Day Care

Kinderopvang is the general term used in Dutch to cover child-care. Although the Dutch government is keen on keeping women in the work force, the current demand for day care far outweighs availability, particularly in the western part of the country. Kinderdagverblijf Kinderdagverblijf... Read more...


Birthday Parties

On the day of the birthday, the birthday boy or girl gets to trakteren at school. This means that at some point in the morning, he or she hands out little items of food to his or her classmates. Some parents put a lot of effort into making these packages... Read more...


Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas)

St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, is considered the patron saint of children. Every year on December 5th, in honor of his birthday, he makes children happy by giving them lots of gifts. Somewhere halfway November already, Sinterklaas arrives on his steamboat... Read more...


Zwangerschapsverklaring – ‘Statement Of Pregnancy’

If you are pregnant, currently working and plan to do so following delivery, you will need to obtain a zwangerschapsverklaring (or ‘statement of pregnancy’) from your midwife or gynecologist. This document confirms your estimated due date and will... Read more...


Fun Things to Do

Some of you may be used to extracurricular activities arranged by the school – unfortunately, most Dutch schools do not have such a program. On the other hand, tuition is free if you send your child to a local school, so this may have something to do... Read more...


Useful References

day care ACCESS provides a free guide/FAQ sheet “Your Child” on issues relating to day-care options for expats www.access-nl.org KINDEROPVANG, AFTER-SCHOOL HOURS CARE www.kinderopvang.startpagina.nl www.eigenoppas.nl www.gastouderservice.nl www.regeltante.nl 10FORKIDS www.10forkids.nl BLUE... Read more...


Recommended reading

THE ACCESS GUIDE/FAQ SHEET ON HAVING A BABY IN THE NETHERLANDS Information for expectant parents, parents of babies and toddlers. Topics include pregnancy, child health and safety, insurances, support groups, childcare services www.access-nl.org THIRD... Read more...


Day Care

Kinderopvang is the general term used in Dutch to cover child-care. Although the Dutch government is keen on keeping women in the work force, the current demand for day care far outweighs availability, particularly in the western part of the country. Kinderdagverblijf Kinderdagverblijf...

Read more...


Birthday Parties

On the day of the birthday, the birthday boy or girl gets to trakteren at school. This means that at some point in the morning, he or she hands out little items of food to his or her classmates. Some parents put a lot of effort into making these packages...

Read more...


Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas)

St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, is considered the patron saint of children. Every year on December 5th, in honor of his birthday, he makes children happy by giving them lots of gifts. Somewhere halfway November already, Sinterklaas arrives on his steamboat...

Read more...


Zwangerschapsverklaring – ‘Statement Of Pregnancy’

If you are pregnant, currently working and plan to do so following delivery, you will need to obtain a zwangerschapsverklaring (or ‘statement of pregnancy’) from your midwife or gynecologist. This document confirms your estimated due date and will...

Read more...


Fun Things to Do

Some of you may be used to extracurricular activities arranged by the school – unfortunately, most Dutch schools do not have such a program. On the other hand, tuition is free if you send your child to a local school, so this may have something to do...

Read more...


Useful References

day care ACCESS provides a free guide/FAQ sheet “Your Child” on issues relating to day-care options for expats www.access-nl.org KINDEROPVANG, AFTER-SCHOOL HOURS CARE www.kinderopvang.startpagina.nl www.eigenoppas.nl www.gastouderservice.nl www.regeltante.nl 10FORKIDS www.10forkids.nl BLUE...

Read more...


Recommended reading

THE ACCESS GUIDE/FAQ SHEET ON HAVING A BABY IN THE NETHERLANDS Information for expectant parents, parents of babies and toddlers. Topics include pregnancy, child health and safety, insurances, support groups, childcare services www.access-nl.org THIRD...

Read more...


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