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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  • You Are Not Ready for the Real Dutch Coronavirus Facts 4 weeks 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...
  • No Face Masks in the Netherlands - Why? 1 month ago You won’t see many people wearing face masks in the Netherlands. The only exception is on public transport; the Dutch are required to wear face masks on a nation wide basis on trains, trams and buses. This is because travellers cannot adhere to the 1.5m social distancing rule whilst confined on a...
  • Life After the Coronavirus Peak in the Netherlands 2 months ago Life after the coronavirus peak in the Netherlands has returned to about as normal as normal can be right now in an anderhalvemetersamenleving. Sanquin, Plasma and the Coronavirus On a personal note, we now have confirmation that we did indeed have the COVID-19 virus in the house between March and...
  • Thankful My Kids Are Growing Up Dutch 3 months ago This week it hit me again just how lucky we are to be here in the Netherlands. The post Thankful My Kids Are Growing Up Dutch appeared first on Turning Dutch.
  • 10 Dutch Things I Still Want to Do 3 months ago I have a Dutch bucket list. realised whilst writing my expat reverse bucket list that there are still some things I want to do whilst I am here in the Netherlands (not that we are planning on leaving anytime soon but I do have a Dutch bucket list). Here’s my Dutch bucket list – with updates...

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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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