Kings day (Koningsdag) is April 27th, it’s a national celebration day.
We have talked about Kings day in the past (see our 2015 article), but 2018 is special, the Royal family are visiting Groningen to celebrate!
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One part of the quirky Dutch culture that always amuses me is how they love their chocolate sprinkles, or as they call them: Hagelslag.
The Netherlands is a pretty safe place to live, unless you are a bicycle. Bike theft has one of the highest crime rates in the Netherlands, but there are steps you can take to help prevent yourself being a victim of bike theft.
International employees at the University of Groningen have been targeted by phone scammers.
This has been an ongoing issue, and was highlighted earlier this month in an article by Traci White on The Northern Times.
It is scary to be threatened with arrest and deportation, but remember, NO official Dutch government body will demand payment direct over the phone. If you receive such contact, do not pay any deposit or fine. You can seek further information and advise via the Connect, IWCN or via the University of Groningen
Please be vigilant!