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Food With Alessia 6 – Stamppot Boerenkool met Rookworst Posted by on Nov 29, 2014

Back again with probably the most traditional Dutch food out there: Stamppot (mash pot)! Including the entire recipe. Enjoy! The Dutch recipe Ingredienten (voor 2-3 personen): 300g Boerenkool; 750g kruimige aardappelen; 1 rookworst (225g is genoeg); Een scheutje melk; Zout en peper; Lekker erbij: mosterd. Benodigd keukengerei: Grote of hoge pan met deksel; Stamppotstamper; Waterkoker Instructies: Kook…

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Buying a House Posted by on Nov 27, 2014

For the past six months, Riccardo and I have been looking for a house, and we finally found THE one! I had only experienced selling property in the Netherlands, which was pretty easy. We decided to sell the apartment in Amsterdam, hired a makelaar who took care of the photos, listing, promotion and taking potential…

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Campaigns in NL 3 – Bob jij of bob ik? Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

Drunk driving is bad: Alcohol delays reflexes, diminishes focus and attention. Especially in traffic this is a big problem, because with drunk driving you also endanger other traffic participants. The Dutch government came up with a great campaign to reduce the temptation and make it socially unacceptable to drive under influence. Bob jij of Bob ik? is…

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And the winner is…. Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

Every year the Van Dale dictionary group selects a couple of words. Everyone is invited to vote for the word of the woord van het jaar. These words are usually based on political or social events from the year. The past winners have been: 2013- selfie After the craze of selfies, including Obama’s selfie with…

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

We have all heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but regardless of how common the saying is, we tend to judge books, people, cars, restaurants, hotels, etc., by their cover. This is especially true for people. Attractive people catch our attention. Unattractive people have a harder time In 2013, there were…

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How to tell someone to f*** off in Dutch Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Yesterday the Netherlands and Mexico played a friendly soccer match in Amsterdam. If you followed either country during the World Cup in Brazil, you know it was a very important match, at least for Mexicans. Mexico and the Netherlands faced each other, and the Netherlands beat Mexico after a controversial penalty on Robben. In Mexico…

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Zwarte Piet – Black Pete, still there? Posted by on Nov 15, 2014

Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet? Sinterklaas, Sinterklaas, en natuurlijk zwarte piet!  This is how a kinderliedje goes that is sung around Sinterklaas time. See it here: Natuurlijk zwarte piet. Of course! He is part of the Dutch Sinterklaasfeest and annual tradition like nothing else. White Dutch people paint themselves black and dress up as zwarte piet, the kind and nice helper of Sinterklaas. They…

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