Articles by

Christine Stein Hededam πŸ‡©πŸ‡°

A Dane with a special place in her heart for Minnesota, Christine is now falling in love with everything Dutch. Between finishing her bachelor’s degree, learning Dutch, and doing yoga teacher training, you will find her wandering about the Hague. Always up for visiting new places, she loves to explore the Netherlands with friends and takes pride in scoping out cute cafΓ©s (wherein to discuss books, big plans, and food).

7 ways an international education gives your children a head start

Deciding on a school for your children is a huge responsibility β€” and while the Dutch education...

Dutch Quirk #38: Mush all of their dinner food (prakken)

We admire the Dutch for a lot of things β€” efficiency, directness, and innovation. Their cuisine, however,...

19 ways to actually make friends as an expat in the Netherlands in 2024

Making friends in the Netherlands as an expat can be truly difficult. So, first of all, big...

Dutch Quirk #59: Wear way less make-up than people in other countries

Dutchies are direct people β€” no need to beat around the bush here β€” but could it...

How to order in Dutch: from getting a ‘tafeltje’ to paying the ‘rekening’

Are you finding yourself at a cafΓ©, restaurant, or bar in the Netherlands and wondering how to...

Dutch Quirk #32: Eat a lot of very questionable snack food

The Dutch may not have a world-renowned cuisine, but they sure have a β€” should we say...

‘Gezellig’ or ‘hygge’? The real differences between the Netherlands and Denmark

Bikes, beers, and canals β€” am I describing the Netherlands or Denmark? The two countries share many...

The top 16 free ways to learn Dutch

There are a few things to consider before learning Dutch, one of them being your budget. But...