Every Dutch summer is the same. At first it seems like there will be no summer at all. The weather is terrible. It rains. It’s cold. It’s cloudy. It rains some more. Then suddenly the entire country is hit by an intense heat wave as if summer suddenly realised it was late and is desperately trying to make up for lost time. Such extreme heat can make it difficult to think sometimes. It is simply […]
This week I found myself suddenly trapped in Friesland as snow and ice descended upon the province, transforming it in to Freezeland. Our first warning of the approaching winter weather had actually happened on the Sunday, a full day before there was any sight of even a single snow flake or the slightest drop in temperature. Lights had started to mysteriously flicker around the house which I would normally take as an indication of an […]
Never try to understand Dutch weather. you’ll just get a headache.
Summer in Holland is rare. Some years it is skipped all together. Even when it does show up there is no guarantee that it will bring with it the kind of warm weather and cloud free skies normally associated with the season. So how can you tell when the Dutch summer has actually begun? Here are a few helpful clues. Fourteen Ways To Know When It Is Summer In Holland 1) Wearing shorts seemed like […]
The first snowflake of spring has fallen. The Easter bunny has wrapped up in his warmest scarf and woolliest jumper. The tulips have frozen and cute baby animals everywhere are huddling together for warmth. It must be spring time in Holland.