As with all GSGI links, we only add the ones we like, have used, or think could be useful. These recommended links for expats in Netherlands have been recommended by GSGI editors or readers. In some cases, the links take you to a website for which we provided some of the content (so naturally we think it's excellent!).
The books and films have been recommended by our readers and editors. Unless mentioned, most are available at booksellers or on line. If you have a recommendation we should add to this list, we'd love to hear it (contact us).
Useful Links and Information
AngloINFO Netherlands- Really excellent resource for expats heading for --or already living in -- the Netherlands, with valuable no-frills listings of everything from dentists to plumbers, schools (basic info) to hair cuts, registering your car to tax problems as well as classifieds, discussions and details about what's on in your area. Useful directories, reliable information, intuitive site....goes exactly where it says it will, in exactly the country section where you'd expect to find it.
Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank - classic true story about the life of a young girl hiding from the Nazis
Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Chliders - gripping early example (1903) of a spy story
Van der Valk series by Nicholas Freeling - highly enjoyable 1970's crime novels, later made into TV series
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - debut novel set in 17th Century Amsterdam
Girl with a Pearl Earring - romantic drama based on a novel by Tracy Chevalier and starring Scarlett Johansson
Diamonds are Forever - the final Bond film starring Sean Connery, with the first part set in Amsterdam
Black Book - World War II thriller, largely shot in Amsterdam