How to buy a bathroom in the Netherlands

A new bathroom Sometimes, you have the feeling that you are overwhelmed because there are too many choices. If you are planning to buy a bathroom in the Netherlands, you can have this feeling. Where do I start? What is normal here? What do I need to expect? In some...

Maintaining your Dutch house in the autumn

We still hope for an Indian summer, but the temperatures are dropping now. For now autumn and winter are coming, so we better can get ready for that. We have a sea climate here, so autumn and winter can be very wet. Here some general things, which will work in your...

Blinds to keep your house cool?

After two years of living in our current house, we are still thinking on how we keep our house cool in the summer. It is time for another blog on this subject. This blog helps you to give you an overview when you are interested in blinds to keep your house cool in the...

Gardening in the Netherlands – my own experiences

Hot weather This week in Eindhoven it is more than 35 degrees Celsius during the days and above 20 degrees in the night. We even slept in our back garden this week, just to cool down a bit. Which worked! Although it’s too hot to be in the garden in the...

Buying a kitchen in the Netherlands – tips and tricks

A new kitchen Buying a kitchen in the Netherlands is not always easy. There are many choices to make, and a kitchen can be expensive. When we bought a kitchen we made a huge mistake: there was no installation in the quotation. Now we think it’s funny, but at...

Climate control in a Dutch house – budget friendly suggestions

When I think of climate control, I always think of my grandmother. She still uses old bedsheets to cover all the windows in the house when it’s above 27 degrees Celsius. In the past years, the summer was dryer and hotter than ever measured in the Netherlands. So...