30% ruling: changes for 2019

  First an important side note: I translated this governmental article about the changes on the 30% ruling because I personally believe it’s important that the people whom it concerns, can also read this information which was only provided in Dutch by our government. And since the ruling is used by expats who often don’t […]

I spy with my little eye and he’s hanging 80 meters high: a wind turbine mechanic

Nederlands Certain professions are still a bit out of the ordinary, or at least not the first thing you share with your friends. In this series of portraits I want to give a glimpse into the lives of people with a special profession. Because hey, secretly you are also curious about what the life of […]

Ricardo (24): “Nobody knows I’m doing this. When I get a girlfriend, I’ll stop immediately.”

Nederlands Certain professions are still a taboo, or at least not the first thing you share with your friends. In this series of portraits I want to give a glimpse into the lives of people with a special profession. Because, well, who isn’t a bit curious about what the life of a nude model, weed […]

Can you really win something with scratch cards? I did the experiment with 100 cards

Nederlands ’17 winners per minute’ and ‘a chance of winning of 1 to 4.59’ the Dutch Lottery claims about their scratch cards. Sounds hopeful, but is that true? Who has never wondered: ‘Does anyone ever really win something substantial with scratch cards?’ I bought 100 7-klappers (a type of Dutch scratch cards) and took the […]

International stores in Eindhoven

The Netherlands is a real melting pot of cultures. Eindhoven is blessed with more than 150 different nationalities: a very diverse city! And with the arrival of all sorts of different cultures, we are also treated to new eating habits. Personally, I always enjoy this most when I’m abroad: discovering typical regional dishes. If enough […]