In this section, you will find everything to do with life in the Netherlands.
This includes Dutch culture, traditional celebrations, and popular foods.
In addition to the subjects listed above I plan to add as much useful information as possible.
Having been here for over 10 years I feel I have a lot more useful tips, tricks, and insights.
This should come in very handy if you are planning a visit or relocating to the Netherlands.
Dutch Traditions & Celebrations
The Dutch are very proud of their nationality and have lots of wonderful holidays and traditions.
And in general, these are celebrated extremely enthusiastically. Click on the links below to read more about these traditions & holidays.
Sint Maarten’s is the Dutch version of Halloween. The children get to sing cute little songs and knock on doors in the neighbourhood for candy.
Sinterklaas is the Dutch Father Christmas who visits the Netherlands during November and gives gifts to the children on the 5th of December.
These are traditional little Dutch spiced cookies that are often eaten during the Sinterklaas celebration.
The Dutch New Year is celebrated with lots of fireworks and oliebollen!
King’s Day is celebrated on the 27th of April with lots of dancing, games, street markets, and yummy food!
Living in The Nederlands
What is it really like living here in the Netherlands?
In this article, you can read about some of the things you need to get used to when moving to The Netherlands.
It can be quite a shock to find out that certain things are really expensive here in the Netherlands.
This handy guide will help you to avoid that as it lets you know what to expect and tips and tricks you can use to stay within your budget
If you are an ex-pat, you are planning a future visit or there is something you would like to know about just ask away or drop me a line. Don’t be shy, I would love to hear from you …
If you were looking for more specific information about the Netherlands then head over to these sites for extra information.
Wikipedia -The Netherlands for more details about where it is and the history of the country.
The official Dutch Government site where you can find information about rules and regulations for travel and residency permits
I Am Expat site which has some great resources if you are planning to relocate to the Netherlands
These are just a few of the great sites that have good information for anybody wanting to visit or relocate to the Netherlands.
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