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The marvels of Marktplaats

The marvels of Marktplaats

Everyone that stays in The Netherlands for more than a weekend knows it. It’s number 8 in the list of the most popular websites in the country. Marktplaats is the virtual market everyone use to buy or sell stuff. Its interface has been so crap for many years, that Universities run studies to understand why people […]

October 22, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Cómo comprar casa en Holanda

Cómo comprar casa en Holanda

En 2009, después de haber vivido 3 años en Holanda y queriendo sacar provecho de una mudanza inesperada, tomé la decisión de ir un paso por delante comprando una propiedad en Ámsterdam. Ahora les voy a describir como hacer posible la compra de una propiedad en Holanda, y sobre todo por qué: es difícil que […]

June 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
How-to buy an house in Netherlands

How-to buy an house in Netherlands

In 2009, after 3 years of living in the Netherlands and taking advantage of being kicked out by my apartment, I took the decision to make a step ahead and buy an house in Amsterdam. Now I want to describe how is possible to buy an house in Holland and explain why: – it’s difficult […]

September 19, 2013 | By | 12 Replies More
Guest Post: How to buy a home in the Netherlands?

Guest Post: How to buy a home in the Netherlands?

When looking to buy a home in a foreign country you will have to deal with numerous regulations and rules. To make it a little easier hereby we  provide you a summary of the steps you have to take when buying a house in the Netherlands.   1) Professional aid or not As buying in a foreign […]

March 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
My big fat first Dutch funeral

My big fat first Dutch funeral

Amazed to realize how, after 6 years, I can still have a culture shock in Netherlands…

September 13, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Stories from Holland: health care, care about my health!

Stories from Holland: health care, care about my health!

Story #1: Pinky days It turned out to be a mistake, 2 years ago, but I still didn’t know. I was kite surfing in one of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever been. The dunes of the Sahara deserts are falling into a blue lagoon in Dakhla, Morocco, and the surfers are spending fantastically frugal days […]

October 24, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Why I bought a van

Why I bought a van

[sorry, post only available in English!] Sat 27th Feb 2010 I did bought a van, a Volkswagen Transporter T4 from 1999, called “The Salsa Shuttle”. It’s something I was talking about since few weeks but still people didn’t took me seriously thinking I was kidding… so many people asked me “Why did you bought a […]

April 17, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
A’dam the frozen town

A’dam the frozen town

Qui e’ tutto ghiacciato!! Non accadeva da 12 anni… foto del canale in fronte a casa mia e un giro sul lago in Vondelpark 🙂 Temperature constantemente sottozero, pattinatori su ghiaccio ovunque!

January 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sta per iniziare la “Big Holiday”

Sta per iniziare la “Big Holiday”

Stasera si parte: 18 giorni negli Stati Uniti “on the road”! Complici 3 amici/colleghi collaudati ed un periodo di feste nazionali che permette una lunga vacanza prendendo pochi giorni di ferie: 30 aprile: Queen’s Day (il celebre compleanno della regina d’Olanda) 1 maggio: ascensione (niente a che vedere con la festa dei lavoratori!) 5 maggio: […]

April 25, 2008 | By | Reply More
The bike is gone (quasi)!

The bike is gone (quasi)!

Eccomi di nuovo a dare brutte notizie sul mezzo di trasporto piu’ usato ad Amsterdam: la bici!! Questa volta l’ho parcheggiata in Leidsestraat, una via pedonale in centro, vicino ad una montagna di scatoloni e monnezza che i negozi mettono fuori la sera per essere ritirati. Poi sono andato a fare il mio corso di […]

March 9, 2008 | By | 6 Replies More