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Here in Holland

The English podcast about life with the Dutch. Stories from people who have come to live in the Netherlands and those who are thinking about taking the plunge. Stories to make you laugh, cry, pull your hair out and jump for joy. An uplifting new series of podcasts produced by Andy Clark. Here in Holland has interview podcasts to give you expert info and advice on life in the Netherlands. Here in Holland has story podcasts too - internationals share their stories on life in one of the ...more

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  • Here in Holland Living in the Netherlands Scores Out of Ten

    Feb 04 2019

    Recorded at the Feel at Home Fair 2019 in the Hague this edition of the podcast has internationals rating their lives in the Netherlands out of 10. There's lots of sharing of funny stories and experiences too.If you want to share a story with Here in Holland you can record it via the Whats App number 06 124 28 387 - or see the links below to get in touch. The Feel at Home Fair is organised by the Hague Online. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribu...more

  • Here in Holland How to Become Dutch

    Jan 08 2019

    This time in the Here in Holland podcast – how to become a Dutch citizen.I sit down with immigration lawyer and Dutch citizenship expert Hermie de Voer and get the inside info on what it takes for internationals to get Dutch nationality. And we talk about the possibilities of having dual nationality too.If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try...more

  • Here in Holland The Monkey Comes Out Of The Sleeve

    Dec 17 2018

    I’ve decided it’s time for a campaign to get the best Dutch proverbs and expressions translated literally into English and accepted in every day use. There are so many brilliant Dutch expressions and it is a crying shame they are not given the spotlight on the world stage they so richly deserve.Nu komt de aap uit de mouw - now the monkey comes out of the sleeve is my favourite but there are loads more and a selection are featured in this podcast. Leading the way through the forest of weird ...more

  • Here in Holland Ripple of Love

    Dec 06 2018

    We live in a selfish world and at the end of the year self-indulgence can switch into overdrive what with Christmas hols and New Year festivities. Looking for a bit more out of life? This is the podcast you've been waiting for. Find out how by helping others you can help yourself. An interview with Brigitte Vonck from Serve the City Amsterdam If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have t...more

  • Here in Holland Brexit Chaos

    Nov 05 2018

    Brexit is fast approaching – what does it mean for the tens of thousands of Brits in the Netherlands? The truth is that it is chaos. In the podcast this time an interview with Sarah Parkes and Tricia Tarrant from the British in the Netherlands group. Facebook page The group is part of British in Europe Also featured is British businessman Stephen Huyton from Thermopatch International.For information on what Brexit can mean for residency as a Brit in the Netherlands check this Dutch Imm...more

  • Here in Holland All Over The Place

    Oct 18 2018

    Lots of funny stories about mishaps and misunderstandings in the podcast this time. The stories were recorded at the Expatica Fair in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. N...more

  • Here in Holland - Distrust of Dutch Doctors

    Oct 02 2018

    This time, why don’t internationals here in the Netherlands trust Dutch healthcare? Surveys show only 30% of internationals trust Dutch doctors. It’s a staggering figure…and this lack of trust can lead to some random decision making with people going go abroad for healthcare and even quitting the Netherlands altogether. And all this while the Dutch have one of the most advanced medical systems in the world. So what’s going on? In the podcast this time a conversation with Dirk...more

  • Here in Holland - All The Time We Thought We Had

    Sep 06 2018

    Moving to the Netherlands with a family can be tough at the best of times, but what if you have two autistic sons and your partner is dying of cancer? For journalist Gordon Darroch this nightmare scenario was a bitter reality. And now he has written a wonderfully moving and intimate book about being faced with the hammer blow that brought life as he knew it crashing down around him. All The Time We Thought We Had. Gordon's blog on autism Autistic Dad. If you like Here in H...more

  • Here in Holland- The Highlights Show

    Jul 12 2018

    To end the second season some favourite stories form the podcast so far. I'll be back in September with season3. Thanks for all your support. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Su...more

