Robin Pascoe

Robin Pascoe is the editor and founder of news and information website Before launching, Robin worked for the Financieele Dagblad, news agency ANP and the BBC. Not to be confused with the Canadia Robin Pascoe who writes books about expat life, this Robin is British, married to a Dutchman and has two sons in their 20s.

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Votes for Internationals

It was extremely irritating in September 2012 to watch my husband and two sons head off to the polling station to cast their votes in the general election. There I was; a... read more >

A Slug’s Life

Being a homeowner in a country built on a swamp may not always be the wisest thing, writes editor Robin Pascoe. As I stand, once again, in our semi-basement... read more >

A New King

If you are hoping for an overdose of royal pomp, glittering ceremony and all the crowned heads of Europe at the investiture of King Willem-Alexander on April 30, you may well... read more >

Dreaming of Home

We’d all like to live in a luxury flat in a smart part of town with a reasonable rent – but most of us can’t, writes editor Robin Pascoe. Of course we... read more >

Your Good Health?

One of the worst things about being a foreigner in a strange country is dealing with illness, particularly when you are confronted with a health system which differs from... read more >

Home Is Where the Bath Is

The Netherlands wants to encourage start-ups, keep its international students and be a magnet for global talent. But we seem to be incapable of coming up with a solution to... read more >

Back to School

While there is a well-documented shortage of places at some international schools, a survey in Amsterdam last year showed that what most parents really want is help in getting... read more >

Nice Work

Now our children are graduates, or nearly graduates, things are changing. The world of eternal internships looms. Working a 40-hour week for work experience expenses of €... read more >

Lessons in Life

The Dutch political system invariably creates coalitions – and goodness knows how many parties will be needed this time round. The process of coalition building can take... read more >

Do It Yourself

By Robin Pascoe   Journalist may be her main profession, but bank clerk, travel agent, postman and garbage collector could easily be included on her cv, writes... read more >

Home for the Holidays?

The winter holiday season in the Netherlands is magical, with all the trees and houses lit up by twinkling lights. But for editor Robin Pascoe, the Christmas... read more >

Lost in Translation

By Robin Pascoe This season’s big television hit is a series about a typical Dutch primary school called De Luizenmoeder – the nit mother – and follows the trials... read more >

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