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Archive for October, 2017

The Netherlands Has a New Cabinet Posted by on Oct 29, 2017

Seven months after the election, the new Dutch cabinet has been sworn in. The negotiation talks between the different political parties lasted longer than expected, but, the work can finally begin. On Thursday morning, the new cabinet, nicknamed Rutte III in the news, met with King Willem-Alexander. The new kabinet is comprised of 10 women and…

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A Russian Revolution… Designed by a Dutchman! Posted by on Oct 26, 2017

100 years ago, the Oktoberrevolutie (October revolution) of 1917 had just broken out in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was still the hoofdstad (capital) of Russia at the time. Communisten (communists) took the Winterpaleis (Winter Palace) in the city, which led to an important turn of events for the entire country. Nowadays, this Winterpaleis is the world-famous Hermitage. This state museum displays national history and…

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Visiting the Dentist in the Netherlands Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

For many of us, visiting the dentist or tandarts in any language or country might seem like an unbearable task. However, daunting this task might seem, it is important to schedule regular visits to avoid serious complications. Basic words Before you make your appointment, it is important to know what the words are in Dutch and…

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