Posted on: July 17, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Better Than My Grandma’s Apple Cake

Many cultures have their own version of apple cake. Growing up, apple cake was made up of a total of seven ingredients. The cake was good. But now that I’ve tried many other types of apple cake, I realize that the apple cake that my grandma made lacked depth. If she makes it, I’ll still absolutely eat it. It tastes delicious. But I would prefer to make this new recipe…

Posted on: July 10, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Amazing Photographers Who Are Also Foreigners Living In The Netherlands

Most people will hire a photographer at one point or another in their life. A good photographer will take amazing photos of your family gatherings such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversary parties, engagement photos, and more. Companies hire photographers to photograph their staff, social media content, conferences, products, and much more. The thing is, every photographer has a different style. I’ve been photographed by some photographers and really didn’t like…

Posted on: July 3, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

5 Important Lessons I Learned After a Year of Freelancing in the Netherlands

Freelancing was something I never thought I would do as my primary job. Over the years, I have taken various projects here and there, but maybe a few projects every few months, if that. But sometimes, life gives you a choice about your future, and you must make a monumental decision. That’s what happened to me in the spring of 2021. I had to choose whether to work for someone…

Posted on: June 26, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

If Croatia Isn’t On Your Bucket List, You’re Missing Out!

Croatia was one place that had been on my bucket list for a very very long time. I’d heard about and seen photos and videos of its beauty, but never managed to go until now. My sister Chaya and I took a 10-day trip together to 3 different European countries. We visited Portugal, Croatia, and Austria. By far, Croatia was the most beautiful and most memorable destination on our trip.…

Posted on: June 19, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

You’ll Want To Eat These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’m not a huge raisin fan, but in cookies, I’ll eat them. Instead of following the recipe exactly, I also added some chunks of chocolate and changed some other things. These cookies were so scrumptious! My partner took them to work and not a single one was left. So here’s the recipe so you can make it. Ingredients 1/2 cup and 6 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup…

Posted on: May 29, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Dutch Immigration Exams

If you live in the Netherlands and plan to stay here, you’re probably going to have to take the inburgering (immigration) exams. Whether or not you have to take them depends on your visa, country of origin, and more. You can find more info about the rules on the government immigration website.  As an American who moved to the Netherlands for love, I had to take all five immigration exams. Four…

Posted on: May 18, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

9 Pros and Cons of Freelancing in the Netherlands

Almost a year ago, I became a freelancer in the Netherlands. The common term is a ZZP’er. I have learned a lot about working for myself as a writer and editor. Some things have been amazing, and some have been challenging. If you’re interested in working for yourself, here are some of the pros and cons of freelancing in the Netherlands. 1. Pro: The Tax Laws Are Great For Freelancers…

Posted on: May 8, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Dutch Is a Very Hard Language to Learn but Not for the Reasons You Think

Dutch is one of those quirky languages that some people often confuse. Whenever I tell people that I live in the Netherlands, I often get strange questions. People from outside of Europe ask how my German or Danish is going. Or sometimes people don’t even know what language is spoken in the Netherlands. I get the confusion, it sounds similar to German, but it’s not German. I think that it’s…

Posted on: April 28, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 4

8 Items You Should Buy When Moving to the Netherlands

Please take note that this blog post may contain affiliate links. Moving away from the place you’ve known your whole life or for years is very hard. This is especially true when moving to a country where it’s always raining, and making friends isn’t always the easiest. But there are ways to feel a little bit more at home when you first move to the Netherlands. The faster you integrate…

Posted on: April 17, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

7 Things to Do When Traveling on a Budget

I am obsessed with traveling. I recently came back from Israel and already have a trip to Portugal and Croatia planned for June. But traveling means you have to spend money. Money can only be spent once, so spending it wisely is important. I have traveled to 22 countries, 23 if you count the country I grew up in. So I’ve picked up a thing or two on how to…