewhat confusingly arrive on a boat from Spain with one of the following: A group of happy, smiling, singing and dancing simple-minded black or brown folk … [Read more...] about The Sinterklaas Dutch Vocabulary Guide
Dutch Healthcare: how to survive on paracetamol and prayer. I once published the following MEME about the Dutch healthcare system. While a lot of expats agreed with it, some people vehemently denied that it bore any relevance to their experiences of the medical system in the Netherlands. Today, we have a guest blog post by an expat lady about her own experience with the … [Read more...] about Dutch Healthcare: how to survive on paracetamol and prayer.