Posted on: February 20, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

My Journey of Moving to the Netherlands – The Immigration Process

One of the most asked questions I get is how in the world did I get a visa to live in the Netherlands. Well, luckily for me, I was in a long-distance relationship with a Dutch guy who could sponsor my visa. Moving to the Netherlands was so much easier than I expected. There were a lot of steps to go through of course, but I think it’s one of…

Posted on: February 13, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 11

The Dutch Should Get More Credit for Their Approach to Beauty

Do you want to know what I really love about the Netherlands? One of the top reasons that I love living in the Netherlands is the approach to beauty. I know, sounds a bit exaggerated but it’s the truth. Even throughout Europe, every country has a different approach to beauty. In some countries, clothing and make-up are super important, and in some, it doesn’t matter as much. The Netherlands is…

Posted on: January 30, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

Having a Hobby Is Crucial in Order to Feel at Home Here

I often get asked how I made friends in the Netherlands. Well, I’m here to say that it was probably one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life. My advice to everyone looking to make friends is to find a hobby, join a club, and take a class. I underestimated the importance of having a hobby. In the Netherlands, one of the main ways people make friends is…

Posted on: January 23, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 7

Follow These 6 Steps to Find a Job in the Netherlands

Finding a job in any country can be frustrating, let alone in a country that isn’t your native one. But the whole job searching process doesn’t have to be as challenging as you may think. There are many ways to make this process easier to navigate. I had to go through this process myself after I lost my job. To my surprise, there were so many resources and websites with…

Posted on: January 16, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Living Frugally Can Be Much Easier Than You May Think

Living within or below your means is one of the things Dutch people pride themselves on. You can call them stingy and cheap, but honestly, they are just being frugal and smart. There is even a very popular saying here in the Netherlands “geld lenen kost geld.” This essentially means “borrowing money costs money.” Whatever you may think of their spending habits, they are good with money. A lot can…

Posted on: January 9, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 0

Vegetarian Zucchini Boats

Sometimes I’ve got leftover rice or couscous and have got to do something with it. I don’t like food waste. I grew up with almost no money, so we ate whatever was put in front of us. Most of the food was vegetarian. Although I am now not a vegetarian, I’m pretty flexible when it comes to food. This zucchini looks massive because it is. I got it from a…

Posted on: January 2, 2022 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

10 Things to Do in New York City No Matter the Season

Although I now live in the middle of nowhere in the Netherlands, I used to live in New York City. During my many years of living in NYC, I got to explore the city and find some hidden gems. A lot of people go to NYC to see the Empire State Building, and of course, Times Square, among other places. I’m asked a lot about what to do in the…

Posted on: December 25, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 2

I Never Got to Celebrate Christmas. Now I’m Making Up for It.

Would you believe it if I told you that I never celebrated Christmas growing up? A lot of people I meet don’t believe it, but it’s the truth. I grew up in an ultra-orthodox Jewish family where all such holidays were not celebrated. Not a single Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or most legal holidays were commemorated. Even looking at holiday decorations such as lights and people dressed up as Santa was…

Posted on: December 12, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 3

5 Things You Should Do Sooner Rather Than Later When Moving to the Netherlands

Moving to any new country can be extremely difficult. Even moving to a new city can be hard. As someone who moved to the Netherlands several years ago from the USA, here are a few things I wish I did right away instead of procrastinating. These things are much more important than I initially thought. The faster you can adapt to your new reality, the better you will feel. If…

Posted on: December 5, 2021 Posted by: Soreh Milchtein Comments: 7

What Really Is Friendship, and Why Do the Dutch Do It So Well?

Friendship is one of those things that most of us cannot live without no matter what we tell ourselves. Humans are like animals, they travel in groups, or in pairs. If we don’t spend time with people and don’t get any affection, the majority of us will end up feeling depressed. One of the hardest things about moving anywhere new is, finding new friends and building a good community. This…