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Magical Christmas Markets in the Netherlands Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

December is here and the Netherlands is in full swing of winter / Christmas activities. There are many places to go and things to eat so get your winter jacket ready to hit the town! Kerstmarkten  Many cities and towns have begun setting up their Kerstmarkten. Greatly influenced by the German Christmas markets, Dutch markets…

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Verhalentijd – Sinterklaas komt! Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

Het is pakjesavond! Tonight, Sinterklaas comes (or has already come) to the house of many children in the Netherlands to deliver gifts. Let’s join him on this great journey through the country! On the German blog, I already feature a short story segment, called Zeit für eine Geschichte (time for a story), and I want to do…

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100 years of Schiphol Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

For many of us, Schiphol has been the first piece of the Netherlands that we encountered. The vast size of the airport is felt on the long walk from the plane to the exit gates each time you fly into Schiphol. This year, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrates its 100 years of existence as the gateway of…

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Zondag met Lubach – The Dutch Daily Show Posted by on Nov 29, 2016

Jon Stewart became famous for his satirical view on the news in his Daily Show, which has since been copied many times in different formats. Such shows tend to give real news information by breaking down a topic while at the same time entertaining with jokes about the sometimes ridiculous realities. They also tend to…

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Quiz Night in Dutch Posted by on Nov 27, 2016

Last week, the husband and I were invited to a quiz night to raise money for a camping trip. I was a bit nervous about how fast my thinking would be for a quiz night in Dutch. There are many questions to answer and you only have a short amount of time to do it,…

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