  • Here in Holland Incredible LOL Hero

    Jun 22 2018

    This time I’m talking to someone who has just been in the Netherlands for a few months. He’s Steven Morgan - by day, mild mannered IT guy, by night and weekend – stand-up comic, musician, writer and actor. We talk about his expectations of the Netherlands – his comedy and what it’s like doing stand-up for an international audience and about some of the funny scrapes he’s been in since arriving in NL. There are snippets from the first stand up shows he’s been performing here in the ...more

  • Here in Holland A Musical Challenge

    Jun 06 2018

    As we know there are lots of internationals in the Netherlands and they get up to some truly remarkable thing. This time in the podcast the challenge of producing a major musical on shoestring budget, with a severely limited rehearsal time and an amateur cast from around the world. Will it be alright on the night? In Players Amsterdam Keep listening to find out what it takes to make all of this happen and you can also find out where you can go and see and hear the end result. Th...more

  • Here in Holland - New Life

    May 11 2018

    Thaeer Muhreez is a Syrian filmmaker. I worked with Thaeer at Radio Netherlands Worldwide – the first part of this podcast was recorded two years ago whilst we were colleagues. I recently listened back to the recording and thought it would be fitting to share the story here and I also wanted to meet with Thaeer again and find out what happened to him…and the wife and one-year-old daughter he was forced to leave behind. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small mont...more

  • Here in Holland - Extraordinary

    Apr 20 2018

    The theme of the podcast is 'extraordinary' - recorded at a recent expat fair in Amsterdam the podcast features great stories from internationals from around the world who have come to the Netherlands. Stories of confusion, of battling through the tough times and stories of victory and love conquering all. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and t...more

  • Here in Holland Why the Dutch are Different

    Apr 06 2018

    This time in the podcast Ben Coates the author of Why The Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands. Ben talks about the chance encounter that brought him to the Netherlands and the weird and wonderful experiences he went through get to know his new home. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. ...more

  • Here in Holland Bathroom Selfies

    Mar 21 2018

    This time a shorter podcast looking at social media and what to do and what absolutely not to do when you are looking for your dream job. The Netherlands is super tolerant and you might be forgiven for thinking anything goes - but not always. Google yourself and see what’s out there – you can bet your last euro that others will do that – especially potential employer. I’m joined by Katerina Alikaridou fromRandstand Multilingual– the international branch of the Randstad employment a...more

  • Here in Holland: Expat Life = Easy Life?

    Mar 07 2018

    So, as an international or an expat in the Netherlands do you have an easy life? There are tax breaks, nice salaries a good work life balance, international schools and special services from city halls to make you feel at home. But is it all champagne and caviar? Internationals from around the globe share their thoughts in the podcast and I interview Aniek Smit. She is a historian and expert on this question having recently completed a PhD study on expats at Leiden University. Here in Holla...more

  • Here in Holland - Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor?

    Feb 20 2018

    Bit of a departure in the podcast this time – it’s an interview with a Swedish-British crime historian who has unearthed new information about the possible identity of Jack the Ripper. Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor? An intriguing new theory has come to light – there have been many suspects down the years, but a definitive answer has never been found. So where does Hendrik de Jong Dutch sailor, swindler and murderer fit into the picture? When my guest Dr Jan Bondeson released his ne...more

  • Here in Holland - Do Internationals Feel at Home in the Netherlands?

    Feb 06 2018

    In this episode - what is the back story of us internationals in the Netherlands? Why are we here, are we happy, what do we love and what weirds us out? And do we really feel comfortable and at home? This time in the podcast people from around the world share their thoughts on life with the Dutch. It was recorded at the Feel at Home Fair in the Hague which was organized by the Hague Online. For more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in...more

  • Here in Holland - Career in Crisis?

    Jan 12 2018

    This time in the podcast - what happens when your dream expat job turns sour and you are no longer happy let alone fulfilled and rewarded? An interview with O’ona Souissi, an expert on helping people get the careers they want instead of treading water in dead-end jobs. Hear the common misconceptions which hold people back and get the fundamental principles to reignite your career. Find out more about those principles at Career on Purpose For more on Here in Holland: Here in Ho...more

  • Here in Holland - Surviving Christmas in the Netherlands

    Dec 14 2017

    The festive season is upon us – Here in Holland has the guide on how to enjoy it like a Dutchie. So what are the customs the dos and the don’ts? And what should you try? An interview with Abuzer van Leeuwen the man behind the website Dutch Review Fore more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show

