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Expat Questions: How Do I Enroll My Kids In Swimming Lessons?

The Dutch take swimming seriously. Water is literally everywhere and Dutch kids are taught how to swim from an early age. Through the national Zwem ABC programme, kids work towards three certificates. They start around age 5 by simply playing in the water and learning to be comfortable in the pool. Next comes floating, and read more >>

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A Day With Seals in Pieterburen (Zeehondencentrum)

The Zeehondencentrum, or seal rehabilitation centre, in Pieterburen (near Groningen) is a lovely place to visit with young kids. The centre is fairly small, but they’ve packed a lot into the space. There are exhibits explaining about the life of seals and the dangers they face, several viewing areas and regular chances to take a read more >>

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Day Out With The Kids? The Maritime Museum in Rotterdam is Awesome!

It’s the February school break here, and like all parents we’re looking for ways to amuse the kids. Today we checked out the Maritime Museum (Maritiem Museum) in Rotterdam and it ended up being one of the best museum experiences we’ve ever had.  Just arriving at the museum was exciting for our kids, as the read more >>

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