Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL

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 […]


Ever heard of Rokjesdag?  I hadn’t until now but it totally makes sense.  It’s pretty exciting here in the Netherlands when it finally gets warm enough to wear a skirt (rok) without tights or leggings underneath!  The term was coined by Dutch author Martin Bril. Winter seems to […]