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Curious Words in Dutch 7: Uitprinten Posted by on Feb 11, 2021

Have you heard people say “to print out” and thought to yourself, that doesn’t sound right? Imagine the strangeness when “print” isn’t even a word native to your language. Welcome to the curiosity of the Dutch word “uitprinten”. Previous posts in this series: Curious Words In Dutch Uitprinten! Or… Printen? A word that is made up of…

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Sinterklaas is back! 3 Things You Gotta Know Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

Sinterklaas is weer in het land! On December 5, Sinterklaas brings them presents with his pieten. He arrives around a month before the feest (celebration), actually. Who? What? Why? Just read on – all you need to know about Sinterklaas right here! 1. Sinterklaas is Dutch children’s Christmas Sinterklaas is in many ways like Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas…

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What do you think? The Stiltecoupé Posted by on May 2, 2016

In most Intercity’s (intercity train – high speed trains) of Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) (Dutch Railways – NS, the main railway company), you will find a stiltecoupé (silence train compartment), in which you are not allowed to talk. Intended for people that want to travel in silence, because they read a book, need to focus on some work, want to do a…

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Follow Up: 4 Things I Dislike about the Netherlands Posted by on Mar 3, 2016

Last week I wrote about 4 things I disliked about the Netherlands, and I must say I was quite happy with the number and the variety of the comments the post received. Several of you included things you dislike about the Netherlands that I didn’t write about so I would like to compile everyone’s comments…

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