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 →
How to survive the cold Dutch winter? Use these tips to make sure you make the most out of your winter in the Netherlands!
Italy? Pizza! France? Fromage! Spain? Tapas! The Netherlands? No clue, right? Even though most Dutchies really enjoy a good meal, we are not very famous for our Dutch cuisine. We mainly eat potatoes, a slice of meat and some veggies on the side. Although this is partially true, we want to introduce you to some... Continue Reading →
After at least 5 hilarious moments with international friends about some typical Dutch things I realised we are not as normal as we think we are. Dutch people are known to be relaxed and direct. And of course about the fact that we shamelessly try to save money in every situation. But besides these characterial things we have many other traditions.
The trees are getting bare, the clock has just been set one hour back, we come home in the dark, it’s clear; winter is coming. Even though the last days we’ve been able to enjoy some sunny “spring-like” days, we can’t deny the days getting shorter and shorter. The winter vibes coming out of the... Continue Reading →
You got to love Utrecht. But the Netherlands treasures many beautiful cities. ESN Utrecht organized a lot of city trips but besides that, we want to reveal some undiscovered and unknown spots in three different Dutch cities. Amsterdam I will start with one of my own favorite spots in Amsterdam: the IJhallen. This is the biggest flea market... Continue Reading →
Despite being super Dutch growing up, I never really had a special bond with ice skating. When I was little and it was cold enough we used to go ice skating at the teeny tiny little water next to my house. If that water hadn't frozen over yet, but temperatures were just below zero my... Continue Reading →