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Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year and Learning Dutch Resolutions Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

It was a bit odd realising that today’s post would be my last post in 2011 for the Transparent Language Dutch blog.  The year has really gone by very snel (fast).  Today I wanted to tell you about some of the things that happen in the Netherlands for the New Year’s celebration and hear about…

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Transparent Language Dutch Blog – 2011 Review Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

It is around this time of year that people start to review the year that is about to end. The top songs of 2011, the best memories you made or the favorite photos you took, they are all up for review and who would we be at Transparent Language if we didn’t do a spot…

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The Glass House – Leiden Posted by on Dec 22, 2011

Last year around this time I told you about an event that was happening in the Netherlands.  The event was 3FM’s Serious Request and involves three DJ’s being locked in a glass house for six days.  During this time they eat nothing but fruit and vegetable juices (often in jaw-dropping combinations), provide 24/7 music coverage…

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A Pound of Flesh for Christmas Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

The hosts of the Dutch talk show “Proefkonijnen,” which translates literally to “test rabbits,” but means something more like what we mean when we use the phrase “guinea pigs,” say that the concept of their show is to “answer easy questions.”  But the question they’re answering this week is inarguably complicated. Today, an episode airs…

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Christmas in the Netherlands Posted by on Dec 20, 2011

Are all your Christmas decorations up?  Are there presents under your tree?  There are only five more days to go before the big day.  I hope you are ready.  To get you into the Christmas mood, Dutch style, here are some things you might like to know about Christmas in the Netherlands. Christmas Days In…

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