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Sinterklaas is back! 3 Things You Gotta Know Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

Sinterklaas is weer in het land! On December 5, Sinterklaas brings them presents with his pieten. He arrives around a month before the feest (celebration), actually. Who? What? Why? Just read on – all you need to know about Sinterklaas right here! 1. Sinterklaas is Dutch children’s Christmas Sinterklaas is in many ways like Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas…

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5 Things To Know About The Dutch Elfde van de Elfde Posted by on Nov 12, 2016

Today, it was a special day. De elfde van de elfde (the eleventh of the eleventh) is the day that marks the start of the Carnival season in the Netherlands and elsewhere. What does this mean in the Netherlands exactly? 5 things to know right here! 1. Vergaderingen The most important thing that happens on…

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Emergency Services in the Netherlands Posted by on Nov 9, 2016

There comes a time in one’s migrant life when we, sadly, have an emergency and need to call the police or an ambulance. What number do we dial? What do we say? Who will come help me? While we would like to never think about this, the truth is that this type of information comes…

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Dutch Literature for Language Learners: 8 Books to Add to Your Reading List Posted by on Nov 8, 2016

Reading is one of the best ways to strengthen your language skills by learning new vocabulary in context and engaging thoughtfully with new ideas in a foreign language. When it comes to providing page-turners that build your vocabulary and deepen your cultural insights, Dutch literature doesn’t disappoint. Whether it’s a comic book, a Wikipedia page, or the…

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The Dutch Museumnacht Posted by on Nov 7, 2016

If you wander through a museum, you will agree with me: there are not that many young people most of the time. It is the same in the Netherlands, where museums try hard to get young people interested to go to museums – and they come up with some interesting initiatives. Een uitverkochte nacht A…

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