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Queen Wilhelmina monument in Wassenaar

If you were wondering about the short obelisk monument in Wassenaar which sits in a small park on the Kerkstraat, you can find information below...   The…

Obelisk monument near the beach in Scheveningen

Have you seen the stone obelisk in Scheveningen and wondered what it represents? Read on to find out more about this special monument... The stone obelisk with…

South Holland Retail News Sept 2017

Jamie's Italian Den Haag opens, Cool Blue readies a showroom at New Babylon, HBC preps 4 South Holland grand openings in The Hague, Leiden and Rotterdam, Holland…

Food-related trivia about the Netherlands

With the Dutch egg-scandal currently dominating news headlines here in Holland, the timing couldn't be better for sharing fifteen food-related bits of trivia about the Netherlands... The…

10 American Fast Food Chains in the Netherlands

For this month's Top 10 List, we look at ten American fast food brands with a presence in the Netherlands. Most are well-established, but a few are…

10 Most Popular Holiday Countries for the Dutch

In a report just released by CBS, France is the most popular country the Dutch head to when they take an international holiday. See the full top…

HUDSON'S BAY Opens New Store in Rotterdam

After a year and half of waiting, the Hudson's Bay department store location in Rotterdam finally opens... If you have been out and about in the Rotterdam…

Annie M.G. Schmidt Park

Take a swim and enjoy a fun-filled day out with children in the fresh air at the Annie M.G. Schmidt Park situated on the border of Rotterdam…

Busy expat ? Here are some fabulous BBC Podcasts you need to know about ! Great radio shows for your ears and brain....

We all lead such busy lives nowadays - rushing around, barely a spare moment to relax. If you are on public transport, in a car, out jogging,…

Vicky Hampton, aka, the Amsterdam Foodie tells us all about her activities, her cookbook and why she came to Amsterdam. Enjoy !

Thanks Vicky for taking the time to answer our Q&A. We all love food, right ? So read this ! 1. Where are you from and how…

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…

The Volksuniversiteit in The Hague

The Volksuniversiteit Den Haag ('community education The Hague') was founded exactly 100 years ago with the aim to provide affordable education to all adults, no matter their…

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 and the first Dutch form of 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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