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Arjen Lubach and Dutch Comedy Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

One of the first times I was able to understand comedy in Dutch, it was with the very popular Dutch show Zondag met Lubach. The combination of interesting topics (usually political), many visual images, repetition of jokes or words and his easy Dutch pronunciation have made his show a breeze to watch. If you haven’t watched it, Zondag…

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Peculiarities of Driving in the Netherlands Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

Driving in the Netherlands is certainly an experience. Having driven both in Mexico and the U.S., I never found the signs to be too different. In the Netherlands, I had a completely different experience. Here are 4 driving experiences that have caught my attention. Kijkersfile You are on the snelweg driving at 130 kph (about…

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Welcome to the Netherlands, Spring! Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

The beginning of Spring 2018 has been quite tumultuous with snow, rain and cold weather! The Dutch saying April doet wat het wilt! has been so true! Fortunately for the warm weather liefhebbers, this coming weekend will be warm and sunny so get your spring gear ready for the following activities! Go see some tulips! Spring in the…

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Top 3 Dutch April Fool’s Jokes 2018! Posted by on Apr 2, 2018

1 april, kikker in je bil! (April 1, frog in your butt!) Every year, on April 1, people play pranks on each other – and 2018 is no different! And it is not just your brother, dad or neighbor that jokes with you, but also companies and news sources! In my opinion, the Dutch have a pretty great…

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Book Review: Mama Tandoori Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

I have to admit that my latest Dutch literature read was selected only because Herman Koch, one of my two favorite Dutch writers up until now, recommended it. When I saw on the cover that he said it was “the funniest and most moving book I have read this year,” I knew I had to…

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