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?