Posted on: December 17, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

There’s One More Thing You Must Do Before Going On Kerstvakantie

Please note this blog post contains affiliate links. Many of us are about to put down our laptops, ditch our work clothes, and settle down on the couch to catch up on our favorite movies and shows. But before this year ends, there is something we all should do. It’s time to choose the best health insurance for the coming year. You may be thinking about everything but doing this.…

Taken by Amatsooni Photography - Anna Salminen
Posted on: October 28, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

How to Land a Job In A Foreign Country Even if You Don’t Speak the Local Language Yet

One of the first things many people think about before moving abroad is how to land a job even though they don’t speak the local language yet. Before my boss agreed to let me work remotely from the Netherlands, I wondered the same thing. I’m glad that I could work remotely then and now have become a business owner myself. But not everyone already has a job when moving to…

Posted on: October 17, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Looking for Ideas for Your Next Vacation? How About a Road Trip to the Balkans?

Please note that this blog post contains affiliate links. Before going on vacation, most people plan where they will be going and what they want to see. My partner and I are the opposite. We usually have no plan and do little research beforehand besides visa requirements and such. In March, we took a short five-day road trip in Scotland, and now we have just returned from an eleven-day road…

Posted on: September 23, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

What I Wish I Would Have Done When I First Moved to the Netherlands

I’m going to totally out myself here. I never heard of the Netherlands when I met my Dutch partner. I only heard of Amsterdam and Holland. And I had no idea that Amsterdam was a city in the province of North Holland in the country of the Netherlands. And to be totally honest, I knew next to nothing about Amsterdam and Holland. So, almost everything I learned about the Netherlands…

Posted on: August 28, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Check Out These Workshops If You’re Looking For Something to Do in the Netherlands

Taking workshops is one of the best ways to learn about a culture and connect with others, in my opinion. Since moving to the Netherlands almost five years ago, I’ve taken a handful of workshops. I’ve also taken workshops in other countries as well. Most of them have been fun, informative, and well worth the cost. I’ve met people from all walks of life and have a beautiful memory to…

Posted on: August 21, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

How to Get Through the Upcoming Gloomy Months

This post contains affiliate links. The one thing that Dutch people and foreigners can agree on is their detest for the Dutch weather, most of the year anyway. Summer is coming to a close, and that means lots of rain and sunless days are coming our way. I personally love the fall and winter, but I know most of you don’t share that love for the gloomy weather. Getting through…

Soreh in the hotel window in Maastricht
Posted on: August 13, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

How to Actually Get Considered for the Job You’re Applying For

If you’re looking for a job, the first step is to update your CV and cover letter so they are curated for the job you’re applying for. But if you already did that and applied for the job, how can you increase your chances of scoring an interview and, eventually, the job? As someone who creates CVs and cover letters for a living, I get plenty of people asking why…

Posted on: August 2, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 7

What Foreigners Wish Dutch People Knew

If you’ve ever moved to a new country, you understand how challenging it can be. Not only do you have to learn a new language and all about a new culture, but you’ll also have to relearn how to do basic things like how to shop for groceries and get to work. But you know what’s even worse than that? Navigating all the hate, negativity, and hurdles the local people…

Posted on: July 8, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Where to Look for Vacancies When Trying to Find a Job in the Netherlands

Looking for a job anywhere, let alone in a foreign country, can be a tedious process. Luckily for you, there are many jobs available in the Netherlands right now. A lot of companies really need employees right now, so that means you have a lot of choices. The downside is that the process can be very long since it doesn’t seem like hiring is many companies’ priority despite them making…

Posted on: June 10, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 8

Part 2: 6 Pros and Cons of Living in the Netherlands

No matter where you live or move, there will always be good and bad things about that place. No country is a utopia. The most important thing is to weigh the pros and cons to decide whether that place is the best option for you. I moved to the Netherlands for love 4 ½ years ago, and that decision wasn’t made easily. My first year and a half here was…