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Cloggie Queries

Welcome to a brand new feature of Clogs and Tulips called "Cloggie Queries." Let's not kid ourselves... as expats, we have lots of questions. LOTS. Whether we're in our first country, thinking about taking the leap into expatriatism,...Show More Summary

From Pregnancy to Delivery – The Dutch Way

A guest post by Amanda van Mulligen of A Letter From the Netherlands and The Writing Well. If you trawl expat forums, you are likely to come across some heavy criticism of the Dutch maternity system. And yes, I agree, having a baby in the Netherlands may not be the same as having a baby back in your home country but there are worse things you can do. Show More Summary

Auto Leeg? Making Utrecht safe.

Earlier this week, I noticed a woman in uniform going around to all the cars parked on my street with a pad of some sort. She'd go from car to car, looking inside the windows before scribbling down some things on her pad, tearing off...Show More Summary

January 2011: What's on this month

January, or januari in Dutch, is the month that falls after december (December) and before februari (February). As you'll notice, the Dutch don't capitalize the months of the year. This also holds true for the days of the week (maandag,...Show More Summary

New Year in the Netherlands

As I write this, it is quiet outside. The bombing has stopped, the fires have been put out, the riots have been doused, the smoke has more or less cleared, and, though the streets and sidewalks are still littered, the sky is once again dark at night. No, this is not the aftermath of war. Show More Summary

Happy Holidays from Clogs and Tulips

A very happy and healthy holiday season to you and yours from Clogs and Tulips: An American in Holland Photo: xlordashx, Flickr Did you enjoy this post? Subscribe via rss feed or email to catch the latest from Clogs and Tulips: An American in Holland. ©2009-2010, Clogs and Tulips: An American in Holland. Show More Summary

Gifts for the language learner in your life this Christmas

If you're reading this blog, odds are you are an expat, know an expat, will become or are interested in becoming an expat, living in, have lived in or planning a visit to a foreign country. This means that learning the local language is of great importance to you or your loved one. So this Christmas, you may want to give the gift of language. Show More Summary

Acclimate by Learning the Language

Bethany Ramos is back with another great post to help you with your move overseas. Check back the 16th of every month for more tips from Bethany. Now that you have finally researched your big move to the Netherlands, you need to make...Show More Summary

7 Totally Awesome Things About the Netherlands

A While back, Scarlet at Moms Wear Your Tees Blog asked me to do a guest post on life in the Netherlands for any of her readers who may want to plan a trip to the Netherlands. What I gave her were my top list of great things about the Netherlands. Show More Summary

Day 2 of the NT2-II Dutch Language Test

Halfway there! I tell myself as I cycle to Bureau Inburgering Utrecht for my final day of NT2-II testing. No, I don't mean halfway to the testing center. I mean halfway to the end of NT2 testing. That is, assuming I pass. I'm feeling good about my tests from the previous day and today is Reading and Speaking, which are my two average areas. Show More Summary

Six things wannabe expat writers must know

Guest post by Jo Parfitt A few weeks back Tiffany invited me to guest post here about how expats can get a career as a writer off the ground. Well, of course, I was delighted to help. After 23 years overseas myself, in five different countries, I have forged myself quite a decent career as just that – an expat writer. Show More Summary

From Subsidy to Savings: Inburgering Funds Face the Axe

This post was originally published in the November 2010 issue of The Holland Times. The Holland Times is a newspaper that reports Dutch news in English for the expat community. A monthly publication, The Holland Times can be picked up...Show More Summary

December 2010: What's on This Month

December, or december in Dutch, is the month that falls after november (November) and before januari (January). As you'll notice, the Dutch don't capitalize the months of the year. This also holds true for the days of the week (maandag,...Show More Summary

This is Sinterklaas

Today, the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas. And in honoer of this very special holiday, I would like to share with you Sinterklaas celebrations from the expat's view. The photos are all from my first Sinterklaas experience last year andShow More Summary

Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Susy

Susy is a new reader to Clogs and Tulips and - much to my delight - has decided to bring back the Tiptoe Through the Tulips interview series! Originally from Canada, Susy has really thrown herself into life in the Netherlands, even going so far as to become Dutch. Show More Summary

Day 1 of the NT2-II Dutch Language Test

With my invitation letter in hand and my husband's obese, ancient Dutch-English Dictionary tucked safely in my purse, I walked into the waiting room at Bureau Imburgering in Utrecht for my first day of NT2 testing. The room was buzzing with Dutch conversations carried out in thick foreign accents. Show More Summary

I Want to Take the NT2 Exam... Now What?

A few weeks ago, I posted some of the basic information about the NT2 (Nederlands als Tweede Taal, or Dutch as a Second Language) exam. One of my long-term residency requirements was to take and pass the NT2. Starting from the beginning,...Show More Summary

American Expats Can Still Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US. Americans will be stopping at some point during the day to be thankful, surround themselves with family and friends, reflect upon history and celebrate dependence. If you're going to be abroad this...Show More Summary

Blog Jog November 2010

Here we are: Sunday. And what a lovely day for a Blog Jog! After having so much fun the last Blog Jog, I couldn't help but register Clogs and Tulips for the next round. For those of you who weren't around the last time, here's what a Blog Jog is: Bloggers sign their blogs up to be included in the Jog. Show More Summary

6 print publications for expats in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is swarming with expats and internationals and, as such, there are hundreds of print and online publications specifically for expats in the Netherlands. The following is a list of 6 print publications for expats in the...Show More Summary

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