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  • On the Ice

    24 Feb 2013 | ACCESS

    Lifestyle

    Skating seems to be inextricably linked with the Netherlands, from Hendrick Avercamp's 17th century paintings portraying the joys of winter fun on the ice, to the popularity of the classic American children's book Hans Brinker, or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland. The Dutch enjoy skating both as children and as adults, both for leisure, and at the top levels of competition.

     
  • Communication is only a few words away

    24 Feb 2013 | Direct Dutch Institute

    Learning Dutch

    Direct Dutch, one of the oldest language institutes in The Hague, explains why language learning is both a piece of cake and a tough cookie. The learning process is easy and at the same time, complex. A delicious challenge! The good news is that there is no bad news: the basics of Dutch are easy to master, especially for speakers of Germanic languages (such as English and German) and refining this mastery is great fun.

     
  • Legal experts @ Legat Expat Desk

    24 Feb 2013 | GMW Lawyers

    Legal matters

    The Hague hosts the world’s main legal bodies and is therefore referred to as the ‘legal capital of the world’. This title comes with a certain responsibility, for the municipal government as well as for many local entities. The Legal Expat Desk, LED for short, is an example of an entrepreneurial service rendered to the international cluster by GMW Advocaten.

     
  • Frequent misconceptions in international family law

    24 Feb 2013 | GMW Lawyers

    Legal matters

    Increasingly frequently, people find love across the borders. They fall in love with someone living abroad or of a different nationality. While the relationship flourishes, it’s hunky dory, but what if the marriage fails? Divorce is a difficult process in many ways - a low point in any life – and international divorces involve extra complications. In my weblogs I inform you of these extra hurdles.

     

     
  • The many languages of love

    24 Feb 2013 | Christine Fischer

    Lifestyle

    Imagine you are writing a love letter, an epistle to a new beloved who is as frightened as they are charmed by the cultural differences between you. Perhaps you would begin with the saying that 'love laughs at locksmiths'. Or perhaps you could draw from Dutch wisdom and tell them liefde schiet pijlen over honderd mijlen: 'Cupid's arrows can fly a hundred miles.'

     
  • Homesickness

    24 Feb 2013 | Christine Fischer

    Healthcare

    Anyone can get homesick. It is a normal response to missing familiar surroundings. You can feel homesick on your first day of school, on your first day of work, or even if you're on vacation. You can certainly feel homesick when you're an expat, an immigrant or asylum seeker. However, it is a feeling that can be managed.

     
  • Movember - grow that 'tash to raise awareness of Prostate cancer

    24 Feb 2013 | Sally Squirrell

    Healthcare

     'One man went to mow, went to mow his meadow'... and ended up mowing his moustache instead…. yes, it’s Movember.  

     
  • A visit to Puyssentut

    24 Feb 2013 | ACCESS

    Healthcare

    As a member of ACCESS’s Cancerlink team, I was excited to meet the people behind this project. Having had a personal experience with breast cancer, the idea of this couple creating a retreat for people who have or have had cancer spoke directly to my heart. 

     
  • 10 reasons to learn Dutch

    24 Feb 2013 | ACCESS

    Learning Dutch

    Linda A. Janssen offers ten reasons why learning at least some Dutch can enhance the expat experience.

     
  • Expat Teens Talk

    24 Feb 2013 | ACCESS

    Reviews

    As a mother of two expatriate teenagers, I was very curious about Expat Teens Talk. Dr. Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit, by writing this book, have filled a gap in the market.

     

     

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