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Why the Dutch cuisine is perfect to warm you up in winter time

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Winter is approaching the Netherlands: the days are getting shorter, colder and darker. And what better way to get through these days than with comfort food? Dutch cuisine might not be … Continued

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Presents, Poems and Pepernoten: celebrating Sinterklaas is fun for all ages!

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December has arrived, and this weekend is a big one for the Dutchies: Sinterklaasavond will be celebrated on the 5th of December! Remember Sinterklaas, the (other) white-bearded children’s friend? He … Continued

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There are some reasons to hate Dutch autumn, but more reasons to love it!

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Pouring rain, a wind force of 8, grey, cloudy and dark days: this is probably what comes to mind when you’re thinking about autumn in the Netherlands. And you’re not … Continued

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Sinterklaas: Why most Dutch children look forward to December 5th rather than Christmas Eve

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Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands! Who? If you ever visited the Netherlands around the beginning of December, you might have noticed that store decorations, tv-commercials and advertisements are not … Continued

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IJsheiligen

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‘IJsheiligen’Look at the picture and tell us which word is misspeld? IJsheiligen (Ice Saints in English) is the name for a number of Catholic Saints (heiligen) whose name days fall … Continued

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Bevrijdingsdag

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Koningsdag 2020

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