Here in Holland

Andy Clark

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 of podcasts produced by Andy Clark. Here in Holland has interview podcasts

to give you expert info and advice on life in the Netherlands.Here in Holland has story podcasts too - internationals share their stories on life in one of the greatest countries in the world.

All Episodes

We live in crazy times - the Corona virus has got us all under its malevolent spell. In this edition I talk to psychologist Vassia Sarantopoulou about tips on keeping sane during this time of fear and social distancing. Vassia is the woman behind Antiloneliness.com There are lots of tips in the podcast and here are some links Vassia wanted to share too. Washington Post tips for couplesTips from an astronaut on isolation from New York TimesWhat if you are stuck with an abusive person - from The Mighty Quarantine coping - parenting Apps to boost mental health - Antiloneliness.comMore apps to boost mental health - Antiloneliness.comStress and coping - CDCIf you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2020

26 min 7 sec

I've been working on a new idea - a podcast all about dog stories. Having recently become a dog owner for the first time it struck me how many stories people start telling you when you are out with your pooch. So, let's do it, I thought, and here is the first ever Shaggy Dog Stories podcast. Please share with anyone you think will like it and if you have a dog story you would like to share with me then please please get in touch. There's email - greatdogstory@gmail.com - and there's even a What's App line if you want to share your story via an audio message. If it's a good one I'll use it in future episodes.  Wherever you are in the world I'd love to hear from you.WhatsApp storyline:  +31 6 124 28 387Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2020

25 min 28 sec

This a collection of funny stories recorded at the Feel at Home Fair in The Hague. Internationals from around the world share their thoughts on the wonderfully weird world that is The Netherlands. The fair was organised by The Hague Online in February 2020. Thanks to Billy and the team for letting me roam free with my microphone. At the end of the podcast there is a bonus story from a pilot project - Shaggy Dog Stories. I am collecting dog stories so thought I would share one here. Let me know what you think. And if you have a story to share - dog or human related - please get in touch. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Feb 2020

28 min 7 sec

In this episode I'm joined by author Ben Coates. Ben is a Brit and he's been in The Netherlands for about ten years - he previously wrote a book about his experiences here "Why the Dutch are Different" and he featured in an earlier podcast talking about that. This time he talks about his new book - The Rhine. The book starts in The Netherlands and follows the river Rhine all the way to its source in Switzerland. From Ben's site: "For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out to follow the river for its entire course, through the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it."Get The Rhine at Bol.comIf you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Dec 2019

30 min 8 sec

What to do when things get tough and you start getting into a negative spiral…we all feel down at times but what to do to stop this getting out of control? And how can we develop habits that will keep us happy and in balance?Internationals can often feel disoriented so how best to organize your life to be happy and fulfilled.I’m joined by Psychologist Bjarne Timonen who has written a book – the Life Style Guide Against Somberness – De Leef Stijlgids Tegen Somberheid. It’s full of practical tips. It’s in Dutch so if you read Dutch highly recommended and if you don’t well that’s why Bjarne is here to share his expertise in English. Bjarne’s Facebook pageIf you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Dec 2019

40 min 26 sec

What's it like being an international mum in The Netherlands? And what's it like as a woman here when trying to combine a career and a family. My guest in the podcast is Steliana van de Rijt-Economu she's originally from Romania and has been bringing up her kids in The Netherlands for the last four years. She is also an Organisational Development Consultant and executive coach. And she has written a book Mothers as Leaders. It presents inspirational real-life stories of twenty  women from across the world who have overcome hardship to emerge as true leaders.  Mothers As LeadersIf you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jul 2019

34 min 7 sec

There's a famous quote about Dutch politics which says: "if  Dutch politics ever gets interesting then something has gone terribly wrong."This is nonsense. Dutch politics is fascinating. This time in the podcast I'm joined by historian and Dutch politics expert and insider Pieter Gerrit Kroeger. We talk about what's hot now in Dutch politics, how the system works, what the Dutch stand for internationally and there's anecdotes to finish off. You can use chapter marks to skip straight to your favourite bit. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jun 2019

55 min 17 sec

More than 50% of internationals in the Netherlands have mental health issues according to new research from Healthcare for Internationals, a non-profit focused on improving healthcare for internationals in the Netherlands. These are initial findings and more will follow - but it's an alarming rate. Internationals are suffering anxiety, loneliness and depression. In this episode I talk to psychologist Vassia Sarantopoulou from Antiloneliness.comShe mentions two apps as being good starting points for mindfulness which can help people develop a positive mental health regime. Headspace  and Simple HabitIf you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Apr 2019

