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

Posted on: July 3, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 4

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…

9 Pros and Cons of Freelancing in the Netherlands

Posted on: May 18, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

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…

I Definitely Don’t Take These Things for Granted Living in the Netherlands

Posted on: February 23, 2024 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

When you grow up and live somewhere your entire life, it’s easy to feel like everything is just normal. Meaning you tend to take the good things for granted because they are just a part of life. But, as an immigrant in the Netherlands, I see things from a different perspective. This is because I didn’t grow up with these things, so it’s harder for me to take them for…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

8 American Things I Still Miss After Living in the Netherlands for Four Years

Posted on: April 23, 2023 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 9

Someone recently asked me if I miss living in the USA. My answer was, “no, I don’t.” I don’t miss living in a country where work and money come first and wellbeing is an afterthought. But I definitely do miss some things about the USA. This doesn’t mean I don’t love my life in the Netherlands; I do. I feel so much more at peace and happier living here. But…

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Start Working For Yourself

Posted on: October 2, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 1

Please take note this post contains affiliate links. Being your own boss is so romanticized on social media, it is insane. Do I love working for myself as a freelance writer and editor? Absolutely! Is freelancing for everyone? Absolutely not! There are so many reasons why working as an employee is better than working for yourself. But on the flip side, being your own boss comes with many advantages. You…

Thinking of Traveling to Portugal? Consider Porto Instead of Lisbon

Posted on: September 4, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

Please note that this blog post contains affiliate links. Most people who travel to Portugal go to Lisbon. This makes a lot of sense. Lisbon is the capital and the most populated city in Portugal. In my opinion, Lisbon is overrated and should be skipped. This comes from someone who grew up in a small city, lived in NYC for many years, and now lives in a tiny town-like city.…

5 Places to See in the Netherlands Without Swarms of Tourists

Posted on: July 24, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

I feel like all of the famous Dutch places like Kinderdijk, Amsterdam, Keukenhof, and Giethoorn are amazing, but there are tons of tourists there all the time. Don’t get me wrong; they are fantastic places to see and definitely worth it. But I want to see more unique places in the Netherlands when I have time off or my family and friends come to town. So below are five places…