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Reading About Natural Disasters in Dutch Posted by on Sep 24, 2017

It seems that lately, North and South America have been suffering terrible tragedies from hurricanes and earthquakes. There has been plenty of coverage in the Netherlands about this with a lot of new vocabulary that might make it confusing to understand. This is why I have come up with this quick summary of some of…

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Music in Dutch: André van Duin Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

Fall has begun and we are enjoying some unusual sunny days in the Netherlands! Temperatures are expected to reach 19 degrees Celsius (67 degrees Fahrenheit) this weekend which means lots of terrace time! In light of this lovely weather, I have chosen a song in Dutch by André van Duin that made it back to…

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What happens with burn out in the Netherlands? Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

According to the Rijksoverheid website, 1 million people in the Netherlands suffer burn-out related symptoms. The Netherlands is one of the countries with the most burn-out related complaints in Europe. But what is burn out and what happens when you are burned out and live in the Netherlands? What is it? The website Gezondheidsplein.nl defines…

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What’s up with all the Peters de Vries? Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

In 2007, the Dutch radiozender (radio station) 3FM had an idea: Let’s gather as many people with the name “Peter de Vries” as possible and have a little party! Here is what happened. Het idee In December, presentator (presenter) Sander de Heer and nieuwslezer (news reader) Peter de Vries of 3FM heard about a record attempt in Wales, where 1220 people…

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Buying a Car in the Netherlands Posted by on Aug 23, 2017

Even though the bike is the #1 mode of transportation in the Netherlands, some people will inevitably have to (or want to) buy a car. After sharing with my husband the experience of buying a car, I came up with the following list of useful information. Nieuwe Auto, Tweedehands Auto Considering the significant difference in…

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