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Archive for January, 2018

3 Examples of Dutch Ingenuity Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

One of the things that attracts many of us to the Netherlands is how incredibly modern the country can be in regards to projects and laws. It was the first country to grant same-sex couples the right to marry. It has an incredible dam structure that keeps the country above water. The Dutch landscape has…

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5 Things You Should Know About The First Westerstorm of 2018 Posted by on Jan 5, 2018

In the last few days, we had some bad weer (weather) in the Netherlands. It is a country infamous for its rain and wind, but this was different. Actually, it was a storm so bad, that the term noodweer (“emergency weather”, severe weather) was used. What was going on? Find out below. 1. Windsnelheden boven 140 kilometer per uur!…

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4 New Year’s Traditions from the Netherlands Posted by on Jan 3, 2018

The 2017-2018 New Year’s celebration was my first in the Netherlands, and at home, we made it a point to be as traditional as possible. It was a very nice experience and the following are 4 traditions I learned: 1. “Alvast een fijne jaarwisseling” and “Gelukkig nieuwjaar” These are the two phrases you need to…

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