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Meet the Oranjes: the Dutch Royal Family

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Did you know that the Netherlands is one of the seven koninkrijken (kingdoms) in Europe? Het Koninklijk huis (The royal house), as the Dutch royal family is referred to, is … Continued

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The Paashaas is coming to town! Celebrating Easter in the Netherlands

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Easter is around the corner, and in the Netherlands this festivity usually marks the beginning of spring time. The first rays of sunshine have broken through, flowers start to bloom … Continued

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Giving compliments in Dutch: our DIY guide

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Whoever’s lived in the Netherlands for a while, knows: the Dutch are not particularly lavish with giving compliments. That’s probably because traditionally in the Netherlands, being normal (and thus not … Continued

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When the lockdown is over we’re going to celebrate our birthdays!

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From circle talks to felicitaties: a survival guide to Dutch birthdays Have you ever wondered how the Dutch celebrate their birthdays? When the lockdown is over there will be plenty … Continued

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Oranjekoorts: Why the Dutch have orange blood running through their veins during sports events

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Did you know that the Netherlands are a real sports country? Although we are such a small country, our orange-clad sportsmen and women have set many world records and have … Continued

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From ice skating to rainy days: what winter weather in the Netherlands looks like

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January has arrived, and it has brought cold winter weather with it to the Netherlands. Although we are still waiting for the sneeuw (snow) to fall here, temperatures are getting … Continued

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Goede voornemens: How the Dutch envision a happy new year

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New year, new me. Or as they would say in the Netherlands: ‘Nieuwe ronde, nieuwe kansen’ (new round, new opportunities). It is 2021, and with the start of a new … Continued

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Oliebollen and DIY fireworks: The Dutch way of celebrating the new year

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Gelukkig Nieuwjaar everyone!Yesterday, we said goodbye to 2020 and toasted to a new year to come. In the Netherlands there are few evenings that are more widely celebrated than Oud … Continued

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O, Denneboom: How the Dutch let the light into their lives around Christmas time

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Sinterklaas has left the country on his steamship back to Spain, and that means it is time for the Christmas trees to arrive in and around the Dutch homes! Traditionally, … Continued

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