Author: How Holland Works

Renting a Property and “Administration Costs”

Expat Warning: How Holland Works strongly advises AGAINST using the property sections of sites like IAMEXPAT.NL, who knowingly continue to display listings from agents they are aware charge tenants illegal costs. Stay safe and...

Taking the Staatsexamens Nederlands als Tweede Taal

You’ve worked hard. U kunt wat Nederlands spreken. And you want a certificate to prove it. There are three possible official exams offered by DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs) in the Netherlands. The inburgering exam...

Babbel Dutch Review – For Beginners

In my quest to learn Dutch I have paid for precisely two pieces of software. The first was memrise,  which is perfectly fine in it’s free version but I felt like supporting it. The second is Babbel. Babbel cost...

What is a Stroopwafel?

It seems that cheese isn’t the only strength of the town of Gouda. For a second, tasty, treat also originates from there. Stroopwafels. A stroop wafel is made from two layers of batter that...

Statiegeld (deposit) on Bottles

If you buy a large plastic bottle of drink, a beer bottle or a crate of beer, then the chances are that when you come to the checkout you’ll get charged more than you...