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Here in Holland is the podcast in English about life with the Dutch. Interviews and stories for internationals living in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small but remarkable country seen as being progressive, tolerant and innovative. Listen to Here in Holland for a unique perspective on life with the Dutch. Produced by professional radio maker Andy Clark the podcast was launched in 2017.

Here in Holland is the podcast in English about life with the Dutch. Interviews and stories for internationals living in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small but remarkable country seen as being progressive, tolerant and innovative. Listen to Here in Holland for a unique perspective on life with the Dutch. Produced by professional radio maker Andy Clark the podcast was launched in 2017.
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Here in Holland is the podcast in English about life with the Dutch. Interviews and stories for internationals living in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small but remarkable country seen as being progressive, tolerant and innovative. Listen to Here in Holland for a unique perspective on life with the Dutch. Produced by professional radio maker Andy Clark the podcast was launched in 2017.

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Episodes

Here in Holland Incredible LOL Hero

6/22/2018
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This time I’m talking to someone who has just been in the Netherlands for a few months. He’s Steven Morgen - 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...

Duration:00:23:51

Here in Holland A Musical Challenge

6/6/2018
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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? 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...

Duration:00:18:17

Here in Holland - New Life

5/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:40

Here in Holland - Extraordinary

4/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:52

Here in Holland Bathroom Selfies

3/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:13:24

Here in Holland: Expat Life = Easy Life?

3/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:05

Here in Holland - Was Jack the Ripper a Dutch sailor?

2/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:58

Here in Holland - Do Internationals Feel at Home in the Netherlands?

2/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:09

Here in Holland - Career in Crisis?

1/12/2018
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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:...

Duration:00:15:46

Here in Holland - Surviving Christmas in the Netherlands

12/14/2017
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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.

Duration:00:17:30

Here in Holland - Black Pete

11/15/2017
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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...

Duration:00:28:19

Here in Holland - Emotional Plumbing

10/27/2017
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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...

Duration:00:38:36

Here in Holland -The Joy of Cycling

10/13/2017
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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.

Duration:00:22:55

Here in Holland - Expat tax Break The 30% Rule Under Fire

9/28/2017
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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 87

Duration:00:16:12

Here in Holland - Expats as Explorers

9/12/2017
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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....

Duration:00:20:44

Here in Holland How to Make Dutch Friends

7/17/2017
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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 87

Duration:00:24:11

Here in Holland Weird and Weirder

7/4/2017
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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 87

Duration:00:23:19

Here in Holland - How to get a job in the Netherlands

6/23/2017
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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...

Duration:00:19:40

Here in Holland Story#7 Learning to speak Dutch

6/7/2017
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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...

Duration:00:19:16

Here in Holland Story#6 Laughing out Loud with The Cyclepaths

5/30/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:45