Live Abroad

The Netherland’s Covid Rules Get Stricter

20th January 2021

Uh-oh, The Dutch government just made their Covid rules even stricter. Hey guys, I realise that this isn’t my normal kinda post, and actually, I’ve said precisely nothing about how the Netherlands is dealing with Covid on this blog thus far, but hey, looks like we’re gonna be stuck here for a lot longer than […]

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Discovering Utrecht’s Glorious Street Art

25th September 2020

For me, there’s nothing quite like stumbling upon a colourful mural in the middle of the city. It’s like being in a huge, free open air museum that you can go back and visit whenever you please. I’m always on the lookout. I knew Utrecht was going to be a good spot to discover some […]

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Basic words and phrases for travelers in the Netherlands

17th July 2020

So you’ve booked a little trip to the Netherlands eh?! I don’t blame you; the Netherlands has some of the most beautiful nature and awesome cities I’ve ever seen. The Dutch are super chill too (unless you stand on a cycle path that is, then you’re in trouble), and really friendly (again, unless you step […]

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Dr Watson: Leeuwarden’s secret speakeasy

10th July 2020

So apparently there’s a top secret speakeasy bar in the centre of the capital of Friesland, Leeuwarden. I say ‘apparently’, because I’ve never seen or heard of it before in my life. Just a few days ago though, my schoonmem came to visit with a very interesting package: a make your own cocktail set with […]

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5 of the most popular Dutch sauces

3rd July 2020

If you read my last blog post, you’ll know exactly which Dutch snacks you need to get your hands on the next time you’re in the Netherlands. You may also remember how much sauce the Dutch like to smother their food in. Today I’m going to be telling you exactly which sauces top the list […]

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Dutch snacks everyone needs to know about

29th June 2020

The Dutch aren’t known for their cuisine. In fact, some might say that the Dutch completely lack any culinary prowess. Well, I’m here to tell you that it just ain’t so. The Dutch have amazing deep-fried snacks. They’re the perfect addition to an evening of beer and merriment, with the merriment only slightly waning when […]

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Ranked: the best and worst of Dutch liquorice

26th June 2020

As a hardcore sweet lover like myself, you can imagine the shock and horror I felt when faced with shelves upon shelves of liquorice and not much else when I first took a trip around a Dutch supermarket. Aside from the odd bag of Haribo (which, spoiler alert, mostly contain liquorice!!!), finding fruit flavoured candies […]

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41 names from Harry Potter that are weird in Dutch

22nd June 2020

If you read my last blogpost, you’ll have found a ton of ways to get to grips with the Dutch language. One thing that I seemed to miss out though (weirdly enough given my love of reading), was how much you should read in your target language. It’s a biggie. When I began to get […]

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