40 min 27 sec

This time an interview with Marjan Minnesma the director of Urgenda. The organization achieved international fame after taking the Dutch government to court and winning. The first case in 2015 was a landmark ruling with the court saying the government had a duty of care to tackle climate change an take it seriously. A reduction of 25% CO2 emissions by 2020 was the minimum requirement the court ruled. The government appealed and lost - the next court ruled, in 2018, it was also a human rights issue and the 25% reduction by 2020 stands. Now the government is scrambling to see what it can do to meet the target. A fascinating interview with Marjan Minnesma on the gap between perception and reality when it comes to the Netherlands and its environmental record. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2019

36 min 12 sec

This time a story I made when I was working at Radio Netherlands in 1998 - it's a documentary I made about running the Rotterdam Marathon. The music is a bit over the top - but what the hell. I thought I would share here as more than 20 years on I have dusted off my running shoes.If you want to share a story with Here in Holland you can record it via the Whats App number 06 124 28 387 - or see the links below to get in touch. Funny stories, weird stories or stories that make you pull your hair out - all are welcome.If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Feb 2019

33 min 7 sec

Recorded at the Feel at Home Fair 2019 in the Hague this edition of the podcast has internationals rating their lives in the Netherlands out of 10. There's lots of sharing of funny stories and experiences too.If you want to share a story with Here in Holland you can record it via the Whats App number 06 124 28 387 - or see the links below to get in touch. The Feel at Home Fair is organised by the Hague Online. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Feb 2019

30 min 50 sec

This time in the Here in Holland podcast – how to become a Dutch citizen.I sit down with immigration lawyer and Dutch citizenship expert Hermie de Voer and get the inside info on what it takes for internationals to get Dutch nationality. And we talk about the possibilities of having dual nationality too.If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jan 2019

25 min 40 sec

I’ve decided it’s time for a campaign to get the best Dutch proverbs and expressions translated literally into English and accepted in every day use. There are so many brilliant Dutch expressions and it is a crying shame they are not given the spotlight on the world stage they so richly deserve.Nu komt de aap uit de mouw - now the monkey comes out of the sleeve is my favourite but there are loads more and a selection are featured in this podcast. Leading the way through the forest of weird Dutch sayings is comedian and writer Paulien CornelisseI caught up with at her home in Amsterdam during a break in her latest one-woman theatre tour. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Dec 2018

38 min 38 sec

We live in a selfish world and at the end of the year self-indulgence can switch into overdrive what with Christmas hols and New Year festivities. Looking for a bit more out of life? This is the podcast you've been waiting for. Find out how by helping others you can help yourself. An interview with Brigitte Vonck from Serve the City Amsterdam If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Dec 2018

17 min 55 sec

Brexit is fast approaching – what does it mean for the tens of thousands of Brits in the Netherlands? The truth is that it is chaos. In the podcast this time an interview with Sarah Parkes and Tricia Tarrant from the British in the Netherlands group. Facebook page The group is part of British in Europe Also featured is British businessman Stephen Huyton from Thermopatch International.For information on what Brexit can mean for residency as a Brit in the Netherlands check this Dutch Immigration Service page.  If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Nov 2018

28 min 42 sec

Lots of funny stories about mishaps and misunderstandings in the podcast this time. The stories were recorded at the Expatica Fair in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Oct 2018

26 min 16 sec

This time, why don’t internationals here in the Netherlands trust Dutch healthcare? Surveys show only 30% of internationals trust Dutch doctors. It’s a staggering figure…and this lack of trust can lead to some random decision making with people going go abroad for healthcare and even quitting the Netherlands altogether. And all this while the Dutch have one of the most advanced medical systems in the world. So what’s going on? In the podcast this time a conversation with Dirk Jan Frijling from Healthcare for Internationals a non-profit network of healthcare providers that aims to have Dutch healthcare better meet the needs and expectations of internationals. You can find a detailed explanation of Dutch healthcare and health insurance at the website. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Oct 2018

25 min 39 sec

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? For journalist Gordon Darroch this nightmare scenario was a bitter reality. And now he has written a wonderfully moving and intimate book about being faced with the hammer blow that brought life as he knew it crashing down around him. All The Time We Thought We Had. Gordon's blog on autism Autistic Dad. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Sep 2018

38 min 45 sec

To end the second season some favourite stories form the podcast so far. I'll be back in September with season3. Thanks for all your support. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jul 2018

13 min 36 sec

This time I’m talking to someone who has just been in the Netherlands for a few months. He’s Steven Morgan - by day, mild mannered IT guy, by night and weekend – stand-up comic, musician, writer and actor. We talk about his expectations of the Netherlands – his comedy and what it’s like doing stand-up for an international audience and about some of the funny scrapes he’s been in since arriving in NL. There are snippets from the first stand up shows he’s been performing here in the podcast too. Steve Morgan Facebook If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jun 2018

