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The Dutch weather; ever-changing and highly unpredictable!

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If you have been spending some time in the Netherlands, you have probably noticed how the Dutch love to talk about the Dutch weather. It’s an everyday topic of conversation … Continued

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It’s ‘Prinsjesdag’ today, a day full of traditions

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Every year on the third Tuesday of September, all members of Dutch parliament dress their best, and gather traditionally in the Ridderzaal (Knight’s Hall) in Den Haag (The Hague) to … Continued

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Cultuur snuiven! The Cultural season is starting

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Cultuur snuiven! The cultural season is getting started in the Netherlands, and here’s all you need to know about it. It’s been a while. Cultural and creative sectors have been … Continued

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De Nederlandse sportzomer

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The so-called  ‘Nederlandse sportzomer’ (Summer of Sports) is on its way! Having launched with the European soccer Championships, the summer of 2021 really will be full of sports events: from Wimbledon … Continued

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FROM BRABANTIAN TO FRIES: THE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES (!) DIALECTS AND ACCENTS OF THE NETHERLANDS

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Many are surprised to hear that a country as small as the Netherlands doesn’t only have several dialects, but even multiple languages. With each province or region and even some … Continued

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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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