I have been in the U.S. for almost 2 months now. I have come across a number of things the rest of the world calls ‘Dutch,’ even though the Dutch themselves have no idea what they are talking about. Continue reading
A few weeks ago the Dutch soccer world was upset as one of its biggest talents announced that he would quit soccer. The 19-year-old indicated he would rather go to a university.
This example once again marks an important difference between European and American soccer academies. In the U.S. you can combine professional soccer with a college degree – you are even encouraged to do so. In Europe, you’ll have to choose. Continue reading
About 6 weeks ago I moved from the Netherlands to the U.S. Ever since I’ve had a great time living my American Dream. While making a couple of awesome road trips, organising our upcoming wedding, and decorating our new apartment I came across a few things truly American I didn’t know about, despite dating an American girlfriend for a couple of years. Continue reading
One week ago I moved to the United States. Before that, I lived for over 2 years in Haarlem. Here are my top sights and activities in Haarlem: Continue reading
In past weeks and months I have worked on moving to the U.S. We have worked out the paperwork, obtained a visa, and found me a job: May 17th will be Moving Day. That means that this weekend would really be my last one in the Netherlands. Unconsciously, I ended up doing a few overly nostalgic things. Continue reading