Dutch Design flower bulb mosaic at Keukenhof: gardeners plant 7 million bulbs

On Thursday, 6 October, gardeners of Keukenhof planted the first bulbs for a spectacular flower mosaic of Dutch Design. Planting the mosaic emphasizes the autumn planting at Keukenhof. The coming months will see approximately seven million bulbs planted in the park. The Keukenhof theme for 2017 is "Dutch Design". Dutch design is incorporated in the … Continue reading Dutch Design flower bulb mosaic at Keukenhof: gardeners plant 7 million bulbs

2016 Embassy Festival The Hague

On Saturday 3 September, the 4th annual Embassy Festival showcased the diverse multicultural Embassies and communities represented here in The Hague.With a program of international music, with cuisine and culture from all around the world, this free festival drew crowds to the picturesque Lange Voorhout.Organised in close co-operation with the Municipality of The Hague’s Department of International Affairs … Continue reading 2016 Embassy Festival The Hague

Have you discovered DutchNews.nl?

One of my favourite websites to keep up to date with Dutch News in English is http://www.dutchnews.nl. For 10 years now, Robin Pascoe and her team have provided a steady flow of interesting, professional, relevant news items and articles, covering politics, business, society, sport, education, health and tech & media.  They also cover some International and European … Continue reading Have you discovered DutchNews.nl?

2016 ANZAC Day in The Hague Invitation

For Australians and New Zealanders in the Netherlands who would like to commemorate ANZAC Day, there is a ceremony being organised by the Australian and New Zealand Embassies.  Details are below, and *please RSVP by 18 April* I've attended several times now and it's always a moving ceremony.  You may like to read about the … Continue reading 2016 ANZAC Day in The Hague Invitation

Spring “Cow Dance” at Hoeve Biesland in the Netherlands

We love the Hoeve Biesland, which is located about a 10 minute cycle from where we live on the border of Delft and The Hague.  We and have attended several events there including the 2013 Biesland Dagen and 2012 Biesland Dagen.  We also enjoy shopping at their Weilandwinkel. Today, it was "party time" again, as it … Continue reading Spring “Cow Dance” at Hoeve Biesland in the Netherlands

Coping with the Cold: How do Australians survive a Dutch winter?

Hi, I am going to the Netherlands end of next month for 35 days. I am really worried that it will be very cold and that i won't cope. Do you have any tips? Also if anyone from this community wants me to get them something or drop something off for them while i am … Continue reading Coping with the Cold: How do Australians survive a Dutch winter?

Dag van de Kerstster: Lodewijk Hoekstra

On Friday 11th December 2015, I received a press invite (through my work at http://www.thehagueonline.com) for the "Dag van de Kerstster" (Day of the Christmas Star). Here is information from the Dutch language section of http://www.kerstster.info/nl/de-kerstster-heeft-een-eigen-dag.html ....and English....http://www.christmas-star.info Called a "Poinsettia" in English, the Kerstster plant is a popular decoration for this time of year, and … Continue reading Dag van de Kerstster: Lodewijk Hoekstra

Moving internationally with children – my personal experiences

Hi Renee, I'm so glad I discovered your blog and FB page! I am an Aussie who has a dutch partner (met in Indonesia while travelling 2 yrs ago) and we have recently moved here so Bas (my partner) can have a bit of Dutch time with friends family work etc. Most of our past … Continue reading Moving internationally with children – my personal experiences