A new IamExpat article on Studying in the Netherlands is a great resource for anyone considering this option with links to the types of programs available, costs and general entry requirements.
When we made our 3rd trip to the Netherlands in 2013, we brought my daughter K with us. A scenic walk down the Oudegracht (Old Canal) in Utrecht led us to this lovely cafe and store featuring hand crafted items. We decided to stop in for a traditional Dutch afternoon treat – coffee and appeltaart (apple … Continue reading Disability and Employment
Last week B and I visited one of our favorite places in the Netherlands, Apenheul in Apeldoorn. Apenheul, which means ‘monkey haven’ in Dutch, is a revolutionary, cage-free private zoo with over 70 species of animals, 35 of them primates, with 200 monkeys roaming freely throughout the park grounds. Just past the park entrance, the residents assess visitors … Continue reading Visit to Apenheul (Monkey Haven)
I came home on Wednesday to find that my daughter’s hamster, Gucci, had somehow escaped from his cage. He was scurrying around the floor with Sid in hot pursuit. Luckily, Gucci was completely unharmed. Curiously, Sid only wanted to see the hamster and seemed to have no real desire to harm it. I also saw this … Continue reading Sid Sundae Funday – Hamster Madness
I was invited by my friend, G, to join her on a day trip to Heerenveen, located in Friesland, one of two northernmost provinces of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands. Heerenveen is her birthplace and where she spent the first ten years of her life. In the Netherlands, ‘veen‘ is peat, a type of pre-coal vegetation … Continue reading Trip to Friesland