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IamExpat - Top Stories of 2013

IamExpat - Top Stories of 2013

2013 was one of the coldest years seen in the Netherlands for some time, but that didn’t stop it being an exciting place to live, for expats and locals alike. In a review of the year, we have collated the top articles, news and blog posts for 2013.

Don’t forget to check out the profiles of the writers you particularly enjoyed to see if there’s anything else you might have missed.

Enjoy & Happy New Year 2014!

Top 15 Articles

 Invader Stu: Warning signs that you are becoming Dutch by Stuart B
 Expat couples: Partners from different countries by Somesh Valentino Curti
 Basic Dutch: How to flirt by Marloes van Rooijen
 How learning Dutch can ruin relationships by Albert Both
 Good reasons to learn or improve your Dutch by Andy Baker
 The cross-cultural love puzzle by Anastasia Christidou
 Common bike accidents & How to avoid them by Horia Van Der Hagelslag
 Dutch Tax Plan 2014 by Nico Koppel
 7 ways to boost your self-confidence by Dorota Klop-Sowinska
 A Christmas Market round-up for the Netherlands by Benjamin Garstka
 Social issues: Discrimination in the Netherlands by Christine Fischer
 How to swim in a Dutch working environment by Peter Koijen
 Rules of the cultural game by Caitriona Rush
 The Dutch Royal Family by Alexandra Gowling
 What to do in a weekend in Amsterdam by Mark McDaid

Top 15 News

 The Netherlands in Top 10 most prosperous countries
 Dutch cities rate highly in quality of life
 The Netherlands has the shortest work week in the world!
 Europe not the most popular place for expats
 Help for international students to stay in the Netherlands
 How depressed are the Dutch?
 New information for EU citizens moving to the Netherlands
 Why are the Dutch the happiest workers in the world?
 The Netherlands ranks 8th in international corruption index

 New study reveals the Netherlands' impressive language skills

 The Netherlands is the world’s fourth happiest nation

 Children in the Netherlands have highest rate of well-being in the world

 Amsterdam fourth most creative global city
 Amsterdam is most attractive city to live in the Netherlands
 The Netherlands has the 2nd most press freedom in the world

Top 10 Blog Posts

 [Infographic] Quirky facts about the Netherlands
 [Video] Bicycle anecdotes from Amsterdam
 [Photos] Tulip fields in the Netherlands
 [Video] Everything hip... is from Holland
 [Video] Going Dutch
 [Photos] Amsterdam by Tim Collins
 [Video] Holland vs the Netherlands
 "John the Sketch" by Marc Blanco
 [Video] What's really cool about Holland
 [Video] So Where's Home?

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Charalampos Sergios

Sergios is a co-founder of IamExpat. His main interests include online communities and long exposure photography.

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