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Vuurwerk! – Dutch fireworks Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Generally, Dutch people are very fond of vuurwerk (fireworks). In the Netherlands, they love them around this time of the year. Back in the days, it was believed that the noise and flashes of fireworks would scare away the evil spirits that would bring misery in the new year. Nowadays, the only misery in the…

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Patatdag – Dutch and Fried Food! Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

Patatdag French fries, as the name says, are often seen as being from France. Now, it has been proven that they are actually from Belgium. Just go to Brussels once and try them there. Without ketchup or mayonnaise – only salt. That is how they are to be eaten. In the Netherlands, French fries are a…

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