Who we are!
We are a family of four from the Netherlands who exchanged our life in Belgium in 2017 for expat life in Taiwan.
When we started this great adventure, our kids were 12 and 10 years old. Not the most accessible age to take them with you to the other side of the world, but we decided to take the chance.
After four years in Taiwan, we returned to the Netherlands in August 2021, still adapting to our new home.
We share our experiences about expat life on this website and help expat families in the Netherlands adjust to their new life easier.
Meet our Teens
We are Lotte and Pepijn, 16 and 14 years old. We were born in The Netherlands, where we barely lived. Until we moved to Taiwan, we lived in Belgium. We called Belgium home when someone asked us where we came from.
Now we realize that we are dutch kids who grew up in countries other than our own, which makes us Thirdculturekids.
Back in the Netherlands, we thought we would soon feel at home again, but it’s more complicated than we thought. Getting used to and feeling at home is just as difficult as our first months in Taiwan. And getting used to a different school system again is another big challenge.
We know that all this takes time and patience, and it will all work out in the end.
Are you an expat in the Netherlands?
Then this is the right place for you. We will start sharing information about the dutch culture and write blogs to help you adapt a little bit easier in the Netherlands. We know from our own experience that the first months in a new country can be pretty challenging.
I will try to answer all your questions through blog posts so that other expats can also use all this info. So feel free to contact me via the contact form or Instagram, and I will be happy to help you.
We will also provide tips and information about places we visit to help you all learn more from your new country and motivate you to go out and have some great family time while discovering The Netherlands.
Do you plan to visit or move to Taiwan?
During our four years as expats in Taiwan, we have shared our experiences on this website.
You will find information about life as expats in Taiwan and about the many places we visited in this beautiful country.
So if you also end up in Taiwan as a family or would like to discover the country during a beautiful trip, be sure to take a look at all the information we provide. There are also hotels listed where we have stayed and which we are happy to recommend.