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Archive for January, 2012

Famous Dutch Person: Tiësto Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

DJ Tiësto

If you are a fan of the DJing scene, then you no doubt will have heard of DJ Tiësto.  Even if you aren’t into DJing, you may have heard of him. He sounds a bit like this: DJ Tiësto is a DJ and record producer with a passion for electronic dance music.  But did you know…

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Dutch Food: Hutspot Posted by on Jan 24, 2012


It is finally getting a little colder in the Netherlands and if the weather reports are to be believed, then from Sunday on, it is going to be a whole lot colder.  Cold weather is the perfect time to eat one of the all-time favourite Dutch dishes, hutspot. Hutspot is a dish made from boiled…

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Body Parts in Dutch Posted by on Jan 23, 2012

Inside Corpus

Recently I went to the city of Leiden to visit a museum that had been on my “to visit” list for quite some time.  The museum’s name is CORPUS and the tagline is “journey through the human body.” At the museum you move through a large replica body learning how everything inside works via what…

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Maritime Museum Rotterdam Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

“Situated in the bustling heart of Rotterdam, the Maritime Museum Rotterdam is one of the world’s top maritime museums. It was founded in 1874 and is the oldest maritime museum in the Netherlands.” – Maritime Museum Rotterdam website The Maritime Museum is located in the city centre of Rotterdam, about half way between Central Station…

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Dutch Superstitions: True or Untrue? Posted by on Jan 12, 2012

Tomorrow is the big 13, as in Friday the 13th that is.  For many people this date alone fills them with dread and the worry that everything that could go wrong will. But are the Dutch superstitious?  This was a question I was thinking about this morning and to be honest, I could not think of…

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How the Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths Posted by on Jan 10, 2012


Bikes.  They are everywhere in the Netherlands.  In 2006, there were more than 17 million bikes in the Netherlands, with 750,000 of those in Amsterdam alone and no doubt that number has significantly increased.  With around 91% of households owning at least one bike (and often more than one), it is not hard to see…

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A Great Find at a Dutch Flea Market Posted by on Jan 3, 2012


Hello everyone and a very happy New Year to you!  I hope 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year for all of you. In Arnhem, things are looking very positive for one man who visited a flea market in Den Bosch.  While at the flea market, the man, named Adolph Tata Mirando…

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