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Dutch Idioms 23 – Stealing Animals! Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

Dutch Idioms Stealing Animals

In general, stelen (stealing) isn’t a good thing. In fact, most people would say it’s never right. But this depends on the point of view, of course! The one that steals might feel like they’re justified in their actions – the one that’s being robbed probably feels quite differently about that. Today, let’s look at two Dutch…

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Environmental Projects in Netherlands and Belgium Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

One of the many things I like about living in the Netherlands is the care given to the environment. This care is for a variety of areas of the environment including protected areas, wildlife as well as pets. There are many projects throughout the country that have struck me as echt fantastisch and in this post, I…

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The Perks of Pets in the Netherlands Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

Since I moved to the Netherlands, I have enjoyed the freedom pet owners have to take their loving furry friends to stores and restaurants. Other than the grocery store, dogs accompany their owners to the market and the terraces, enjoying the sunny days and people-watching. Everyday dozens of people walk by my home with a…

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Classic Dutch Films: Bert Haanstra Posted by on Dec 11, 2011

When I asked my father which Dutch filmmakers I should look into, he immediately thought of Bert Haanstra.  “There are some really good ones,” he said, “with no sound.”  I expressed surprise, and my dad made a joke about cheap Dutchmen. But I don’t think it was parsimony that motivated Haanstra’s choices, and in most…

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Dutch Words for Pets Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

Holland is small country, so we don’t have exotic animals like bears and kangaroos as pets. But we absolutely believe that an animal can be a great friend, so some sorts we welcome into our homes. Sometimes even in our beds. Mainly we love everything that is furry, not bigger than the size of a…

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