Here in Holland

Here in Holland
The English podcast about life with the Dutch. Stories from people who have come to live in the Netherlands and those who are thinking about taking the plunge.Stories to make you laugh, cry, pull your hair out and jump for joy. An uplifting new series …

Here in Holland: Happy Kids in The Netherlands = Stressed Mums?
Jul 10 • 34 min
Being a women in The Netherlands is not always easy despite the easy-going nature of the country there are still plenty of hurdles to face.
Here in Holland: All you ever wanted to know about Dutch politics but never dared ask
Jun 3 • 55 min
Dutch politics explained in a highly entertaining podcast
- Under Pressure
Apr 5 • 40 min
Internationals in the Netherlands are facing huge challenges when it comes to mental health issues - what to do?
How Environmentally Friendly is the Netherlands?
Mar 8 • 36 min
The Netherlands has a great reputation when it comes to the environment but is it justified?
Marathon Story
Feb 20 • 33 min
A first person documentary on what it takes to run marathon.
Living in the Netherlands Scores Out of Ten
Feb 4 • 30 min
Internationals rate their lives in the Netherlands out of ten.
How to Become Dutch
Jan 8 • 25 min
This Here inHolland podcast is all about how to become a Dutch citizen.
The Monkey Comes Out Of The Sleeve
Dec 17, 2018 • 38 min
Dutch expressions are brilliant and colorful now it is time to translate them literally into English and make a splash on the world stage.
Ripple of Love
Dec 6, 2018 • 17 min
How to become a hero, help others and help yourself.
Brexit Chaos
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
What does Brexit mean for Brits living in the Netherlands?
All Over The Place
Oct 18, 2018 • 26 min
Internationals tell stories about the weird things that happen to them in the Netherlands.
- Distrust of Dutch Doctors
Oct 2, 2018 • 25 min
Why don’t internationals in the Netherlands trust Dutch doctors?
- All The Time We Thought We Had
Sep 6, 2018 • 38 min
Moving to the Netherlands with a family can be tough at the best of times, but what if you have two autistic sons and your partner is dying of cancer?
Here in Holland- The Highlights Show
Jul 12, 2018 • 13 min
Highlights from the Here in Holland podcast so far. Here in Holland is the podcast in English about life with the Dutch.
Incredible LOL Hero
Jun 22, 2018 • 23 min
Hilarious stand-up comedian Steven Morgan talks about his life in the Netherlands
A Musical Challenge
Jun 6, 2018 • 18 min
An amateur theatre group struggles to put on a major musical - will it turn out okay?
- New Life
May 11, 2018 • 29 min
A Syrian refugee starts a new life in the Netherlands but will he be reunited with the wife and one-year-old daughter he was forced to leave behind.
- Extraordinary
Apr 20, 2018 • 26 min
Expats in the Netherlands tell heartfelt stories about their life with the Dutch.
Why the Dutch are Different
Apr 6, 2018 • 34 min
The clichés about the Dutch are not true - a fascinating interview about the true Dutch experience
Bathroom Selfies
Mar 21, 2018 • 13 min
Semi-naked bathroom selfies are just one example of how not to profile yourself on social media if you are looking for a dream job - advice on online profiling in this podcast.
Here in Holland: Expat Life = Easy Life?
Mar 7, 2018 • 25 min
Do expats in the Netherlands have an easy life?
- Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor?
Feb 20, 2018 • 25 min
Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor?
- Do Internationals Feel at Home in the Netherlands?
Feb 6, 2018 • 27 min
Internationals talk openly about their experience of life in the Netherlands - what they love and what they hate.
- Career in Crisis?
Jan 12, 2018 • 15 min
Sick of your job? You don’t have to stick with it - get the career you really want, expert advice in this podcast.
- Surviving Christmas in the Netherlands
Dec 14, 2017 • 17 min
How to survive Christmas in the Netherlands
- Black Pete
Nov 15, 2017 • 28 min
Is the Zwarte Piet - Black Pete - character in the Netherlands a racist stereotype?
- Emotional Plumbing
Oct 27, 2017 • 38 min
Meet the emotional plumber, a woman who can read your emotions by laying her hands on your body.
-The Joy of Cycling
Oct 13, 2017 • 22 min
Cycling is a way of life in the Netherlands - find out why the Dutch are bonkers on biking.
- Expat tax Break The 30% Rule Under Fire
Sep 28, 2017 • 16 min
The 30% Rule is under fire. Will expats in the Netherlands lose their tax break?
- Expats as Explorers
Sep 12, 2017 • 20 min
As an expat you need to plan like a polar explorer to ge the most our of your new life.
