“Australia is a very big island and the Netherlands is tiny. They have very different things here. The have the Jumbo. I love chips with mayonnaise, chocolate sprinkles and chocolate spread. In Australia I always ate sushi. I like to go shopping with my mum and dad, especially here on the square next to the baker. I love black bread.
We came here in the aeroplane. Dad’s from Australia and my mum from the Netherlands. I have a grandmother in Enschede. I played computer games on the plane. First we rented a house on the Nieuwendammerdijk. Now we live there, around the corner. I go to school on the bike. I have new friends there. I love sport and watch fitness programmes. I am working on my abs. Oh, and I’ve just got my A-diploma.
On Wednesdays it’s hotdog day and we go to the Hema. It’s fun at the Hema. So is Artis and Nemo. I want to go back to Australia when I’m finished with school. I miss my grandad and granny. I dream in English and in Dutch.”
1.206 people in Amsterdam have the Australian nationality.