Winter holidays in the Netherlands… Zwarte Pieten Stijl?

Since moving here I have come across the strangeness that is known as Zwarte Piete. Now I’m not saying that I disapprove, I assume that they date back far further than any contact with Non-Caucasians was made. But even so, they are very creepy! and perhaps a touch racially insensitive given how multi cultural the world is these days. … Continue reading

Trying to jump through bureaucratic hoops.

So, as with any time that you want to deal with the Government, Yesterday was spent going from desk to desk, phone-line to phone-line and then desk to desk again, in a mad attempt to complete our registration process. However, even though we had been assured that we would be able to register at this address, it turns out that we … Continue reading

The game of Red Tape Limbo

If you want to find out how to register correctly and efficiently don’t call the IND or your municipality they don’t seem to know what’s going on, even though it’s their system! So here’s what I did, in an effort to find out if we’re allowed to work before Mid-December, I called the Tax office (belastingdienst … Continue reading

The problem with not speaking dutch…

Today was heartbreaking. While paying for my shopping I was approached by a small child, he must have been only 6. I have no idea where his parents were, but he made a heartfelt plea for something, he looked so sweet. For all I know he could’ve been asking for an apple, a biscuit, or simply … Continue reading

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