Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL

Gouda Cheese Markets

During July and August, each Thursday there is a cheese market in Gouda.  A Dutch Australian friend and I took our children for an outing on the 1st August 2013 and we all really enjoyed it.  While there, I was interviewed by de Krant van Gouda on whether there […]


Today and tomorrow are public holidays in The Netherlands.  1e & 2e Pinksterendag.  I had no idea what it was for so decided to do some research.  Wikipedia is always handy for this, and here are their entries: Pinksteren (in Dutch) on Wikipedia Pinkster (in English) on Wikipedia […]

The last Koninginnedag

It wasn’t so long ago that I learnt to confidently pronounce and spell “Koninginnedag”!  However today was the last – at least for some time.  Right now I’m listening to the angelic voice of Mirusia sing “Time To Say Goodbye”, dedicated to Queen Beatrix (now Princess Beatrix).  She […]