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Awesome Amsterdam: A complete guide to cycling in the Netherlands

Awesome Amsterdam: A complete guide to cycling in the Netherlands

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Everything you need to know before riding away on your Dutch bicycle: Dutch cycling rules, safety locks and how to rent or buy a bike in the Netherlands.

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

Calling young expats: Complete a survey for your chance to win a prize!

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If you're aged 18–28, have your say in ThinkYoung's survey for your chance to win an iPad mini or a Spotify Premium three-months voucher!

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

5 reasons you need to go sailing in Greece this summer

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Need inspiration on how to best enjoy your summer holidays? Look no further than sailing the Greek Islands this summer. [Contributed by Sailing Nations]

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair Eindhoven: For expats who want to 'arrive'

"i am not a tourist" Expat Fair Eindhoven: For expats who want to 'arrive'

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Learning Dutch, finding a house, experiencing Dutch culture, making connections, solving immigration and tax issues…everything is possible at the “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair in Eindhoven on Sunday 12th June 2016.

Ready Steady Go Dutch: Are the Dutch unfriendly?

Ready Steady Go Dutch: Are the Dutch unfriendly?

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How easy is it to make Dutch friends? Don't expect to be invited to their home for a barbecue, says one expat.

A Dutch checklist: 11 signs you're still acting like a tourist

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If you're still offended by bad customer service and don't complain about the weather, your warning bells should start ringing.

Ready Steady Go Dutch: Dutch attitudes and 'being normal'

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From a relaxed work life to 'non-existent' customer service, expats in the Netherlands talk about the 'norms' of living and working in the Netherlands.

Bitterballenbruid: 30 signs you're definitely Dutch

Bitterballenbruid: 30 signs you're definitely Dutch

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Just how Dutch are you? Moving to the Netherlands changes you in the strangest ways.

Bitterballenbruid: 10 rude-sounding Dutch words

Bitterballenbruid: 10 rude-sounding Dutch words

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'Kies mijn kant'! These words may elicit giggles and guffaws from English speakers but they have completely different — and very innocent — meanings in Dutch.

Amsterdam Mamas: Choosing an 'international name' for your child

Amsterdam Mamas: Choosing an 'international name' for your child

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What names work internationally? Amsterdam Mamas lists the best names that are easy to pronounce for both Dutch and English speakers — and some names to avoid.

Bitterballenbruid: The quirkiest Dutch celebrations

Bitterballenbruid: The quirkiest Dutch celebrations

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There are certain idiosyncrasies, and social rules, at Dutch birthday and anniversary celebrations that take a little getting used.

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

How do children address their teachers across the globe?

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Do children use the teacher's first name, surname or just 'teacher' – and what does this reflect about local culture?

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

Dancing in the Fountain: The best – and worst – of expat friendships

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Should foreigners avoid joining 'expat bubbles'? Blogger Karen McCann considers the pros and cons of mingling with expat groups when living abroad.

Everything you never wanted to know about Dutch toilets

Everything you never wanted to know about Dutch toilets

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Expat blogger Tiffany Jarman Jansen exposes the weird world of Dutch toilets, from the pay-to-pee phenomenon to the good (or bad) inspection shelf.

Bitterballenbruid: 20 amusing Dutch translations

Bitterballenbruid: 20 amusing Dutch translations

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Giving someone 'lovable maggots’ (madeliefjes) is completely acceptable in the Netherlands – and demonstrates why Dutch shouldn't be translated into English.

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