Having grown up outside of Chicago and living on the east coast (NJ/NY) from 2008-2012, I have now set my sights on the Netherlands — the Hague to be exact! I arrived in the Netherlands on December 18, 2012.
Name: Awesome Niki (formally “Lego Lady” at the public library job)
Occupation: Not Your Average Librarian
Hobbies: Gaming (text-based MUDs), learning Dutch
Favorite sports: American football, hockey — (and perhaps now soccer/voetbal… )
Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Community
What I look forward to doing next: getting a job and mastering allllll the rules of the Dutch language.
Welcome to Holland, Niki! And welcome to Den Haag! That was also the first city where I live since coming here to study. I hope you’ll have a great time here. Den Haag will always be my favorite city.
Congrats on the upcoming move! Den Haag has some really lovely areas, and if you get cravings for American baked goods, my friends there have a company called American Baking Company. They’re cupcakes and everything else are to die for! Good luck with the move!