I took a trip to The Hague for two main reasons: On the one hand, it was a tour to see the town and some other beach parts of the Netherlands. On the other hand, it was as part of the formality to register myself the Ghanaian Embassy. In fact most international students are already aware that they need to register themselves at the town hall in the Netherlands as a soon as they settle in the country. It is also equally important to let your embassies, consulates and high commissions know that you are here studying. I encountered a problem in Malaysia some years ago and my registration at the Ghanaian consulate helped me greatly. Since then, I have made it a point to always register at the embassy where ever I go to notify them of my existence. Fellow international student! Why don’t you make a trip to The Hague (Tram 9 at the central station moving towards Scheveningen). The station to alight at is “Laan Copus van Cattenburch”. You will see most of the embassies right across the station when you alight.
As a side attraction, you can enjoy a funfair currently going on in just two tram stops before the station mentioned above. It is termed as “Kermis” in the Netherlands and you will find all sorts of games there that you could win some valuable prices if you are lucky. I was there on Friday. Even though, I did not win any price and the weather was a bit cloudy with showers, nevertheless I enjoyed such experience which was great.
Anyone interested to join us for social drinks on Tuesday 20th September at 10pm?. Please join us at the Café Bed. See you there!
Follow this blog to learn more about your fellow international students at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Read about their experiences, tips and stories and don't hesitate to comment if you have any questions or remarks.