Welcome to NL Planet
The lowdown on the lowlands straight from the horse’s mouth
NL Planet Info Sections
Guides based on real-life experience here in Holland and reflect changing trends and opinions amongst the Dutch.
A country’s choice of public holidays and the way they are celebrated can tell you a lot about the people. The history behind some of these special days reveals even more surprising facts.
The recipes in this section were provided by a typical Dutch housewife. We wanted to offer you an authentic taste of Holland so we asked for the most popular, everyday dishes rather than restaurant food or meals for special occasions.
We list commercial services, most of them based in Holland, who provide services of interest to expats, travellers and emigrees. These companies are more than happy to do business in English.
We maintain a categorised list of sites for people seeking English language information on Holland. Suggestions for this list are always welcome.
[Mon, 14 Jun 2010]
We had discussion forums in place from day one of the NL Planet website and they were originally part of our even older Haarlem Shuffle site, where they were mainly used by local, Haarlem expats to arrange meetings and get-togethers. We have noticed the gradual erosion of such expat forums here in Holland, much of [...]A brand new skin for NL Blog
[Wed, 30 Sep 2009]
Some of our regular visitors may have noticed a recent change in the way the blog section on NL Planet looks. We have had a brand new WordPress theme developed which integrates the blog section seamlessly with the rest of the site. The new custom house style was developed by internet specialists 2Sevens Media, who [...]NL Business Directory launch
[Mon, 01 Jun 2009]
After an initial offline trial period, our new NL Business Directory has been launched online. For our visitors, this represents a new, up-to-date web source of commercial services they may need at some point. For the companies listed, it offers an opportunity to share in our good positioning with the major search engines and increase [...]NL Planet Blog goes live!
[Wed, 28 Jan 2009]
Today we have launched the new NL Planet Blog. This is a project we have worked towards for some time now and we are delighted to have reached this stage at last. With more and more bloggers every day on the web, we know we have a lot to live up to but we believe [...]