Turning Dutch

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Turning Dutch
This blog is my tale of mothering abroad, about the ups and downs of parenting in a foreign country.
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  • Travel with Pencils! to Amsterdam and Barcelona 2 months ago The illustrated books in the Travel with Pencils! colouring book series are so much more than colouring books. Travel with Pencils! is this week’s sponsor with ideas for under the Christmas tree, as well as a fun activity idea to help you through lockdown. Travel Without Leaving Home It’s...
  • From Zero to Law - Face Masks in the Netherlands 1 month ago As of today, Dutch law requires you to wear a face mask indoors in public spaces. And this in a country that, just a few months ago, refused to jump on the face mask bandwagon that hurtled around the rest of Europe. However, the Netherlands is now fully on board. At least in law, if… Continue...
  • How You Can Help Your Child Learn Dutch 2 months ago I am really happy to work with our sponsor, Kobo. Together we bring you a gem of a tip to help you help your child learn Dutch. Step into a world of stories, adventure and excitement. And who knows, Kobo may even help you too. The Importance Of Reading to Learn Dutch A lot of… Continue reading...
  • Face Masks in the Netherlands - Why? 3 months ago Face masks in the Netherlands are controversial. The rest of the world has just got on and worn them, but not the Dutch. But that is about to change. Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, declared this week that the government intends to make the wearing of face masks indoors in public spaces...
  • You Are Not Ready for the Real Dutch Coronavirus Facts 5 months ago Last week we found a coronavirus flyer in our mail box. The flyer contains Dutch coronavirus ‘facts’ and counterarguments for measures taken against the spread of the virus. It looks like the viruswaarheid movement has found itself some followers around these parts. However, it remains an...

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  • Top 8 Must Buy Items For Expats in The Netherlands Writing Contest March 2013 You can’t buy happiness but as an expat you can buy eight items that will help you get the most out of living in the Netherlands. A Bike There is no doubt whatsoever that the Dutch are cycling nuts. You could sum the locals up with “I...
  • Letting Go of the Career Ladder Working Abroad Taking a step back in your career is never a satisfying move, but if the fact that you don’t speak the local language limits your job opportunities and you need to survive, sometimes you have no choice. I know that firsthand. When I moved to the...

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