Category: Life in The Netherlands

Personal posts about life in NL


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 […]

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 […]