The SpeelOké Toy Library: toys for fun and development May 21, 2018

Welcome to our first article in a series about toys and play. Is your little one bored with his or her mountain of toys, or are you looking to reduce that mountain without sacrificing variety and quality? Perhaps you are looking to try different types of toys before buying? The… Read more


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May 7, 2018

Get Littles Up And Out With Fun Activities Around Delft Recently relocated to Delft and in search of something to keep your littles active? Or perhaps Lynette Croxford’s recent “How to Delft” blog has inspired you to explore what’s on offer for your primary schoolers outside the classroom. Well thankfully,… Read more

Onica King

How To Delft (With Kids)

April 16, 2018

by Lynette Croxford

Picture the scene; it’s 5:10am, a small, shrill voice punctuates your deep, dream filled sleep. “Maaaaaaammy”. For a moment you lie utterly still hoping it was your imagination. One, two, three, fou. . . “MAAAAMMY”. Imagination 0, Reality 1. Read more

Onica King

Delft MaMa Blog 2.0

March 25, 2018

It’s been awfully quiet around here, huh? The previous Delft MaMa (DMM) blog coordinators, Tarja and Marie, have moved on to other things. So, understandably, things have slowed down a bit here. That doesn’t mean it’s been quiet with DMM… There’s plenty happening behind the scenes. Some of which you… Read more


Delft mama of the week: Tarja

September 15, 2017

When I first started to write about the Delft moms of the week, to be honest I didn’t have the slightest idea how to interview people, let alone write about the amazing mothers in our community. The first mothers were mere pictures with one or two lines of text running… Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

Memories and Blackberries

September 8, 2017

Blackberries and Memories Yesterday, I took my daughters blackberry picking. To someone else this may sound like just another day out, but for me it was special. It was special because it enabled me to re-live one of my favourite childhood memories and to share it with my own children. When… Read more

Megan van der Voort

Delft MaMa 10th Anniversary Picnic

September 1, 2017

Every year, Delft MaMa organizes a summer potluck event for local families together with food, fun, and friendship.  The 2017 edition was even more special, as it marked the first in a series of celebrations of Delft MaMa’s ten year anniversary. More than 50 adults and even more children joined… Read more

Marie Kummerlowe

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Discover Delft’s History: Vermeer

May 31, 2016

One of the many advantages of living in this beautiful city is that you can take some time to really dive deep into discovering Delft’s fascinating history.  I love exploring culture with my children.

World-famous Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) lived a large part of his life in Delft.  “Almost all of his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women” quoted in Wikipedia.

Here are five ways to learn more about him and his beautiful works of art, along with some events you may like to visit. Read more

Renée Veldman-Tentori

Lola’s Bedroom Tour

November 8, 2016

Hello MaMa’s! I am thrilled to be sharing some inspiration with you today. As an interior stylist, my own home is naturally my style playground and my little girl’s bedroom is no exception. Over the summer we completed her room and I shared the results over on my blog Avenue Lifestyle. For those of you looking for ideas for your own little ones’ rooms, I sincerely hope you find some here today. Let’s peek inside! Read more

Holly Marder

Positive Birth Story: Sanna

May 17, 2016

Before she was even pregnant, Sanna had always pictured of having her children in her native country, Finland, and preferably via Caesarean section. Finding herself expecting a baby in the Netherlands hadn’t been a part of the plan, but she welcomed the upcoming challenge by deciding to learn everything there is to know about the pregnancy and giving birth in the Netherlands. Just like many first time mothers, she went online to look for information, only to find herself freaked out about the horror stories. This is a story how she turned her fears into strength. Welcome to Delft MaMa Blog’s new series called POSITIVE BIRTH STORIES. Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

Delft Mama of the week: Claudia

May 6, 2016


Delft Mama of the week, Claudia, is a mother of Katerina (2,5) and a new born Nikolas (2 weeks). “Since I was a kid I wanted to be a mom. I used to play and care so much for my dolls like real babies. When growing up I had a closer feeling with my three younger sisters and one brother. Now I have fulfilled this dream for a second time and it feels great to think that so much of you is in them. The biggest surprise about having two children has been the behavior of my daughter Katerina. Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven

A table for six (includes original recipes from Anish Patil)

July 26, 2016

Delft MaMa has officially inaugurated the long awaited international cooking club.
Thursday the 21st of July, a mixed group of mums and dads gathered together to cook under the guidance and supervision of Anish Patil, who together with Viji Kannan will coordinate the club.
This very first session took us to India, where Anish comes from. We made a culinarily travel along the 7.571 kilometers India’s coastline and learnt how to use a star ingredient: coconut.

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Agnès Batllori Benet

Delft mama of the week: Susan

June 30, 2017

When she opens her mouth, anyone would be under the impression she’s from Scotland. As a matter of fact, she often gets mistaken for Scottish even by the Scottish. However, once you ask her which part of the beautiful highlands she comes from, she’ll tell you she’s born in and… Read more

Tarja Van Veldhoven