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Low-Cost Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

Children love summer school vacation but for parents, having to keep them entertained 7 days a week can become expensive. Below are suggestions of low-cost things to…

Day Trip: Dordrecht and Kinderdijk

Looking for a day out for sightseeing here in South Holland that is inexpensive, easy-to-do and memorable? Consider a visit to Dordrecht and Kinderdijk by the Waterbus...…

10 Biggest Lakes in Zuid-Holland

Lakes are plentiful here in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. Some lakes formed naturally, fed by rivers and tributaries, while others resulted from peat and sand…

10 Types of Public Transport in Zuid-Holland

You can find many forms of public transport available in The Hague, Rotterdam and surrounding region of the Netherlands. Some are common (train, tram), while others are…

How to Spend Summer 2017 in Rotterdam

Summer is here in Holland, schools are on vacation so get out and enjoy the warm weather! Here are ten suggestions of things you and/or the kids…

The Old Post Office Building in Rotterdam Centre

Major changes are planned for the monumental building which formerly housed the main Rotterdam post office...    Last month I wrote about plans to renovate the Coolsingel…

Local Business in the Spotlight - Michiel from DSTRCT Real Estate answers our Q and A

This time Michiel Van Der Zijden from the estate agency DSTRCT gives us some insight into his activities. They only handle 'High'End' real estate which means that…

Local Amsterdam Institution in the Spotlight - The Badhuistheater Director Mike Manicardi answers our Q & A and the world is his stage...

In this new blog piece, we interview the person at the head of important and noteworthy local institutions to allow all our readers to have greater insight…

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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