Here in Holland

The English podcast about life with the Dutch. Stories from people who have come to live in the Netherlands and those who are thinking about taking the plunge.Stories to make you laugh, cry, pull your hair out and jump for joy. An uplifting new series of podcasts produced by Andy Clark. Here in Holland has interview podcasts to give you expert info and advice on life in the Netherlands.Here in Holland has story podcasts too - internationals share their stories on life in one of the greatest countries in the world.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 59 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 23 hours 57 minutes


episode 4: Here in Holland: Stay Sane

We live in crazy times - the Corona virus has got us all under its malevolent spell. In this edition I talk to psychologist Vassia Sarantopoulou about tips on keeping sane during this time of fear and social distancing.

Vassia is the woman behind

There are lots of tips in the podcast and here are some links Vassia wanted to share too...


 2020-03-30  26m

episode 1: Shaggy Dog Stories - Pilot

I've been working on a new idea - a podcast all about dog stories. Having recently become a dog owner for the first time it struck me how many stories people start telling you when you are out with your pooch. So, let's do it, I thought, and here is the first ever Shaggy Dog Stories podcast. 

Please share with anyone you think will like it and if you have a dog story you would like to share with me then please please get in touch. There's email - greatdogstory@gmail...


 2020-03-06  25m

episode 3: Here in Holland: You'll never believe it

This a collection of funny stories recorded at the Feel at Home Fair in The Hague.

Internationals from around the world share their thoughts on the wonderfully weird world that is The Netherlands.

The fair was organised by The Hague Online in February 2020. Thanks to Billy and the team for letting me roam free with my microphone.

At the end of the podcast there is a bonus story from a pilot project - Shaggy Dog Stories...


 2020-02-03  28m

episode 2: Here in Holland: The Rhine

In this episode I'm joined by author Ben Coates. Ben is a Brit and he's been in The Netherlands for about ten years - he previously wrote a book about his experiences here "Why the Dutch are Different" and he featured in an earlier podcast talking about that.

This time he talks about his new book - The Rhine. The book starts in The Netherlands and follows the river Rhine all the way to its source in Switzerland...


 2019-12-18  30m

episode 1: Here in Holland: Find Tranquility

What to do when things get tough and you start getting into a negative spiral…we all feel down at times but what to do to stop this getting out of control? 

And how can we develop habits that will keep us happy and in balance?

Internationals can often feel disoriented so how best to organize your life to be happy and fulfilled.

I’m joined by Psychologist Bjarne Timonen who has written a book – the Life Style Guide Against Somberness – De Leef Stijlgids Tegen Somberheid...


 2019-12-05  40m

episode 13: Here in Holland: Happy Kids in The Netherlands = Stressed Mums?

What's it like being an international mum in The Netherlands? And what's it like as a woman here when trying to combine a career and a family. My guest in the podcast is Steliana van de Rijt-Economu she's originally from Romania and has been bringing up her kids in The Netherlands for the last four years.

She is also an Organisational Development Consultant and executive coach. And she has written a book Mothers as Leaders...


 2019-07-10  34m

episode 12: Here in Holland: All you ever wanted to know about Dutch politics but never dared ask

There's a famous quote about Dutch politics which says: "if  Dutch politics ever gets interesting then something has gone terribly wrong."
This is nonsense. Dutch politics is fascinating. This time in the podcast I'm joined by historian and Dutch politics expert and insider Pieter Gerrit Kroeger.
We talk about what's hot now in Dutch politics, how the system works, what the Dutch stand for internationally and there's anecdotes to finish off...


 2019-06-03  55m

episode 11: Here in Holland - Under Pressure

More than 50% of internationals in the Netherlands have mental health issues according to new research from Healthcare for Internationals, a non-profit focused on improving healthcare for internationals in the Netherlands.

These are initial findings and more will follow - but it's an alarming rate. Internationals are suffering anxiety, loneliness and depression.

In this episode I talk to psychologist Vassia Sarantopoulou from Antiloneliness...


 2019-04-05  40m

episode 10: Here in Holland How Environmentally Friendly is the Netherlands?

This time an interview with Marjan Minnesma the director of Urgenda. The organization achieved international fame after taking the Dutch government to court and winning. The first case in 2015 was a landmark ruling with the court saying the government had a duty of care to tackle climate change an take it seriously. A reduction of 25% CO2 emissions by 2020 was the minimum requirement the court ruled...


 2019-03-08  36m

episode 9: Here in Holland Marathon Story

This time a story I made when I was working at Radio Netherlands in 1998 - it's a documentary I made about running the Rotterdam Marathon. The music is a bit over the top - but what the hell. I thought I would share here as more than 20 years on I have dusted off my running shoes.

If you want to share a story with Here in Holland you can record it via the Whats App number 06 124 28 387 - or see the links below to get in touch...


 2019-02-20  33m