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Strippenkaart versus OV-Chipkaart Posted by on Apr 10, 2012


If you travelled in the Netherlands a few years ago, you might have come across a long strip of paper that you had to stamp in a machine to pay for your travel on public transport. This card was known as a strippenkaart. “The strippenkaart, introduced on 1 October 1980 and abolished on 3 November…

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Dutch Verb Boot Camp Posted by on Apr 5, 2012

Let’s start a Dutch verb boot camp, shall we? Verbs are such an important part of most languages, including Dutch, that it makes sense for us to take a closer look at them. Today we will make a quick overview of Dutch verb tenses and a couple of other important components but before we do…

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The Netherlands in April – Things to Do Posted by on Apr 3, 2012

It is April in the Netherlands. That time of year when just as spring seems to be finally arriving, nature throws you a curveball in the form of night-time temperatures that are below zero. Luckily, the events calendar for the month more than makes up for the confusion. Here are some of the things happening…

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