Dutch Apple Pie Recipe: How To Make The Best Appeltaart!

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe:  How To Make The Best Appeltaart!

If you visit the Netherlands you will quickly realise that Dutch Apple Pie (aka Appeltaart) is hugely popular here.  It can be found literally everywhere your turn; in cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and more often than not at birthday parties too.

The Dutch people can’t get enough of it and when you taste it, you will understand why. Read more

Budget Shopping In The Netherlands

Budget Shopping In The Netherlands
I used to spend way out of control with our food shopping but in order to be able to remain at home for the kids, I needed to re-evaluate and make tweaks here and there to the way we were spending our money.

Initially, it was difficult after moving the Netherlands as I simply didn’t have a clue where to find everything at the right price but now I think I have quite a good handle on it.  If you are an expat, a tourist or even a Dutch national the following tips can help you save – big time!

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Living In The Netherlands

Living In The Netherlands
I love living in the Netherlands but despite having many similarities to life in the UK there are certain things that I still needed to get used to.

 

I decided to put pen to paper and make a list of some of the things that I have now got used to (or am still trying to).  This list is not meant as a negative but rather my observations –  in fact I find a lot of the points a definite plus.

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It’s Fun To Recycle …

It’s Fun To Recycle …

I just saw a lovely picture of my friends little boy on Facebook and clicked to see what he had been up to.

Here in the Netherlands in various towns (not everywhere), some of the local council have a brilliant initiative that lets the local children collect all the old Christmas trees that people leave outside their house for recycling. Read more