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Family Time: Showing my family Amsterdam

Family Time: Showing my family Amsterdam

In the US, Christmas time is usually spent with family. Schools and universities take a holiday and many work places give people a bit of time off, so it’s always a good time to spend time with family. My family would usually try to take a trip to see the grandparents somewhere in the US, or at least take a family trip. This year, my family traveled to Amsterdam to see me!

Amsterdam for Book Lovers: Where to find English books

Amsterdam for Book Lovers: Where to find English books

Posted by Michael Anderson at Jan 10, 2017 01:52 PM

I love reading, and coming from the US, I couldn’t bring a lot of books to read. I was worried that I would have trouble finding a good selection of English books in a Dutch speaking country. I was totally wrong! There are many, many bookstores in Amsterdam, including English language bookstores.

Another Week, Another King: Stumbling across a state visit by the Belgian King

Another Week, Another King: Stumbling across a state visit by the Belgian King

Posted by Michael Anderson at Dec 18, 2016 07:04 PM

Around a month ago I met King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. The very next week, while hoping to visit the royal palace, I ran into King Phillippe of Belgium laying flowers at the foot of the national monument in Amsterdam. I can’t avoid royalty now!

Week of the International Student: Michael's Day

Week of the International Student: Michael's Day

If you missed my live stream and/or instagram stories about a typical Friday for me in Amsterdam, here is your chance to see it! Make sure to watch the live stream at the bottom of this page to hear me answer some questions and even play a little saxophone at the end. Without further ado, a international student's Friday in Amsterdam:

America vs. The Netherlands Part 2: an American’s thoughts on the American and Dutch university experience

America vs. The Netherlands Part 2: an American’s thoughts on the American and Dutch university experience

The Netherlands and the United States are two of the biggest destinations for international students. But, if you’ve never been to either, how do you make a decision on where to attend university? How does the experience differ?

Make America Sane Again: How an American in Holland deals with watching and participating in a crazy election season

Make America Sane Again: How an American in Holland deals with watching and participating in a crazy election season

Watching the US presidential debates, one might think that a 21st century Genghis Kahn is amassing an army in Mexico ready to invade, every single email is a top secret document that will bring down the United States, and discussing actual policy is political suicide.

America vs. The Netherlands Part 1: an American’s thoughts on the American and Dutch university experience

America vs. The Netherlands Part 1: an American’s thoughts on the American and Dutch university experience

The Netherlands and the United States are two of the biggest destinations for international students. But, if you’ve never been to either, how do you make a decision on where to attend university? How does the experience differ?

When in the Netherlands, travel as the Dutch do: How I planned my first bike trips through the Netherlands

When in the Netherlands, travel as the Dutch do: How I planned my first bike trips through the Netherlands

If you’re like me, when you think about traveling within Europe, your brain goes straight to train or super cheap airline, right? While both of these options are great, studying in the Netherlands offers a truly unique opportunity: access to the best country-wide bike route network in the world.

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