I have now worked in a great many offices in the Netherlands, many where I was the only non-Dutch person on staff. And you get used to the quirks. The lunches. The strict coffee drinking schedule. The revolving door of blue suits. But one thing I cannot get used to is the tea and coffee … [Read more…]
It’s a common misconception that cannabis is legal in the Netherlands. Should you visit one of Amsterdam’s famous coffee shops, you can purchase a joint without worrying about legal consequences. But that same coffee shop bought that same cannabis from, effectively, a criminal: Even as cannabis gains acceptance worldwide, growing, importing, buying, or selling cannabis … [Read more…]
TomTom and Booking.com are just two household names originating on the Dutch start-up scene. There’s around 800 start-ups in the Netherlands and, according to StartupRanking, a website which tracks worldwide data about start-ups, the country ranks 12th in the world for the number of start-ups. Per capita, it jumps ahead of other European Union countries … [Read more…]
Best known for its pottery, the city of Delft offers plenty of quaint streets to wander through and some delicious places to eat. Molly Quell lives there and tells you why you should visit. Read more at DutchNews.nl.
The herring party is a very Dutch tradition, held every June to mark the start of the new herring season. Molly Quell takes the next step in her ongoing inburgering process. Read the article on Dutch News.