25 June 2019
 RECOGNIZE THIS? You’ve moved to the Netherlands, started learning Dutch because you live here and really want to take part in society? You use every opportunity to practice your Dutch language skills but every time you start speaking Dutch, the response is in English. If this happens on a daily basis, you might lose your [...]
13 June 2019
 THERE IS NOTHING ON THE HAND OF HEB JE EEN PROBLEEMPJE? Heeft jouw bedrijf ook te maken met internationale collega’s en klanten? En heb je dan wel eens het onprettige en confronterende gevoel ‘ik dacht dat mijn Engels best wel goed was, maar ik mis toch bepaalde vaardigheden, ik voel me soms onzeker, hoe zeg [...]
05 June 2019
Maybe you need to learn Dutch for your work, or you are moving to the Netherlands, or you have fallen in love with a Dutch person, or maybe you just always fancied getting your tongue round some quite frankly unpronounceable words and incomprehensible expressions? Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn Dutch, you may [...]
16 April 2019
If you're a parent in Amsterdam, you're going to want to do what the locals do and transport your children by bike. Whether you're a mama or a papa you're going to need what is known in this country as a moederfiets, or mother's bike. Local mama, Lana Huf-Germain, is here to give you the low-down on [...]
08 March 2019
 WHAT TYPE OF A BEGINNER ARE YOU? I HAVEN’T LEARNED DUTCH BUT I have been living here for a couple of years and I do understand what people say around me pretty well, as long as I know the subject………… Good first step! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could also join a conversation? Change roles [...]
01 March 2019
PUT ON THAT SPRING FEELING!   It’s March and the sun is making its way back to us. It can still be cold and wet but we do want to capture that feeling of spring: easy, light and joyful! Spring is the perfect time to renew your wardrobe. Here are some practical tips on how [...]