Posts Tagged ‘ netherlands ’

Oliebollen recipe (Dutch Donut)

oliebollenThis special food eats or sells during New years and winter time. You can find a fresh made Oliebollen by bakery or shopping area. The best oliebollen is to make it yourself. You can see the recipes bellow, originally taken from ah.nl :

Ingredients for 20 pieces Oliebollen :

250 ml semi-skimmed milk
1 sachet dried yeast (3 bags @ 7 g)
1 tbsp sugar
300 g flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 liters of sunflower oil or soy bean oil
Powdered Sugar

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How to get help when you are sick

Rules in The Netherlands obligate you, to have a health insurance. As soon as you got insurance, you must find your doctor (huisarts). To find it, you can go to google and search “huisarts (put your city area)” for example “huiarts Den Bosch oost”. If you have a student health insurance, most of the time your school is going to point out the huisarts for you, so you don’t have to search.
After you find via google or other search machine, you have to go to the huisart and register yourself. Do not forgot your insurance card and identity card. Make sure you have your huisarts telephone number. If you were sick, you had to call your huisarts assistant and make appointment. Usually the appointment will be the next day, if you really need quick help, you can tell the huisarts. Remember, If you got  cold and flu, you didn’t need to go to huisarts, just take paracetamol (you can buy it in drugstore), because huisarts will advice the same. As it get worse and you got fever in several night you need to contact your huisarts. If you got sick in the weekend and need help, unfortunately your huisarts is closed in in the weekend, but if you called them, you will hear voice that recommend other huisarts who open in weekend. Continue reading

How to throw your household waste in The Netherlands

Yep!! Managing your garbage become important to do in The Netherlands. To support clean environment  the local government seperate the waste into two container. Each house have one in dark grey and one in green colour. Green container is only for organic trash (food, fruit, trash from your garden). Dark grey container is for non-organic trash. Continue reading

How to check a train schedule in The Netherlands

Train is the main public transportation in Netherlands. When you arrive for the first time in Netherlands in Schipol airports, you need to buy train tickets in the ticket desk or ticket machine.

How much is the ticket cost, where is the track and the departure time? you can see in NS (official trains company in The Netherlands) website. You can follow the instruction bellow. Continue reading

How Dutch celebrate birthday party

Dutch birthday party is totally different from in my country, Indonesia. Most Dutch people prefer to have money as a gift than any other things. You can give around 10-20 euro inside the envelope together with birthday card. You can write on the birthday card such as..  Continue reading

Learning Dutch for Free

Yes! you can learn Dutch for free in The Netherlands.

  • In Utrecht, every Wednesday, you are welcome to join Language Cafe Utrecht, you can learn Dutch language and learn other people your mother tongue (first language). For more information you can check their blog. Continue reading

Finding a room in The Netherlands

Finding a room in Netherlands is not easy, specially in Randstad area (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam). So far, my favourite site is kamernet. You need to find a good location and also a good price. Then, you also consider your future housemate. After you give reaction to the room, if the landlord or future housemate like you, you usually get an invitation to see the house and interview. Some landlord invites other people who interest with the room in the same time. I will give you tips for you to find a room, because I had some experience choosing my new housemate : Continue reading