Getting out of the house and involved in activities is a great way to get settled in a new country. Here we’ll tell you what activities are common for kids in the Netherlands.

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International Book Giving Day is February 14, 2013

International Book Giving Day

February 14, 2013 | By Lynn Morrison

Happy International Book Giving Day! What is it? International Book Giving Day was created to get books into the hands of children all around the world. Many of you may know that children living in third world countries often have no access to books. However, […]

Children ride their bicycles in the Netherlands.

Kids and bicycles

January 10, 2013 | By Lynn Morrison

If you have spent 5 minutes in the Netherlands, then you know that you and your child will bicycle together. The question most non-Dutch parents have is “how quickly can I put my child on the bicycle”? This article will cover the options age by […]

These DIY Christmas tree decorations can be a fun project to do with your children

Multicultural DIY Christmas Tree Balls

December 11, 2012 | By Olga Mecking

This year, I wanted to find a nice, easy DIY project for decorating our Christmas tree. I am not so talented at making arts and crafts, but suddenly, I had an idea. There was a craft I could do well, and my usually rebellious fingers […]

Any interest in ballet can get your child excited about classical music.

Teaching toddlers music appreciation

December 10, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

If you offer my three year old a choice between listening to K3 or Debussy, she’ll pick Debussy every time. While I know that at some point in time social pressures will cause this to change, I am happy that she will be building her […]

Kids love to go out and play in the snow and on the frozen canals in the Netherlands

Winter Fun in the Netherlands

December 3, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

The first snowflakes of the season are falling in Delft right now and that has got me thinking about fun activities for kids in the winter. Here are some ideas of things you can do when it is cold outside in the Netherlands. GO SKATING […]

Diglot books are perfect for blingual children and third culture kids

Diglot Books: Bilingual Specialists

July 14, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

Parents of multilingual children know how hard it is to find books designed for their unique circumstances. How do you explain to your child that “a” is for apple when mommy says it but “m” for mela when papa says it? If you are confused, […]

books can be fun and educational

Books are media too!

June 28, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

When people start talking about media, I think that our natural inclination is to think about TV. We forget about the original form of media: books! Books can be an amazing resource for expat parents. We can use them to share pieces of our own […]


SchoolTV – not just for kids

June 19, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

I have a three year old who speaks better Dutch than I do. There, I said it, I have admitted a truth that many Nomad Parents know. If you move to the Netherlands with a child in tow, finding time for Dutch courses can be […] is a useful tool for expat parents in the Netherlands Media recommendations for kids

June 9, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

New country = new language = new books, tv shows, music and movies. So how is a Nomad Parent to know which ones are right for their child? Enter This website is perfect for helping Nomad Parents sort through Dutch media and find recommended […]

Bumps & Babies playgroup for DelftMaMa in Delft

Featured Playgroup: DelftMaMa Bumps & Babies

May 20, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

Our second featured playgroup is the DelftMaMa Bumps & Babies group in Delft. DelftMaMa is a non-profit organization that helps families in Delft find the information, resources and support they need to be successful. They have several weekly playgroups and this group is specifically organized […]

Kids at the Connect Noord Holland playgroup

Featured Playgroup: Connect International

May 14, 2012 | By Lynn Morrison

This week we are kicking off a new series called “Featured Playgroup”. Every Monday we will pick a different playgroup here in the Netherlands to feature on the site so that you can see some of the great activities available and hopefully find some new […]