Category Archives: Life in the Netherlands

My First Sinterklaas

Today is Sinterklaas. Happy Sinterklaas everyone! What is Sinterklaas, you ask? Well, it is one of the most beloved Dutch holidays, and it’s full of tradition. Most people outside of the Netherlands have never heard of the phenomenon, and assume … Continue reading

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A party in the name of pancakes

Michiel and I recently held a dinner party at our apartment. Not just any dinner party, it was a pancake party. That’s right, pancakes for dinner. But these weren’t ordinary pancakes. Or at least, as I know them to be. … Continue reading

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Baking in the Netherlands

After living here for over half of a year, I’ve come to the conclusion that most Dutch people are not really all that into baking. I’m sure there’s got to be a few that are, but I don’t really think … Continue reading

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Four month status report!

So! It has been four months since I arrived here. These status reports are getting a little redundant, aren’t they? Oh well. I’ve got big things I’m looking forward to this month! First, my sister will arrive in two days. … Continue reading

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Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) madness in Amsterdam!

Saturday was Queen’s Day in the Netherlands. The place to be is Amsterdam, because it is one massive party. Everyone dresses up in as much orange gear as they possibly can, and takes to the streets with beer in hand … Continue reading

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Two month status report!

So I’ve been here officially for two months now – I can’t believe it! Time is sure flying by. By now we’re all settled into our apartment (I’ll post some pictures of it soon, we still have a few things … Continue reading

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Carnaval Craziness!

Here are some more pictures from my first Carnaval extravaganza! :)

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