10 British Christmassy Things You Miss As An Expat

So it’s finally December and wow has this year gone fast! We are planning to put our tree up this week! Who’s already got theirs up?

For this list, it is written compared to my expat experiences living in the Netherlands. To get into the Christmas spirit in the Netherlands you usually start after December 5th which is Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa. But it sure a very different experience to celebrating Christmas in England. Continue reading “10 British Christmassy Things You Miss As An Expat”

The Four Seasons of the Kralingse Bos

No matter what the weather brings, the Kralingse Bos is a beautiful place for a walk just outside of the city. Easily reachable by car, cycling, walking or a nearby tram. This post is to share photos of the four seasons from my experience.

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Goes, The Netherlands

Travelling with the intercity from Rotterdam to Zeeland, we arrived in Goes for our day trip!

The reason we had chosen to visit Goes was because of a temporary exposition of 50 paintings, made in the period of 1960-2010 by professional North Korean painters regarding propaganda for the country. Officially they were made to stay within North Korea in public places and hotels, representing families, agriculture, war and confrontation.

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Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands

Blue skies and sunshine provided us a perfect day on our trip to Katwijk. A popular seaside destination for Dutchies looking for sand between their toes and a dip in the sea. Unlike Scheveningen, which is very touristic within the summer period, Katwijk has the neighbourly feeling of only Dutchies and locals.

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