How to Make Dutch Friends
Jul 17, 2017 • 24 min
It may sound strange but internationals often struggle to make Dutch friends. In this podcast internationals talk about this and we hear about some possible solutions. Plus a great event in Leiden to bring locals and internationals together
Weird and Weirder
Jul 4, 2017 • 23 min
Life as a newcomer in the Netherlands never ceases to amaze – just when you think stuff won’t get any wackier then things get turned up a notch or two. This time in the podcast a collection of random stories I’ve gathered over the past few months si…
- How to get a job in the Netherlands
Jun 23, 2017 • 19 min
How to get a job in the Netherlands? Questions answered in the podcast this time. An interview with Katerina Alikaridou from Randstad Multilingual Recruitment –…
Story#7 Learning to speak Dutch
Jun 7, 2017 • 19 min
To learn to speak Dutch or not to learn to speak Dutch – is that even a question? Expats you know there comes a time when the language question can no longer be ignored. I look at different ways of learning to speak Dutch in the podcast this time. I v…
Story#6 Laughing out Loud with The Cyclepaths
May 30, 2017 • 14 min
Improvised comedy and what it take to make expats laugh in this edition of the podcast. Comedy group The Cyclepaths share their deepest thoughts when I visit them at a show in Theatre Pepijn in The Hague. The Cyc…
Story#5 Blogger’s Battle
May 16, 2017 • 48 min
This podcast features a story about the desire to have kids and the fear of losing them. Australian blogger Stephanie Ernst was struck by an incredibly rare disease which affects identical twins. The podcast highlights her struggle with the disease Twi…
Interview#8 Getting Married in the Netherlands
May 1, 2017 • 19 min
Ever wondered how getting married in the Netherlands works? This podcast features Wedding Planner Beatrice Betley, a wonder woman who speaks six languages and is a top organiser. The Expat Wedding Pl…
Interview#7 Global Expat Stories
Apr 19, 2017 • 17 min
This time in the podcast there we hear from an organisation which has been collecting expat stories from around the world. It’s the Expatriate Archive Centre based in The Hague. There are hints of nostalgia, the…
Interview#6 Amsterdam’s Shallow Man
Apr 12, 2017 • 27 min
An interview with the Netherlands’ most sarcastic blogger - Amsterdam’s Shallowman. Simon Woolcot - Shallowman himself - talks about his motives and his full on approach. Loved by many and hated by others t…
Interview#5 Anti-Loneliness
Mar 29, 2017 • 17 min
You are not alone. This is the message of the Anti-Loneliness Project. This week in the interview podcast psychologist ´╗┐and founder of the Anti-Loneliness project Vassia Sarantopoulou. Why loneliness should n…
Interview Media#5 Shout FM
Mar 23, 2017 • 10 min
In the latest podcast on English media in the Netherlands an interview with Rob Christian from Shout FM in Maastricht. …
Story #4 Small Victories
Mar 17, 2017 • 24 min
In this story edition of the podcast the theme is small victories. Taking on challenges and winning feels great - these small victories help us feel more human at home and happy. People from round the world who’ve come to the Netherlands share stor…
Interview Media#4 Dutch
Mar 13, 2017 • 17 min
This time in the Here in Holland podcast it’s the latest in the mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. An interview with Molly Quell from Dutch Dutch News is one of the most popular web…
Interview#4 Starting a Business in the Netherlands
Mar 8, 2017 • 19 min
In this interview edition I talk to entrepreneur Sinead Hewson about setting up a business in the Netherlands. Great tips and advice from businesswoman Sinead Hewson the owner of TpEBO – a company offering facilitation an…
Interview#3 Invader Stu
Mar 3, 2017 • 19 min
This Here in Holland Interview podcast features Stuart Billinghurst – the satirical blogger better known as Invader Stu. Stu is a Brit and has been in the Netherlands for quite some time – but don’t worry he…
Interview Media#3 Dutchbuzz
Mar 1, 2017 • 11 min
This is the third interview in The Here in Holland mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. This time an interview with Lily-Anne Stroobach the founder of Dutchbuzz radio in The Hague. Lily-Anne ta…
Story#3 Dutch Directness
Feb 24, 2017 • 22 min
The Dutch are famous for telling it like it is - this episode has workplace shockers, a story about a mum who had the cops called on her and an inquiry about sex before marriage during a first meeting. Story to share? - email [email protected]
Media#2 Anglo Info South Holland
Feb 22, 2017 • 7 min
This is the second interview in The Here in Holland mini-series on English language media in the Netherlands. This time an interview with John Graham King the managing director of Anglo Info South Holla…
Media#1 IamExpat
Feb 16, 2017 • 9 min
This is the first in a mini-series on English media in the Netherlands. I talk to Ilaria Mangiardi from - I am Expat - she talks about the IamExpat approach. To contact Here in Holland send me a WhatsApp 06 124 …
Interview#2 Tips and Taking Part
Feb 14, 2017 • 18 min
Essential tips on getting settled as an international here in the Netherlands. Expat life is easier with the right advice and this week’s guest is Deborah Valentine the Executive Director of Access, an organisation that has been helping internationals …
Story#2 Rude Awakenings
Feb 9, 2017 • 20 min
In this episode we hear stories of pleasure, pain, discomfort and disbelief. German toilets, a trip to the sauna and a dentist from hell. Expats share experiences of life in the Netherlands in a number of cautionary tales sure to have you laughing, sha…
Feeling at Home #Special
Feb 7, 2017 • 11 min
Recorded at the annual Feel at Home Fair in the Hague - expats talk about life in Holland, what they love best and what they do to make themselves feel at home. Hague Online The Hague is home to more than 50…
Story#1 Chance Encounters
Jan 25, 2017 • 20 min
This first edition of The Here in Holland Story Podcast features stories of life in Holland with the theme Chance Encounters. Stories from Amsterdam of a chance encounter with a drug addict, a run-in with a police chase and pigeon rescue. And a stor…
Interview#1 Dutch Manners
Jan 25, 2017 • 12 min
The Here in Holland Interview Podcast gives you expert info and advice on how to get the most out of life in the Netherlands. A must listen for internationals. In this first edition Here in Holland Interview talks to the