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Archive for August, 2011

Due to heavy traffic in Amsterdam, Dutch bikers cross continents Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

As we’ve all heard, the spirit of progressivism is strong in the Dutch.  For over a year, since July of 2010, Joost Nootenboom and Michiel Roodenburg – Dutchmen, both, in case you couldn’t guess – have been progressing through the North and South American continental masses, on bamboo bikes.  Their cause?  Clean water. They began…

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Een Avond Naar de Bioscoop: A Night at the Cinema Posted by on Aug 20, 2011

On Wednesday (Woensdag), I went to the cinema (bioscoop) with a friend to see the film, Bridesmaids.  We bought our tickets (kaartjes) before grabbing a bite to eat.  Since it was also “Ladies Night” for one of the other films, the area around the ticket desks was already quite busy (druk). When we got back…

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Dutch Singer: Marco Borsato Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

When I first came to the Netherlands, there was a song on the radio and music channels almost non-stop.  That song, which I will share with you in my next post, was sung by the Dutch singer Marco Borsato. Marco Borsato was born in 1966 in the Dutch city of Alkmaar.  He and his family…

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Get Yourself a Museumkaart and Explore the Museums of the Netherlands Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

Visit Over 400 Museums and Castles in the Netherlands for Less Than €45 Imagine stopping in your tracks, intimidated by a roomful of oversized ceremonial masks belonging to the Oceania tribes.  Perhaps later you will attempt to avoid bumping your head while you explore below deck, the 1868 moored naval ship, De Buffel.  Or maybe…

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Dam Square, Amsterdam Posted by on Aug 2, 2011

As you exit Amsterdam Centraal station and are smacked in the face with the sights, sounds and smells of busyness you will probably find yourself following the natural flow of people heading off into the city of Amsterdam.  If you manage to navigate the bikes, tram tracks and traffic intersection successfully, then you will quite…

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