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Dutch Statesman J.R. Thorbecke Monument in The Hague

In 2017, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, a 19th-century Dutch political leader, was honored with a marble and chrome monument in The Hague. It is located on the Lange…

Johan De Witt Monuments

Johan de Witt was an important figure in Dutch history, governing over Holland for nearly 2 decades during the Dutch Golden Age. He has been honored with…

Exploring Holland's Bulb Fields by Bike

Guest blogger Angela Khaw, an expat living in Holland, offers advice for visiting the colourful tulip fields in the Netherlands' bulb region by bicycle... My favourite time…

South Holland Retail News: March 2018

Holland retail and fashion update... Hudson's Bay to make adjustments to merchandise assortment, Uniqlo to open first Netherlands store in Fall 2018, Dutch brand Suit Supply gets…

10 Popular Dutch Easter Foods

For the Dutch, popular Paas (Easter) food items include the standard hard-boiled colored eggs and chocolate rabbits, but also a variety of breads, rolls and yellow pastries...…

10 Restaurants with Best Views

If you enjoy dining while taking in scenic views, check out our picks for the ten South Holland restaurants with the best views... #1 The Penthouse -…

Rotterdam Metro System Celebrates 50 Years

The Netherlands is a small country so it should come as no surprise to learn that its first metro line was the shortest in the world. This…

Second Look at Rotterdam Statues

In a previous post I wrote about some humourous statues found in the Rotterdam centre and promised to return to the subject. So, here we are. In…

Little Superstars ! A blog post with the owner of these fab Kindergartens

Thanks Samira for taking the time to answer our Q+A. Best wishes for your open day on Saturday March 24th on Overtoom !   1. When did…

Amsterdam theatre Director, Mike Manicardi answers our Q+A about his great venue and the current show.

 Thanks Mike for this great insight and break a leg for this production ! 1. Tell us about the play at your theatre. Entertaining Mr. Sloane was…

Universal children's games, plus some traditional Dutch ones

Are children's games universal? This post takes a look at the commonality of games and explains how you play some traditional Dutch children's games... Playing games is…

Five things the Dutch do differently in raising children

Dutch parents must doing something right to have the "happiest children in the world". The Netherlands is a wonderful place to raise children and various studies back…

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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