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7 Tips for Living in Oostkapelle

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Oostkapelle or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Oostkapelle or thinking about moving there.

Living the Dutch Life: 7 Key Tips for Expats and Digital Nomads in Oostkapelle

Settling into a new country can be a daunting experience, but with the right tips and tricks, it can be an exciting adventure. Oostkapelle, a charming village in the Netherlands, is a popular destination for expats and digital nomads. With its beautiful beaches, lush green landscapes, and friendly locals, it's no wonder why. Here are seven key tips to help you navigate life in Oostkapelle.

1. Learn the Language

While many Dutch people speak English, learning the local language can greatly enhance your experience. It shows respect for the culture and can help you connect with locals on a deeper level. There are many language schools and online resources available to help you learn Dutch. Even just knowing basic phrases can make a big difference.

2. Embrace the Cycling Culture

The Netherlands is known for its cycling culture, and Oostkapelle is no exception. The village is well-equipped with bike lanes and bike rental shops. Cycling is not only a great way to stay fit, but it's also an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Plus, it's a fantastic way to explore the beautiful landscapes of Oostkapelle and its surrounding areas.

3. Enjoy Local Cuisine

Dutch cuisine is hearty and delicious. In Oostkapelle, you'll find a variety of restaurants serving traditional Dutch dishes. De Pannekoekenbakker is a local favorite for Dutch pancakes, while Restaurant Anemos offers a more upscale dining experience with a menu featuring Dutch and Mediterranean cuisine. Don't forget to try local delicacies like herring, cheese, and stroopwafels!

4. Explore the Great Outdoors

Oostkapelle is surrounded by natural beauty. The village is located near the coast, making it a great place for beach activities. The nearby De Manteling nature reserve is perfect for hiking and bird watching. For a relaxing day out, visit the Oostkapelle Beach or the Terra Maris Museum, which offers insights into the local flora and fauna.

5. Understand the Dutch Directness

Dutch people are known for their directness, which can sometimes be mistaken for rudeness by outsiders. However, it's important to understand that this is a cultural trait and not a personal attack. The Dutch value honesty and straightforwardness, so don't be surprised if people are more blunt than you're used to.

6. Get Involved in the Community

Getting involved in the local community is a great way to feel more at home in Oostkapelle. There are many ways to do this, from joining local clubs and societies to volunteering. Research groups that align with your interests and get involved. This will not only help you make friends, but it will also help you understand Dutch culture better.

7. Respect the Environment

The Dutch are very environmentally conscious, and this is evident in Oostkapelle. The village is surrounded by nature reserves, and there's a strong emphasis on sustainable living. Respect the environment by recycling, reducing your waste, and using eco-friendly modes of transportation like cycling. This will not only help preserve the beautiful surroundings, but it will also help you fit in with the local culture.

Living in Oostkapelle, Netherlands, as an expat or digital nomad can be a rewarding experience. By embracing the local culture, respecting the environment, and getting involved in the community, you can make the most of your time in this charming Dutch village. So pack your bags, hop on a bike, and get ready to start your Dutch adventure!

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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