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Book Review: A Letter for the King Posted by on Aug 8, 2018

We still have a few more weeks of summer and you might be looking for a great Dutch read for your vacation or stay-cation! The latest book I read, The Letter for the King, by Tonke Dragt is an excellent option for these warm summer days. It has everything you might be looking for to keep you…

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A Beach Celebrates Itself: Scheveningen is 200 years old! Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

Something special is going on this zomer (summer): It is ongelooflijk heet (incredibly hot)! So everybody wants just one, simple thing: Afkoeling! (cooling down!). The Dutch search it in the cool water of the Noordzee (North Sea), and many at the strand van Scheveningen (beach of Scheveningen). Apart from the heat, something else is special: The Scheveningen beach turned 200 years old in 2018! Sinds 1818…

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What do Dutch athletes have in common? Peanut butter! Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

Peanut butter or pindakaas is part of Dutch culture. You put it in your sandwich, you use it as a sauce for your chicken (thank you Indonesia!), and you invoke it in a very used expression: helaas pindakaas. But did you know this delicious peanut treat is also involved in sports? Calvé Pindakaas For over 100 years, Calvé…

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What Is A Dutch Auction? Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

Back with our series on “Dutch”-terms, we are looking at another economic term, like the “Dutch disease” post last time. Today, we will look at the Dutch Auction – what is it about? Let’s find out. Check out other “Dutch”-terms posts here. Auctioning it the Dutch way We have all seen auctions like the one…

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The Dutch Heatwave of 2018 Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

This summer has been quite bizar for the Netherlands. Temperatures have been unusually high surpassing 30 degrees Celcius or about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Code oranje has been implemented around the country due to the hittegolf and measures are being taken to ensure the safety of everyone. Below is a list of some of these safety measures. But first,…

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