Service Learning

Service Learning is a term that you will hear around local and international schools these days, but what does it really mean? Service Learning is the methodology used by teachers to connect content, skills, and/or dispositions taught in school to a genuine need in the community. It’s about community service, providing assistance and support to … Continued


The Apple of Your Eye

Centuries-old tradition and modern interior design come together in the stunning ceramic apples of the Royal Blue Collection. The objects, ranging from five centimetres to giant, one-metre wide (limited edition) apples, are decorated with a contemporary interpretation of the famous Delft Blue design. The apple signifies love, youth and fertility and has an attractive, curved … Continued


NEMO Science Museum

NEMO is the largest science museum in the Netherlands and has been created especially for those who are curious by nature. NEMO Science Museum takes you on a trip through a world of everyday items – that turn out to be very special indeed. Every visitor, whether young or old, will be able to enrich … Continued


Live, Work, Play at The Student Hotel

By fusing flexible-stay accommodations with luxury facilities, The Student Hotel pioneers a modern co-living hybrid that makes it the perfect home for a new generation of young professionals, expats, global nomads and students. The Student Hotel is transforming the idea of co-living communities in Europe, providing a fun, creative and inspiring environment that makes it … Continued


International School Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest

In 1983, Het Rijnlands Lyceum Oegstgeest was issued a licence by the Dutch government, allowing it to provide international education alongside the Dutch curriculum. The choice was made then – and 25 years later this is still the case – to organise Dutch and international streams alongside each other, in which students share the same … Continued


10forKIDS: A Conscious Choice!

It is time to party at 10forKIDS! In April of this year, 10forKIDS international childcare and after-school care is celebrating its fifth anniversary! A milestone. And time to look back and reflect – something 10forKIDS is happy to do, as they have done an outstanding job and have acquired an excellent reputation! How did this … Continued


Umbrella Services and Your Employment

Securing a nice job in the Netherlands is one thing, but taking care of all the necessary administrative arrangements can be something completely different. Though some expats have a steady contract, more and more knowledge migrants opt to take employment as a freelancer or contractor. Sadly, Dutch labour, income tax and social security legislation is … Continued


Changing Employers as an Expat in the Netherlands

By Altair Global The Netherlands Due to the improving economic situation in the Netherlands, a new trend is becoming apparent: as of recently, expats are more frequently changing employers. Since strict regulations apply to this process, it is important to avoid the possible pitfalls and to follow the correct legal route. There are, loosely speaking, … Continued


Zein International Childcare ‘Sets the Standard’ for Others to Follow…

Robbie Zein founded Zein International Childcare, together with husband Jan van der Meijden, based on a dream to provide a better way to support and develop the lives of internationally-mobile children. Today, this dream has become reality as Zein has become the leading provider of international childcare services in the Netherlands – offering Day Care, … Continued


The Amsterdam International Community School

The AICS is now 13 years old, and offers international education in English to over 1,200 students. The main location is based in Amsterdam Zuid at the World Trade Centre. To help take the pressure off their waiting lists, a second location has recently been opened a short distance away, in Buitenveldert. The community school … Continued


Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

Thirty colossal, 17th-century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum collections have been brought together for the first time ever in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These ‘brothers and sisters’ of the Night Watch are unique all across the world and, due to their size, are rarely seen by the public. They show us regents, … Continued


Biology Students Inspire

Completely designed by two American School of The Hague (ASH) students, the International Schools Biology Competition sets a new precedent for inspiring students on the subject of biology and uniting neighboring schools towards a common cause. Already in its first year, the competition’s support from the American School of The Hague’s neighboring schools, local and … Continued