  • Here in Holland - Black Pete

    Nov 15 2017

    The debate around Zwarte Piet – Black Pete – has been raging in the Netherlands for several years. Is the character a black-face racist stereotype or just a harmless Dutch tradition? Positions are entrenched – with supporters and opponents clashing sometimes hysterically. Many in Dutch society are simply stunned as to what’s happened around what is a treasured family holiday and celebration. At one stage the UN even got involved. But what does the international community in th...more

  • Here in Holland - Emotional Plumbing

    Oct 27 2017

    Sometimes you meet people and your assumptions are truly tested. This podcast features the story of Sue Sušnik – she feels people’s emotions, literally by laying her hands on their bodies… Her goal to help people regain balance in their lives by realising what’s holding them back. She uses what she describes as a kind of emotional plumbing to get people back in touch with their true selves. Sound like hocus pocus? Well, listen and find out what happened when Here in Holland went to i...more

  • Here in Holland -The Joy of Cycling

    Oct 13 2017

    There are more bikes than people in the Netherlands - Dutch people love to cycle. Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands? And is it true that cyclists are always in the right? And what of the rise of e-bikes and new experiments to give cyclists even more freedom? Check out the latest podcast with the Urban Cycling Institute Contact: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show

  • Here in Holland - Expat tax Break The 30% Rule Under Fire

    Sep 28 2017

    The 30% Rule is a tax break for expats in the Netherlands and it is being reviewed. Some 60,000 expats currently qualify for this generous tax allowance - but what changes are likely and why is this all happening now? Expert tax advisor Robert Bosma from Broadstreet explains what expats can expect in this edition of the Here in Holland podcast. Contact: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83...more

  • Here in Holland - Expats as Explorers

    Sep 12 2017

    How about drawing comparisons between life as an expat and life as a polar explorer? Sound crazy? Well not as far-fetched as you might think. This is the theme of the book The Mobile Life – A New Approach to Moving Anywhere. The book draws on the leadership and endurance skills as embodied by British polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and extrapolates lessons for internationals seeking to conquer a new world of opportunity. In the podcast this time I catch up with co-author Diane Lemieu...more

  • Here in Holland How to Make Dutch Friends

    Jul 17 2017

    It may sound strange but internationals often struggle to make Dutch friends. In this podcast internationals talk about this and we hear about some possible solutions. Plus a great event in Leiden to bring locals and internationals together We Are Leiden The podcast also features Vassia Sarantopoulou from The Anti-Loneliness Project Contact: Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show

  • Here in Holland Weird and Weirder

    Jul 04 2017

    Life as a newcomer in the Netherlands never ceases to amaze – just when you think stuff won’t get any wackier then things get turned up a notch or two. This time in the podcast a collection of random stories I’ve gathered over the past few months since I started making the show. Weird and weirder in the podcast this time Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show

  • Here in Holland - How to get a job in the Netherlands

    Jun 23 2017

    How to get a job in the Netherlands? Questions answered in the podcast this time. An interview with Katerina Alikaridou from Randstad Multilingual Recruitment – the international arm of the Randstad employment bureau. Where are the jobs and how much can you earn? How long will it take me to get a job and how do I best present myself? Top tips for internationals in the Netherlands or thinking of coming here to work. Facebook Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook...more

  • Here in Holland Story#7 Learning to speak Dutch

    Jun 07 2017

    To learn to speak Dutch or not to learn to speak Dutch – is that even a question? Expats you know there comes a time when the language question can no longer be ignored. I look at different ways of learning to speak Dutch in the podcast this time. I visit the Koentact language school in Amsterdam - drop in on UvA Talen University of Amsterdam’s language institute. And join Flowently for a look at its with its tailor-made approach. Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] ...more

  • Here in Holland Story#6 Laughing out Loud with The Cyclepaths

    May 30 2017

    Improvised comedy and what it take to make expats laugh in this edition of the podcast. Comedy group The Cyclepaths share their deepest thoughts when I visit them at a show in Theatre Pepijn in The Hague. The Cyclepaths Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show

