Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL

2016 Vakantiepark Dierenbos

2016 May holidays. We stayed a week with our daughters and niece from 2-6 May.  Did a day trip to Den Bosch (nearby).  Writing this later and have forgotten most of it, but overall it was a good price and a nice area.  Basic cabin, but with all amenities and […]

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. […]

Dag van de Kerstster: Lodewijk Hoekstra

On Friday 11th December 2015, I received a press invite (through my work at for the “Dag van de Kerstster” (Day of the Christmas Star). Here is information from the Dutch language section of ….and English…. Called a “Poinsettia” in English, the Kerstster plant is a popular […]