Expats in NL and Other Links

Although I think it’s important to try to make friends with locals in order to more easily settle in to a new country, there is something comforting in finding fellow expats. It’s nice to see that you’re not the only one fascinated or amused by certain elements of your adopted home. I’ve found the blogs of quite a few here in the Netherlands — although mostly in Amsterdam, it sometimes seems — and wanted to share them, since everyone takes something different out of their experiences. There are also a few written by Dutch people that offer their own perspective on life here.

3 Continent Family
A Canadian in Clogs
A Letter From The Netherlands
A Touch of Dutch
Adventures in Expat Land
Adventures in the Nether Regions
Adventures With Jaap
All Dutch to Me
Amanda Blog and Kiss
Amy in .nl
Analects of Confusion
Andy in Amsterdam
Bicycle Dutch
Clogs and Tulips: An American in Holland
Dutch Depression
Dutched Pinay on Expatriotism
The Dutch Tales
Famsterdam Life
From Argentina to the Netherlands, for love!
Going Dutch
Greetings From Holland
Hanson World
Het Kan in Almere
Home Cooking With Sonya
Hungry Trotters
I Am Not A Tourist
Invading Holland
John Does Amsterdam
Kats in Klompen
Life in Dutch
Lizzy Goes Dutch
The Misadventures of Mub
Mo Travels
My Little Expat Kitchen
Nathalie in the Netherlands
Olympic Wanderings
Photos From Utrecht
Poppies and Ice Cream
Random Walks in the Low Countries
Sleepless in Leiden
Unfortunately, Peanutbutter
While in Tulipland
Willems Go Dutch
You’ll Love This

Other General Expat/Dutch Resource Sites:
I Am Expat
Expats Moving and Relocation Guide
The Culture Trip: Netherlands
NL Planet
History of Holland
Netherlands Tourism

And the best little wine bar in Utrecht:
Vino Veritas

19 thoughts on “Expats in NL and Other Links

  1. Hi!

    Thanks for posting my blog. Unfortunately I haven’t been very good at keeping it up…hopefully I’ll get back into it.

    If it’s ok, I’d like to add you to my links.

    Take care,


  2. Nice collection! I’d love to see what other ex-pats are up to 🙂 Thanks for sharing and thanks for including my blog there 😉

  3. Hello, I’m almost a month here in the Netherlands, Utrecht specifically, and i’ve been looking for friends who has the same interest as I do. I stumble into your blog and found it very interesting. I’m maintaining a blog, since I was living in Singapore so part of it is about Singapore and starting to blog about life in the Netherlands as well as some travels. Oops, minor detail, my blog focused mainly on food…basically its more of a food blog, with time outs and blog about my insights here and there.

    I’m interested in meeting up with expat bloggers so if you have any gathering, let me know if its ok to join…are you staying in Utrecht?

    • Welcome to Utrecht! I’ve been browsing your blog and now I’m starving! So many delicious items!

      I get together periodically with other expats, and the next time we join up, I’ll let you know. It’s always nice getting to know new people who have something in common, even if it’s just moving to the Netherlands.

  4. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. After moving to Utrecht about a month and a half ago (from Texas), I’m starting to reach out and try to meet people. If you guys have another expat get together, I would love to join!

    Also, I’d love it if you could add my blog http://alldutchtome.blogspot.com/ to the list.

    Thanks so much!


    • Welcome! It’s always nice to find other expats here in Utrecht. I’m not sure if we’ll get to any other meetups before the end of the year, but the beginning of the year is bound to see some of us gathering for drinks, dinner or something. I’ve recently met another expat from Texas here in Utrecht. If you’re into knitting or crocheting, we’ve discussed going to one of the stitch ‘n’ bitch events over at the Winkel van Sinkel in the new year. Stay warm and enjoy the snow!

  5. Hi! I’m not really in to knitting or crocheting … have tried both and have become extremely frustrated. Anything that involves thread is just not for me! I appreciate the invite, though, and look forward to possibly meeting you in the new year. Happy holidays!

    • I’ve been reading you for a while, so I certainly had to include you! Actually, I need to update the list. I’m sure there are lots of others that I’ve started reading but forgotten to add.

  6. Looks like you’ve found a wonderful community of friends. And you’re right, in this case familiarity does not breed contempt, as the old adage goes. Familial is like, well…family.

    hugs…for sharing… 🙂

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