After an exceptionally long spring (that often felt more like autumn), filled with lockdowns, curfews, and sideways rain; summer seems to have bloomed in the North. With temperatures in the next few weeks reaching the heady heights of almost 25 degrees centigrade (!), here’s some of the best places to head to for beach tennis, sandcastle-building, and maybe even a spot of light swimming.Continue reading “To the beach! The best places to dip your toes in Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe”
The number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is falling rapidly. And more and more people are being vaccinated.
In the third step of the reopening plan the measures below will be lifted or relaxed as of 5 June. All other measures and the basic rules will continue to apply to everyone.Continue reading “Covid-regulations – 5 June Update”
An overview of notable dates for the coming 3 months in the Netherlands.Continue reading “Important Dates & Holidays – April, May & June 2021”
World Cleanup Day is a civic movement, uniting 180 countries and millions of people across the world to clean up the planet. In one day. This year it takes place on 20 March 2021.
During this day people throughout the Netherlands will try to pick up as much litter and rubbish as possible in public spaces.
Will you join in?
The coronavirus measures are testing everyone’s resilience, both physically and mentally. The longer the crisis continues, the more difficult it becomes for everyone. Now that a year has passed, the pandemic’s social and economic effects are mounting dramatically.
The government remains focused on protecting people in at-risk groups, and ensuring healthcare remains accessible to those in need. The rise of the British coronavirus variant means that the daily infection rate is now dropping less, or even increasing, compared with a few weeks ago. A third wave of infections seems unavoidable.Continue reading “Covid-regulations – 3 March Update”
One of my biggest difficulties in adapting to the Netherlands was, of course, the weather. I arrived here at the end of December, having come from a tropical country that was in the middle of its summer, and where we have only a small variation in the length of daylight between the seasons of the year.Continue reading “Winter Struggles, by Aline Eclair Duarte”
A new app has recently become extremely popular across the Netherlands, ‘Ommetje’. A Dutch professor of neuropsychology, Erik Scherder, has devised the app, that hopes to get more people walking each day by adding some competition to the mix.Continue reading “Ommetje”
An overview of notable dates for the coming 3 months in the Netherlands.Continue reading “Important Dates & Holidays – January, February & March 2021”