  • Here in Holland Story#5 Blogger's Battle

    May 16 2017

    This podcast features a story about the desire to have kids and the fear of losing them. Australian blogger Stephanie Ernst was struck by an incredibly rare disease which affects identical twins. The podcast highlights her struggle with the disease Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome – TTTS – and its closely associated variant TAPS – Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence. It features Dr. Enrico Lopriore head of the department of Neonatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre. TAPS was discovered ...more

  • Here in Holland Interview#8 Getting Married in the Netherlands

    May 01 2017

    Ever wondered how getting married in the Netherlands works? This podcast features Wedding Planner Beatrice Betley, a wonder woman who speaks six languages and is a top organiser. The Expat Wedding Planner Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show

  • Here in Holland Interview#7 Global Expat Stories

    Apr 19 2017

    This time in the podcast there we hear from an organisation which has been collecting expat stories from around the world. It’s the Expatriate Archive Centre based in The Hague. There are hints of nostalgia, the thrill of the future and a role at the centre of global change. The archive - originally set up by a group of Shell expat spouses – collects expat stories from around the globe. Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87...more

  • Here in Holland Interview#6 Amsterdam's Shallow Man

    Apr 12 2017

    An interview with the Netherlands' most sarcastic blogger - Amsterdam's Shallowman. Simon Woolcot - Shallowman himself - talks about his motives and his full on approach. Loved by many and hated by others the controversial blogger tells it like he sees it. Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show

  • Here in Holland Interview#5 Anti-Loneliness

    Mar 29 2017

    You are not alone. This is the message of the Anti-Loneliness Project. This week in the interview podcast psychologist and founder of the Anti-Loneliness project Vassia Sarantopoulou. Why loneliness should not be a taboo and but seen as an opportunity to look at yourself and move forward. Everyone gets lonely sometimes, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Anti-Loneliness Facebook page Twitter: @Anti_Loneliness Contact Here in Holland email: [email protected] Facebook page WhatsA...more

  • Here in Holland Interview Media#5 Shout FM

    Mar 23 2017

    In the latest podcast on English media in the Netherlands an interview with Rob Christian from Shout FM in Maastricht. Facebook RTV Maastricht Contact Here in Holland. WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Facebook. Subscribe, rate and review Here in Holland in iTunes. Twitter: @HereHollandSupport the show

  • Here in Holland Story #4 Small Victories

    Mar 17 2017

    In this story edition of the podcast the theme is small victories. Taking on challenges and winning feels great - these small victories help us feel more human at home and happy. People from round the world who’ve come to the Netherlands share stories of how they overcame obstacles that are part and parcel of life in a new country. Share your story – WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Email - [email protected] Facebook – Here in Holland on Facebook website - Here in Holland Subscri...more

  • Here in Holland Interview Media#4 Dutch News.nl

    Mar 13 2017

    This time in the Here in Holland podcast it’s the latest in the mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. An interview with Molly Quell from Dutch News.nl Dutch News is one of the most popular websites in the Netherlands when it comes to English language media. They have just launched a podcast too. Dutch News on Facebook Listen to the Dutch News Podcast Share your story with Here in Holland - send a message via the Facebook pageor via the site Here in Holland – you ca...more

  • Here in Holland Interview#4 Starting a Business in the Netherlands

    Mar 08 2017

    In this interview edition I talk to entrepreneur Sinead Hewson about setting up a business in the Netherlands. Great tips and advice from businesswoman Sinead Hewson the owner of TpEBO – a company offering facilitation and consultancy to help organisations work more effectively. Sinead is also a member of the Women's Business Initiative International Contact Here in Holland: Facebook page email: [email protected] - WhatsApp +31 (0) 06 124 28 387  website: Here in Holland Subsc...more

  • Here In Holland Interview#3 Invader Stu

    Mar 03 2017

    This Here in Holland Interview podcast features Stuart Billinghurst – the satirical blogger better known as Invader Stu. Stu is a Brit and has been in the Netherlands for quite some time – but don’t worry he still lives in total chaos. His blog is here: To get in touch with Here in Holland: Facebook page - email: [email protected] - WhatsApp +31 (0) 06 124 28 387  - website: Here in Holland Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunes Support the show

