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Happy Sinterklaas!

By H2H - Monday, December 5, 2016

The streets are quiet tonight because most Dutch people are at home celebrating Sinterklaas. Young children’s faces are lighting up as they rip open their sack filled with toys, games… Read more…

Dutch Public Holidays and Special Observance Days in Holland

By H2H - Sunday, October 30, 2016

There are ten public holidays in the Netherlands each year, some will be familiar as they are commonly celebrated in other countries; others are either unique to the Dutch or… Read more…

New Expat in Holland? Be Prepared for Unique Dutch Things

By H2H - Thursday, October 27, 2016

While the Dutch are unique in many ways (just ask the authors of ‘The UnDutchables’), this post will focus on just a handful of things that a newly arriving expat… Read more…

South Holland 2016 Summer Camps

By H2H - Monday, July 25, 2016

If you’ve waited until the last minute to enroll your child in a summer 2016 holiday camp here in South Holland, have no fear. There is still availability for various… Read more…

Pentecost in Holland

By H2H - Sunday, May 15, 2016

Something that intrigued me ever since I first arrived in Holland is the number of Dutch public holidays specifically related to events on the Roman Catholic calendar.  It struck me… Read more…

Best Oliebollen in South Holland

By H2H - Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our fellow blogger The Dutch Way recently wrote about the affinity the Dutch have for their version of the donut, called oliebollen. In her post, Dutch Ways to Start the… Read more…

2014 National Arrival of Sinterklaas: Mayor of Gouda talks with H2H

By H2H - Saturday, November 8, 2014

Each year, NOS broadcasts the national arrival of Sinterklaas. For 2014, it is South Holland’s historic city of Gouda which has the honour of welcoming the Sint and his entourage… Read more…

Holland’s Last Queens Day (for a while)

By H2H - Saturday, April 20, 2013

As most people are aware, Tuesday 30th April 2013 will mark the last Queens Day celebration (at least for a while, one would assume) in the Netherlands. On that morning,… Read more…

What’s the holiday Sinterklaas about?

By H2H - Thursday, December 1, 2011

Do you know this guy? If you guessed Santa Claus, you are not alone…I would have thought the same thing.  They certainly look alike, right?! But nee, this red-suited man,… Read more…

Amazing Weekend in South Holland – Kinderdijk Windmills and more

By H2H - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

All I can say is …. WOW!  I had an incredible weekend by being able to combine the awesome weather (yes, shockingly,  The Netherlands had the warmest temperatures and best… Read more…

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