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Dutch Winter Food: Balkenbrij Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

Balkenbrij broodje (personal photograph)

The cold has finally settled in the Netherlands and the trees are starting to turn into beautiful shades of orange, brown and red. With the change in season, comes a change in food. The first fall/winter dish I would like to write about is balkenbrij. Balkenbrij or Kroeboet as it is called in Limburg, is…

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Amsterdam ArenA – Largest Venue With Roof in Europe! Posted by on Oct 25, 2016


I visited the Amsterdam ArenA last week, and joined a guided tour. It is the stadium of the Dutch Eredivisie (“Honor Division”, the Dutch Football Premier League) club AFC Ajax. But it is more than that – much more. What? Read on… The largest stadion of the Netherlands The Amsterdam ArenA seats more than 53,000 people, making it the largest stadion (stadium) of…

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The Dutch Junction Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

It is no secret that the Dutch are cyclists. People in the Netherlands, from all ages, are able to move around freely and safely thanks to the many approaches to bike safety. One of the many cycle-friendly infrastructure improvements the Dutch have come up with is the famous “Dutch junction.” The Dutch junction is an…

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Untranslatable Dutch: Pottenkijkers Posted by on Oct 18, 2016


There are certain words that are used in a language and are impossible to translate. You can try, but it will never be a completely accurate translation that catches its meaning. Such as the Zesjescultuur post. In the Untranslatable Dutch posts, we will explore Dutch words that cannot be simply translated to English. Enjoy! Today, we will…

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Dutch Ingenuity in the U.S. Elections Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

Second Presidential Debate (Photo by Bill B found on Flickr.com)

For the last couple of months, the Netherlands has been closely watching the presidential campaigns in the United States. While everyone has their own political opinions about the elections, the presidential election is a tense time for the country. That being said, the campaign trail has also inspired people’s creativity. After the first debate, Sten…

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