23 min 52 sec

As we know there are lots of internationals in the Netherlands and they get up to some truly remarkable thing. This time in the podcast the challenge of producing a major musical on shoestring budget, with a severely limited rehearsal time and an amateur cast from around the world. Will it be alright on the night? In Players Amsterdam Keep listening to find out what it takes to make all of this happen and you can also find out where you can go and see and hear the end result. The international group in question is the InPlayers of Amsterdam – Amsterdam's oldest English language theatre group If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jun 2018

18 min 18 sec

Thaeer Muhreez is a Syrian filmmaker. I worked with Thaeer at Radio Netherlands Worldwide – the first part of this podcast was recorded two years ago whilst we were colleagues. I recently listened back to the recording and thought it would be fitting to share the story here and I also wanted to meet with Thaeer again and find out what happened to him…and the wife and one-year-old daughter he was forced to leave behind. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

May 2018

29 min 40 sec

The theme of the podcast is 'extraordinary' - recorded at a recent expat fair in Amsterdam the podcast features great stories from internationals from around the world who have come to the Netherlands. Stories of confusion, of battling through the tough times and stories of victory and love conquering all. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on Spotify Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Apr 2018

26 min 52 sec

This time in the podcast Ben Coates the author of Why The Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands. Ben talks about the chance encounter that brought him to the Netherlands and the weird and wonderful experiences he went through get to know his new home. If you like Here in Holland why not become a patron? For a small monthly contribution you’ll be supporting the show and with more patrons then I'll have the chance to make more shows and try new stuff. Become a patron today Links: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Now on SpotifySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Apr 2018

34 min 9 sec

This time a shorter podcast looking at social media and what to do and what absolutely not to do when you are looking for your dream job. The Netherlands is super tolerant and you might be forgiven for thinking anything goes - but not always. Google yourself and see what’s out there – you can bet your last euro that others will do that – especially potential employer. I’m joined by Katerina Alikaridou fromRandstand Multilingual– the international branch of the Randstad employment agency for the podcast. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2018

13 min 24 sec

So, as an international or an expat in the Netherlands do you have an easy life? There are tax breaks, nice salaries a good work life balance, international schools and special services from city halls to make you feel at home. But is it all champagne and caviar? Internationals from around the globe share their thoughts in the podcast and I interview Aniek Smit. She is a historian and expert on this question having recently completed a PhD study on expats at Leiden University. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2018

25 min 5 sec

Bit of a departure in the podcast this time – it’s an interview with a Swedish-British crime historian who has unearthed new information about the possible identity of Jack the Ripper. Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor? An intriguing new theory has come to light – there have been many suspects down the years, but a definitive answer has never been found. So where does Hendrik de Jong Dutch sailor, swindler and murderer fit into the picture? When my guest Dr Jan Bondeson released his new research the British tabloids couldn’t get enough of it, so has Jack the Ripper finally been unmasked? For more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Feb 2018

25 min 58 sec

In this episode - what is the back story of us internationals in the Netherlands? Why are we here, are we happy, what do we love and what weirds us out? And do we really feel comfortable and at home? This time in the podcast people from around the world share their thoughts on life with the Dutch. It was recorded at the Feel at Home Fair in the Hague which was organized by the Hague Online. For more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Feb 2018

27 min 9 sec

This time in the podcast - what happens when your dream expat job turns sour and you are no longer happy let alone fulfilled and rewarded? An interview with O’ona Souissi, an expert on helping people get the careers they want instead of treading water in dead-end jobs. Hear the common misconceptions which hold people back and get the fundamental principles to reignite your career. Find out more about those principles at Career on Purpose For more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jan 2018

15 min 46 sec

The festive season is upon us – Here in Holland has the guide on how to enjoy it like a Dutchie. So what are the customs the dos and the don’ts? And what should you try? An interview with Abuzer van Leeuwen the man behind the website Dutch Review Fore more on Here in Holland: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Dec 2017

17 min 30 sec

The debate around Zwarte Piet – Black Pete – has been raging in the Netherlands for several years. Is the character a black-face racist stereotype or just a harmless Dutch tradition? Positions are entrenched – with supporters and opponents clashing sometimes hysterically. Many in Dutch society are simply stunned as to what’s happened around what is a treasured family holiday and celebration. At one stage the UN even got involved. But what does the international community in the Netherlands make of all this? Here in Holland dives into the debate. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Nov 2017

28 min 19 sec

Sometimes you meet people and your assumptions are truly tested. This podcast features the story of Sue Sušnik – she feels people’s emotions, literally by laying her hands on their bodies… Her goal to help people regain balance in their lives by realising what’s holding them back. She uses what she describes as a kind of emotional plumbing to get people back in touch with their true selves. Sound like hocus pocus? Well, listen and find out what happened when Here in Holland went to investigate. Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Oct 2017

