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4 Phrases and Words When Comparing in Dutch Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

Moving to a new country means that when we experience new things, we can compare them to the place where we lived before. We might compare the weather, the traffic, the food and even the customs of the countries. Here are some useful phrases and words for when we compare in Dutch: groter dan, mooier…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About NYE In The Netherlands Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

We all know the Netherlands, we all know New Year’s Eve. But what happens in the Netherlands on the 31st of December, and in the night that follows? Do you know? Here are the 5 things you should know about NYE in the Netherlands! 1. Vuurwerk. Everywhere! The most popular and striking feature of NYE in…

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Shopping in Amsterdam (pt. 2) Posted by on Dec 25, 2015

Earlier this week, I introduced you to the Kalverstraat and the Leidsestraat. Today, we continue with the 9 Straatjes and the P.C. Hooftstraat! Enjoy! The 9 Straatjes De 9 Straatjes. Since the 90s, an essential part of the Amsterdam shopping experience. The “9 little streets”, as 9 straatjes translates, house smaller, special shops, which complement the more mainstream, bigger…

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4 Amsterdam Shopping Areas You Have To Visit (pt. 1) Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

For Part 2, click here. It is Kersttijd (Christmas time), and that means het is tijd om te winkelen! (it is shopping time!). If you happen to visit the Amsterdam so shortly before the kerstdagen (Christmas Days), you want to know where to go for the best shops! You are in the right place, as Amsterdam has some great shopping…

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The Teevendeal: A Huge Affair With Major Consequences Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

June 15, 2000. Top Secret. After years and years of investigation, officier van justitie (public prosecutor) Fred Teeven makes a major decision that he knows is risky. Nobody can know, because he is not authorized to do it. There are rumors that he hoped to find evidence and more information about the boss of criminal Cees H., de Hakkelaar…

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The TOP 10 Posts of 2015 Posted by on Dec 11, 2015

The year is coming to an end, which means it is time for a little recap. What are the favorite posts of our readers this year? Here is the TOP 10! 10. 17 Ways To Say Hello In Dutch In this post back from 2013, but with still very accurate information! How do you say Hello…

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Dutch Bad Words and Expressions Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

We all have our moments when we need to vent out our anger and let someone or something have it. Whether you hit your toes on the corner of the bed or you were cut off by crazy fietsers, bad words or swear words help us express our anger. A while back, I wrote a post about…

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