Dutch stereotypes explained

Just like with every other country, the idea that internationals have about the Netherlands is often based or at least influenced by a lot of stereotypes. Some are cruel, some funny and some are just complete nonsense. But quite a lot of them are (kind of) true and they can be explained. So if you’ve... Continue Reading →

5 types of international students you’ll meet during your time abroad

Spending a semester abroad is one of the best things you can do in your life. You’ll see and do a lot of new, fun things and you’ll make friends from all over the world. The ‘abroad experience’ is different in every country and in every city. Nonetheless, there are always a few very recognizable... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Kingsday

Every country has its own national holiday(s). In the Netherlands, we have King’s Day, or in Dutch: Koningsdag. It is a big celebration and the whole country joins. If you’re an international, it’s quite an experience. If you also want to celebrate Koningsdag (which you should!), read this article to be prepared. What is Koningsdag?... Continue Reading →

Tips for Trips

Your Erasmus period is the best time to take a lot of fun trips. While I was on Erasmus myself (in Belfast), I did a lot of tours in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel to places you wouldn’t visit otherwise. In this blogpost, I’ll share some tips I learned... Continue Reading →

The best study spots in Utrecht

During the holidays, studying is probably one of the last things you want to think of. Unfortunately, the upcoming Christmas break won’t last forever, and you have to go back to your books sometime. Besides the sad prospect of reading all day, you’re probably not looking forward to getting up early for a spot in... Continue Reading →

4 tips to avoid the winter blues

Winter is coming! And winter in the Netherlands is rainy, grey and a little cold. Some people love winter, while others (like me) are just waiting for the sun to come out again. If you’re one of the latter, it’s easy to catch the so called ‘winter blues’. To make sure the lack of vitamin... Continue Reading →

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