Category Important Stuff

The rules of trash

This article was first published in TU Delta’s Survival Guide on December 15, 2014 ​From recycling to reusing to set rules for toxic waste, the Dutch have a rule for everything. The good news is the system seems fairly easy-to-use. Old Electronics and Furniture Reuse Before you decide to get rid of electrical equipment because it’s […]

Dutchnews.nl and TU Delta go on a scavenger hunt!

This article was first published as a Survival Guide in TU Delta on November 17. Read the complete article here. In October, TU Delta and DutchNews.nl offered to conduct a scavenger hunt of sorts. We asked readers to tell us about ingredients and food items they have a tough time locating in the Netherlands and […]

More second hand shopping

This article was first published in the Survival Guide in TU Delta on September 15, 2014   Setting up one’s home is always an uphill task, often correlated to one’s bank balance. Luckily, Delft has some treasure troves for bargain hunters. In 2013, we featured five of the city’s thrift/second hand shops – from a […]

FAQs about the OV-Chipkaart

Over the summer of 2014, the Dutch railway system did away with tickets (for the most part) and introduced compulsory OV-Chipkaarts. For the Survival Guide in TU Delta, we explored what these changes mean for students – and more specifically for students to access discount options. Below is the step-by-step procedure, but you can read […]

Where to learn Dutch in Delft

* This article was first published in March in TU Delta as part of the Survival Guide series.  Learning a new language is never easy, but speaking the local language can help you integrate. Here’s a look at some of the language institutes that offer Dutch courses in and around the university. Delftse Methode, TU Delft The […]

Where to learn Dutch in Delft?

Learning a new language is never easy, but speaking the local language can help you integrate. Here’s a look at some of the language institutes that offer Dutch courses in and around the university. Delftse Methode, TU Delft The Institute for Languages and Academic Skills at TU Delft offers language classes in Dutch, Italian, Chinese […]

Tips for the snow (which is rare!)

Despite the unexpected heat wave in January, snow and sleet are not an uncommon sight in February. Just in case the weather decided to let up and you find yourself in the middle of a snow blizzard, here are some points to help you stay safe. Stay warm Layer up, wear your thickest socks and […]

Rain survival tips

It’s raining…it’s pouring. But that’s no reason for you to become a wet mop. A quick trip to the city centre will have you sorted for the monsoon. Rain Suits For a short bike ride in a slight drizzle, a waterproof jacket or raincoat should suffice. However, you should consider a rain suit (regenpak) for […]

After-hours emergencies

Having trouble after-hours? Here’s some information to help the next time you’re locked out of your house at midnight or have a roommate in desperate need of some cough syrup on a weekend. Odd hour for bike troubles Time is no longer a good excuse for not getting your bike repaired. The bike shop behind […]

Biking 101

If you haven’t been warned, let us do so. Bikes are among top things stolen in the Netherlands. Don’t be fooled by a busy street or bustling afternoon, a bike isn’t safe anywhere. If thieves don’t get to it, the weather might. Or bad cycling. Experts from cycle shops across town gave us some tips […]