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South Holland Summer Camps 2017

Looking for a 2017 summer camp for your child in The Hague, Rotterdam or surrounding areas of Zuid-Holland? There are lots of theme options ranging from sports…

Expat Guide to Beauty & Hairstyling in Holland

Beauty and hair guide for expats and the English-speaking international community in Holland; a quick overview for new arrivals to assist in finding the appropriate service. In…

10 Most Popular Things to Photograph

Whether you're an expat resident or a sightseeing tourist visiting the South Holland region, you're likely to find you have more photos of these ten landmarks in…

10 Ways To See Dutch Tulip Fields in Bloom

Since April is when Dutch tulips come into bloom, for this month's Top 10 List we give you ten different ways you can experience the surreal beauty…

HOTSPOT HUTSPOT: A New Experience in Dining Out

It is unbelievable to think that you can enjoy a well-balanced, healthy 3-course meal at a restaurant in Rotterdam for around €8! How can this be? The…

Make-Over for the Coolsingel

April sees the start of exciting renovation work on the Coolsingel, one of the most recognized and busy streets in the Rotterdam city center. Plans were unveiled…

Local Expat in the Spotlight - Phil Doucet from Brooklyn, NY tells us all about his life, his music, his business and why he loves the Amsterdam life !

Thanks again to Phil for taking time out to answer our questions. We hope you enjoy his story and insights. 1. So Phil, what brings you to…

Local Business in the Spotlight - Valeria Pierdominici - Clinical Psychologist, Psychosomatic Psychotherapist

This time we thank Valeria for taking time from her busy schedule to give us more insight into the important work she does in the Amsterdam area.…

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. [caption id="attachment_935"…

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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