Originally from Australia, but now living in the Netherlands, it's taken me many years to learn the Dutch language and to also understand the culture. Music is a great way to do both. If you're learning Dutch, De Dijk - Groot Hart is a fairly simple song to translate, I'll provide the Dutch lyrics below. … Continue reading Dutch Music: Groot Hart – De Dijk
In 2022, Keukenhof welcomed over 1.1 million visitors from over 100 countries.
In 2022, both Australia and the Netherlands are competing in the finals on 14 May in Turin, Italy.
Thanks to COVID-19, it will be our second Koningsdag during lockdown, meaning the usual country-wide celebrations are not allowed. Ironically, it's one of the first years that the weather is looking lovely, with a high of 16 degrees and sunshine. There are several online events organised in The Netherlands: Koningsnacht Livestream DIY Kings Day at … Continue reading 2021 Koningsdag
Another ANZAC Day in lockdown in the Netherlands due to COVID19, but thank you to the New Zealand Embassy in The Hague for organising a livestream. https://fb.watch/567bgFoiz3/
As of today, Keukenhof is virtually open. “Unfortunately, visitors are not yet allowed to visit the park themselves,” says director Bart Siemerink. “And because you cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to you”. The most beautiful spring park in the world only opens for 8 weeks each spring. It looks different every week … Continue reading 2021 Keukenhof opens virtually
Wow, a year already since the 2019 Konings Kersttoespraak and Queens Christmas Speech. And what a year, mostly dominated worldwide by the COVID-19 situation. Christmas is also a very different experience this year, here in the Netherlands we are on a 5 week lockdown. The Netherlands https://youtu.be/xccFteu5fnY United Kingdom (and Commonwealth) https://youtu.be/OZbCRN3C_Hs
What a year it's been for the whole world. COVID-19 was something few of us had ever heard of early in 2020, and now, in December, it feels like there is little else that has happened this year. As a Dutch Australian based in the Netherlands, one of the most difficult things has being so … Continue reading 2020 COVID-19 in the Netherlands
We recently renewed our daughter's passport and received this handy reminder. Check your personal details Keep your passport safe and secure Report loss, theft or damage immediately (in Australia call 131 232 or overseas contact your nearest Australia diplomatic mission or consulate) Before travelling take the the right travel insurance and check smarttraveller.gov.au For more … Continue reading Australian Passport