Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL

I have two homes

My daughters and I left The Hague, The Netherlands on 7 December for a holiday and have had the most amazing month on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.  You can read more about my connection to both countries and the first five things I did when we arrived (back) in […]

2013 Sinterklaas Maasluis

Last year we really enjoyed the 2012 Sinterklaas arrival in Maasluis so headed there again this morning.  It was a cold, foggy morning but that didn’t stop hundreds of parents and children lining the harbour to wait for Sinterklaas’ steamboat. I always enjoy seeing the children all dressed up. […]


This week in The Netherlands, you’re likely to have children knocking on your door.  Why?  It’s part of the kinderpostzegels initiative.  I don’t like it and I’m trying with this post to analyse why.  I’ve just turned some children away, and feel bad, but really don’t like being […]

2013 Biesland Dagen

We had a fantastic time at the 2012 Biesland Dagen so put the 2013 Biesland Dagen on our calendar long ago.  The Bieslandse Bos is a lovely area nestled in between Delft and the outskirts of The Hague.  Each year the Vrienden van Biesland (Friends of Biesland) organisation hold […]