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Rembrandt Monument in Leiden

Information about the Rembrandt monument in Leiden, where it is located, when it was created, who the sculptor was and a brief overview of the Dutch painter…

Statue of the guy with the top hat

If you've passed by the playground in the middle of the Koningsplein in The Hague Zeeheldenkwartier, you may have seen the bronze statue of a skinny guy…

South Holland Retail News: November 2017

Amazon Prime now available in Netherlands, The Sting to open first free-standing Distrikt store in The Hague, TK Maxx opens second store in Rotterdam and more retail…

Arrival of Sinterklaas

The Arrival of ('intocht') Sinterklaas is celebrated every November across the Netherlands. In most Dutch cities, Sint and his helpers Pieten are welcomed on the third Saturday…

10 Largest International Schools

This month's Top 10 List focuses on education options for expats - South Holland's ten largest international schools (The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden)... British School in…

10 Big Construction Projects in South Holland

The following is a list of ten of the biggest construction projects in The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Leiden, either already started or about to start... It…

Food Shopping Rotterdam: Buying items for a traditional Christmas dinner

Tips on where in Rotterdam to find key food items needed to make a traditional Christmas dinner... Whether you love it, hate it or are totally indifferent,…

Rotterdam NEWS BITES

Here are a few new things happening in and around the Rotterdam city center, from recently-opened and coming-soon restaurants to acquiring discount tickets for shows and concerts...…

Albert Both from Talencoach is our 'Amsterdam Business in the Spotlight'. Want to learn Dutch ? He can make that happen !

Thank you Albert for taking the time from your schedule to answer our Q&A, giving us great insights into learning Dutch and your teaching methods. 1 Tell…

Amsterdam 'Local Business in the Spotlight' Blog - The Bearded Plumber

Thanks to Ranj Bhambra, aka The Bearded Plumber, for taking time out from his schedule to answer out Q&A. We all need a reliable plumber at some…

4 Events for Holland Expats

Four annual events expats should attend to fully experience Holland and help better understand Dutch culture... There are lots of tourist attractions in the Netherlands to keep…

The Expat Partner

For 79% of expat partners, the reason for moving abroad is their partner's job, according to the Expat Insider Survey (2015, p.104). Apparently only 28% of respondents…

Traffic Sign to Prevent Cyclists Taking The Hague Dunes Footpath

Many cyclists coming from Scheveningen are tempted to take the Wieringsepad, a footpath in Westduinpark, as it is both adventurous and offers lovely sights. Residents and hikers…

Drievliet: early Dutch public transport

A time when Drievliet was not yet an amusement park and the Dutch were beginning to utilize the first form of public transportation in Holland. From Leiden…

Love, Joy and Hope

Nancy waited for her child to be born in Gouda.  The baby turned in her stomach and eased a stitch towards birth. She looked forward to gently…

Harvesting Gouda

It’s a big nostalgic isn’t it? Going back to a place you once called home, cultivating memories. We all do this when possible. People say, “I’d just…

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