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HOLLAND: a happy place

March 23, 2017 by H2H

The 2017 World Happiness Report was released this week and the Netherlands ranks #6, up from #7 the past two years but down from #4 a few years ago… The… Read more…

Dutch Elections 2017: How South Holland Voted

March 16, 2017 by H2H

  Well the tallying of votes in the 15 March 2017 Dutch national elections is nearly complete, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte along with the party he represents, the VVD… Read more…

South Holland Retail News: Feb 2017

February 20, 2017 by H2H

South Holland Retail News Update February 2017: closing date for Marks & Spencer known, former V&D store to house Stradivarius and La Place in addition to Hudson Bay and Decathlon,… Read more…

Renewing an American Passport from Holland

February 16, 2017 by H2H

Recently I had to renew my expiring American passport here in the Netherlands. This post offers some advice for U.S. nationals who may find themselves in the same situation… It… Read more…

Categories: Expat Life, Holland

2017 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 24, 2017 by H2H

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today, and even though Hollywood may be half a world away from Holland, its status as the epicenter of the movie industry, where… Read more…

Categories: Entertainment, Films

Expat Life in Holland: Dutch Income Taxes

January 13, 2017 by H2H

H2H asked a Dutch tax expert ten questions relevant to the expat community about personal income taxes in Holland. Read on to see what he had to say… I recently… Read more…

Top 10 Movies of 2016 at Dutch Box Office

January 8, 2017 by H2H

The list of top ten films for 2016 in Holland includes a few surprises, but none bigger than the movie which which came in first. Read on for a complete… Read more…

Categories: Entertainment, Films, Holland

Dutch Retail Chains: who owns who?

January 6, 2017 by H2H

Expat just arriving in Holland? Faced with unfamiliarity of Dutch retail chain stores on the high street, it can take a while to learn what products each sells. Later you… Read more…

2016 in Review: The Biggest News Events by Month

December 31, 2016 by H2H

2016 turned out to be a troubling year on several fronts… from multiple terror attacks and unexpected deaths among our favorite entertainers to the shocking results from the Brexit referendum… Read more…

Pyromania: Holland on New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2016 by H2H

The usually laid back Dutch really turn up the heat for New Year’s, with raging bonfires and deafening fireworks explosions here in Holland that can easily send an inexperienced expat… Read more…