38 min 36 sec

There are more bikes than people in the Netherlands - Dutch people love to cycle. Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands? And is it true that cyclists are always in the right? And what of the rise of e-bikes and new experiments to give cyclists even more freedom? Check out the latest podcast with the Urban Cycling Institute Contact: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Oct 2017

22 min 55 sec

The 30% Rule is a tax break for expats in the Netherlands and it is being reviewed. Some 60,000 expats currently qualify for this generous tax allowance - but what changes are likely and why is this all happening now? Expert tax advisor Robert Bosma from Broadstreet explains what expats can expect in this edition of the Here in Holland podcast. Contact: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Subscribe in iTunes or Android app of choice. Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Sep 2017

16 min 12 sec

How about drawing comparisons between life as an expat and life as a polar explorer? Sound crazy? Well not as far-fetched as you might think. This is the theme of the book The Mobile Life – A New Approach to Moving Anywhere. The book draws on the leadership and endurance skills as embodied by British polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and extrapolates lessons for internationals seeking to conquer a new world of opportunity. In the podcast this time I catch up with co-author Diane Lemieux. Contact: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Sep 2017

20 min 44 sec

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 We Are Leiden The podcast also features Vassia Sarantopoulou from The Anti-Loneliness Project Contact: Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jul 2017

24 min 11 sec

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 since I started making the show. Weird and weirder in the podcast this time Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jul 2017

23 min 19 sec

How to get a job in the Netherlands? Questions answered in the podcast this time. An interview with Katerina Alikaridou from Randstad Multilingual Recruitment – the international arm of the Randstad employment bureau. Where are the jobs and how much can you earn? How long will it take me to get a job and how do I best present myself? Top tips for internationals in the Netherlands or thinking of coming here to work. Facebook Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jun 2017

19 min 40 sec

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 visit the Koentact language school in Amsterdam - drop in on UvA Talen University of Amsterdam’s language institute. And join Flowently for a look at its with its tailor-made approach. Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Jun 2017

19 min 16 sec

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 Cyclepaths Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

May 2017

14 min 45 sec

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 Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome – TTTS – and its closely associated variant TAPS – Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence. It features Dr. Enrico Lopriore head of the department of Neonatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre. TAPS was discovered by the team at the Leiden hospital. For more information on TTTS and TAPS visit the TTTS Foundation Or the TTTS Grief support group TTTS Grief support group Stephanie’s blog is The Inbuggering Diaries Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

May 2017

48 min 24 sec

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 Planner Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

May 2017

19 min 2 sec

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 thrill of the future and a role at the centre of global change. The archive - originally set up by a group of Shell expat spouses – collects expat stories from around the globe. Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Apr 2017

17 min 51 sec

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 the controversial blogger tells it like he sees it. Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Apr 2017

27 min 23 sec

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 not be a taboo and but seen as an opportunity to look at yourself and move forward. Everyone gets lonely sometimes, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Anti-Loneliness Facebook page Twitter: @Anti_Loneliness Contact Here in Holland email: hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook page WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Twitter: @HereHolland. Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

17 min 6 sec

In the latest podcast on English media in the Netherlands an interview with Rob Christian from Shout FM in Maastricht. Facebook RTV Maastricht Contact Here in Holland. WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Facebook. Subscribe, rate and review Here in Holland in iTunes. Twitter: @HereHollandSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

10 min 58 sec

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 stories of how they overcame obstacles that are part and parcel of life in a new country. Share your story – WhatsApp +31 (0) 6 12 42 83 87 Email - hereinholland@gmail.com Facebook – Here in Holland on Facebook website - Here in Holland Subscribe Rate and Review in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

24 min 24 sec

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 News.nl Dutch News is one of the most popular websites in the Netherlands when it comes to English language media. They have just launched a podcast too. Dutch News on Facebook Listen to the Dutch News Podcast Share your story with Here in Holland - send a message via the Facebook pageor via the site Here in Holland – you can also WhatsApp on 06 124 28 387 Subscribe, rate and review Here in Holland in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

17 min 54 sec

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 and consultancy to help organisations work more effectively. Sinead is also a member of the Women's Business Initiative International Contact Here in Holland: Facebook page email: hereinholland@gmail.com - WhatsApp +31 (0) 06 124 28 387  website: Here in Holland Subscribe, rate and review Here in Holland in iTunesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

19 min 52 sec

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 still lives in total chaos. His blog is here: To get in touch with Here in Holland: Facebook page - email: hereinholland@gmail.com - WhatsApp +31 (0) 06 124 28 387  - website: Here in Holland Subscribe, rate and review the podcast in iTunes Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hereinholland)

Mar 2017

19 min 33 sec