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Recipe Potatoes and Cheese Posted by on Oct 29, 2010

The Dutch are potatoes and cheese eaters. Therefore it is no surprise that we like the combine them. This is a recipe for, guess what, potatoes with cheese. It’s an incredible easy dish based on four people and takes about 25-30 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 1 kilo potatoes (preferably ‘bintjes’) 500-700 gram young cheese salt…

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Top 5 things to see and do in Utrecht Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

Amsterdam is overrated. At least I, a city-of-Utrecht-lover, thinks so. Therefore I present 5 sights/museums that should convince you to visit this lovely city of mine. Domtoren It’s the trademark of Utrecht: de Domtoren (the Dom tower). You can find this beautiful church in the center of Utrecht, on a square called the Domplein. It…

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Dutch fashion designers Viktor and Rolf Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

I am not sure if Viktor and Rolf are proud to be Dutch, but I do know the Dutch are proud to ‘have’ Viktor and Rolf. For those of you who have no idea who those two icons are: they are a designer duo. Let me tell you a bit more about these extravagant people…

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Recipe Chicken Curry Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

I know, a meal with chicken, curry and rice does not sound that Dutch, because where are the potatoes? But it is and also one of my personal favorites. So let me tell you how to make this meal yourself. There are more difficult ways and easy ways to do it, so I picked a…

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Subsidize your rent Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

One of the perks of living in Holland is that our government, although slow as a snare, is almost always willing to help us (or at least people like me: everything except ‘rich and famous’) out. So here I am, writing from my little-nut-really-mine-apartment, that I can pay thanks to the people from Den Haag…

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Dutch animals Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

When you think about Holland, one of the last things that comes to mind are exotic animals. Sure, we have our cows and sheep, but they (usually) don’t make our hearts pomp with excitement and create “oooh”’s and “aah”’s. Still, once upon a time there were those kind of creatures. Hereby a list of some…

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The Dutch wooden shoe Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

One of the Dutch trademarks is the wooden shoe. Even though they are not a part of our daily outfit anymore (for the most of us anyway), they still play a big part in our history and culture. The eldest wooden shoe ever found dates from 1230 and was found in Nieuwendijk in Amsterdam. It…

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