  • Here In Holland Interview Media#3 Dutchbuzz

    Mar 01 2017

    This is the third interview in The Here in Holland mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. This time an interview with Lily-Anne Stroobach the founder of Dutchbuzz radio in The Hague. Lily-Anne talks about how Dutchbuzz came in to being and what it can offer expats – there’s news, stories from entrepreneurs, discussion and a whole lot more. On-air each Tuesday live 92FM on Den Haag FM from 22:00-23:00. To get in touch with Here in Holland - email: [email protected]...more

  • Here in Holland Story#3 Dutch Directness

    Feb 24 2017

    The Dutch are famous for telling it like it is - this episode has workplace shockers, a story about a mum who had the cops called on her and an inquiry about sex before marriage during a first meeting. Story to share? - email [email protected] or WhatsApp +31 (0) 06 124 28 387 website: Here in Holland Like and comment on the Facebook page Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show

  • Here in Holland Media#2 Anglo Info South Holland

    Feb 22 2017

    This is the second interview in The Here in Holland mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. This time an interview with John Graham King the managing director of Anglo Info South Holland. Learn how you can profit from the site and contribute too. Facebook page More on the podcast at Here in Holland Like and comment on the Facebook page email: [email protected] WhatsApp - 06 124 28 387Support the show

  • Here in Holland Media#1 IamExpat

    Feb 16 2017

    This is the first in a mini-series on English media in the Netherlands. I talk to Ilaria Mangiardi from - I am Expat - she talks about the IamExpat approach. To contact Here in Holland send me a WhatsApp 06 124 28 387 - email: [email protected] or go to Here in Holland Like and comment on the Facebook page/ Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show

  • Here in Holland Interview#2 Tips and Taking Part

    Feb 14 2017

    Essential tips on getting settled as an international here in the Netherlands. Expat life is easier with the right advice and this week's guest is Deborah Valentine the Executive Director of Access, an organisation that has been helping internationals settle in the Netherlands for more than 30 years. Access is a non-profit and run by volunteers - professionals who have been expats too. Access Access Helpdesk 0900 2 222 377 €0.20/c per minute - [email protected] To contact Here in Hollan...more

  • Here in Holland Story#2 Rude Awakenings

    Feb 09 2017

    In this episode we hear stories of pleasure, pain, discomfort and disbelief. German toilets, a trip to the sauna and a dentist from hell. Expats share experiences of life in the Netherlands in a number of cautionary tales sure to have you laughing, shaking your head in shock and living in fear of your next dental visit. Story to share? Contact: website: Here in Holland Like and comment on the Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 124 28 387 email: [email protected] Subscribe, rate and...more

  • Here in Holland Feeling at Home #Special

    Feb 07 2017

    Recorded at the annual Feel at Home Fair in the Hague - expats talk about life in Holland, what they love best and what they do to make themselves feel at home. Hague Online The Hague is home to more than 50,000 expats - hear a range of their stories in this edition of the podcast. For more go to Here in Holland Like and comment on the Facebook page - mail [email protected] of WhatsApp host Andy Clark 06 124 28 387 Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the sh...more

  • Here in Holland Story#1 Chance Encounters

    Jan 25 2017

    This first edition of The Here in Holland Story Podcast features stories of life in Holland with the theme Chance Encounters. Stories from Amsterdam of a chance encounter with a drug addict, a run-in with a police chase and pigeon rescue. And a story from Leiden on Dutch directness, race and what you can and can't say to Chinese people. There's also a story about having Dutch neighbours whilst living in Peru. Here in Holland - stories to make you laugh, cry, tear your hair out and jump f...more

  • Here in Holland Interview#1 Dutch Manners

    Jan 25 2017

    The Here in Holland Interview Podcast gives you expert info and advice on how to get the most out of life in the Netherlands. A must listen for internationals. In this first edition Here in Holland Interview talks to the Queen of Dutch Manners - Reinildis van Ditzhuyzen. She's the Netherlands' leading etiquette expert and author of many best selling books on how to behave, including 'Manners in the Netherlands' for the international community. In this podcast she talks, amongst other things,...more