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
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 Art & Design warmly welcomes you to … Continue reading Alina Tang: Australian Artist Amsterdam Art Exhibition
https://www.getready.qld.gov.au 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 friends, family and other fellow Australians. … Continue reading Australian Emergencies and Disaster Management
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 be careful on their bikes. "Slow down, … Continue reading A bad bike accident and broken ankle
Spotted at a bus station in The Hague. Can you identify all these icons?
Image: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zomertijd Twice a year in the Netherlands, clocks are changed for summertime (zomertijd). This happens throughout the EU, where summertime kicks in on the last Sunday in March (clocks go forward an hour in spring) and ends on the last Sunday in October (clocks go back an hour) There has been much discussion lately … Continue reading Dutch summertime and wintertime
Mental health is an important topic to discuss all around the world. It's been encouraging to see an increase in resources and support over recent years. If you are in Australia, NZ or NL (the Netherlands), you may like to take a look at this information for yourself or those around you.
The Australian Border Force works very hard to protect our amazing country. Don't be sorry, just declare it!