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South Holland Retail News: Feb 2017

By H2H - Monday, February 20, 2017

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

By H2H - Thursday, February 16, 2017

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…

Dutch Retail Chains: who owns who?

By H2H - Friday, January 6, 2017

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…

Pyromania: Holland on New Year’s Eve

By H2H - Thursday, December 29, 2016

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…

Holland Last Minute Holiday Shopping

By H2H - Sunday, December 18, 2016

Starting to wonder if you’ll get that Christmas shopping list finished in time? Whether it’s about needing extended shopping hours, ideas for gifts or stores to find what it is… Read more…

US Elections 2016: What Expats in Holland Should Know

By H2H - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

With the 2016 American presidential elections just over a month away, most US citizens around the world, including those living here in Holland, have been following this contest far more… Read more…

The toughest thing about learning Dutch

By H2H - Thursday, September 1, 2016

What is the hardest thing about learning Dutch? It’s a wide open question and one you might expect to generate a myriad of different responses. After all, Dutch has a… Read more…

Dutch Tradition: Schoolbags on Flagpoles

By H2H - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today is Uitslagdag here in Holland, a day when you undoubtedly will come upon one of the more unusual sights in the Netherlands…schoolbags hanging from flagpoles flying the Ducth flag…. Read more…

Summer 2016 Dutch Courses in The Hague

By H2H - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer can be a great time to learn how to speak Dutch, especially in The Hague where many schools offer intensive ‘Nederlands’ language training classes. Whether you are an international… 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…

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