7 questions every American is asked

I moved from Texas to the Netherlands about 6 years ago. I had never lived in the Netherlands before but since my parents were Dutch (actually Frisian, but I can write a whole blog about the provinces later), I was able to understand the language. I understood it well enough that I grasped what Europeans…

5 things you didn’t know about the Martinitoren

You might see it when you cycle to university, you might pass it when you’re going home after a night out and it might have even been the first things you noticed about Groningen’s skyline: the Martinitoren. It’s hard to imagine Groningen without the tower, but of course the tower hasn’t always been there. How…

5 tips to travel the Netherlands with little money

The Netherlands may seem like a small country that’s easily travelable, but when you look at the ticket prices for a normal train ticket, all your travelling and exploring mood will be gone instantly. Us internationals are the ones that have the biggest desire to travel this entire country, yet somehow the Dutchies are the…

The 5 stages of living in Groningen

Making the final decision to study abroad is both exhilarating and liberating. However, moving to a different part of the world inevitably comes hand in hand with some major challenges.