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 […]
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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 […]
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 United Kingdom […]
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 […]
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 […]
Each year, both the Dutch King and the British Queen deliver a Christmas speech. Here they are for 2019.
Artist Alina Tang is originally from Perth but currently based in Amsterdam – read more about her here: https://dutchaustralian.com/2019/04/06/meet-dutch-australian-alina-tang/ Are you in or nearby Amsterdam? Then read below. If you’re not, then you can still enjoy Alina’s artwork over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giantpansy/ Australian Artist Amsterdam Art Exhibition Salamon […]
Life in Australia is amazing – but not without risks. Storms, floods, bushfires, heatwaves, tropical cyclones and other threats always hover in the background. I currently live in the Netherlands, but it always saddens me to see reports of these kind of disasters that touch the lives of […]
I’ve now lived for more than 12 years in total in the Netherlands, and cycled countless times with only a few minor issues. Last week though, I had my first (and hopefully last) bad bike accident and broke my ankle. Hundreds of times, I’ve warned my children to […]