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Despite the Lack of Cold Weather this Winter, the Netherlands is Frozen Posted by on Jan 31, 2014

The Netherlands may be experiencing its warmest winter in, like, forever, but there’s no denying that a cold front has swept through the country. I’m talking, of course, about Disney’s 2013 feature animation, FROZEN. The film opened in the Netherlands on December 11, 2013, and drew in a crowd of 414,000 on tweede kerstdag (second…

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Do You Know These 14 Famous Dutchies? Posted by on Jan 26, 2014

While researching  stats and articles for the post The Dutch Pastime that Dominates Headlines in the Netherlands Every New Year, I came across a round up from De Telegraaf of BN’ers who took to Twitter to wish their fans the best for the new year. As someone who strives to be on top of pop culture in…

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The Dutch pastime that dominates headlines in the Netherlands every New Year Posted by on Jan 10, 2014

Another year has come and gone in the Netherlands. 2014 was welcomed with a (quite literal) bang. Eleven days later, the damage has been assessed and the results of the New Year celebrations in the Netherlands are in. Here are headlines from some of the Netherlands’s top newspapers, detailing what went down this New Year’s…

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Elementary School 2.0! Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

Helemaal in het Engels In the Netherlands, a bill is proposed to let schools teach 15% of their lessen (classes) in another taal (language). Helemaal (completely). Especially English is attractive for many schools, because it is used everywhere. It is on TV, in movies, on the internet, and basically all around the small state. It…

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How the Dutch Cool Off After Those New Year Fireworks Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

What’s a Dutchie to do after a night of lighting up the sky with vuurwerken to ring in the New Year? Jump into the ocean, of course! On January 1, 2014 – just like every other year since 1960 (with the exception of 2007, when bad weather forced organizers to cancel) – the people of the…

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