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Author Archive | Friedel

Want A Great Sippy Cup? Try the Klean Kanteen Sippy.

We’ve been on a long (and largely unsuccessful) hunt for a good sippy cup for about 4 years now, ever since our first son turned 6 months old. Most of the cups we tried were terrible. They grew mould (even though we only used them for water). They quickly sprung leaks around the seal. Some straight read more >>

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Thoughts after a Visit to Sealife Scheveningen

On a grey day in June, I visited Sealife Scheveningen with two 4-year-olds and a 1-year-old.  I’d been curious about going for some time but full-price tickets are expensive, even with the online discount (€14.75 for adults, €10.75 for kids 3-11). I was fairly sure we’d have a good time but not that good a time: read more >>

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29 Ideas For Kids Birthday Parties In The Hague

Wondering where to hold your child’s birthday party? Here are dozens of ideas for memorable celebrations. This list originally included 29 venues (thus the title). We’ve since added more suggestions, so the list has grown. Most are located in The Hague but we’ve also included a few ideas from the surrounding area. We have personal read more >>

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Expat Questions: Who can I call if I need a doctor at night, on weekends or during holidays?

One of the best and most valued services we’ve discovered since moving to The Hague is SMASH — an out-of-hours emergency GP (huisarts) service. Via their telephone line (070 346 96 69) SMASH offers medical advice and referrals to see a doctor quickly at the Westeinde, HagaZiekenhuis (Leyweg) or MCH Antoniushove hospitals at all the times when read more >>

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