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The Top Dutch Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

2017 has been a great year for learning Dutch! The blog posts from this year covered a diverse range of topics some of which sparked great conversations! The most popular posts for this year are the following: Pronouncing the R in Dutch Pronouncing the R when speaking Dutch is a challenge. On this post, Jake…

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Chocoladeletters – Letters of Chocolate for Sinterklaas! Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

‘T heerlijk avondje is gekomen (The wonderful evening has come)! It is December 5, the day on which Sinterklaas and his helpers, the Pieten distribute the presents they wrapped for all the Dutch. But there is more than just gifts: A lot of snoepgoed (sweets)! Today, we will look at a particular one: Chocoladeletters (Chocolate letters). Bread Letters Nowadays, these yummy…

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Ordering Food in Dutch Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

So last week, I discussed how to order drinks in Dutch. Let’s talk about ordering food today! Dietary preferences The first thing to consider is of course what your dietary preferences are. But what are those? Biologisch – biological, or organic food. Vegan / veganistisch – vegan food (you pronounce vegan the same as in English, by the way!)…

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Magical Christmas Markets in the Netherlands Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

December is here and the Netherlands is in full swing of winter / Christmas activities. There are many places to go and things to eat so get your winter jacket ready to hit the town! Kerstmarkten  Many cities and towns have begun setting up their Kerstmarkten. Greatly influenced by the German Christmas markets, Dutch markets…

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This Dutch Treat is Racist Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

At least, so they say! Today, I have a rather controversial post for you. It is about “chocolate-coated marshmallow treats”, as Wikipedia likes to call them. I am talking about these things: Negerzoen and its origins What is controversial about them? In the Netherlands and Germany, they are known as Negerzoenen or Negerküsse, which literally translates to “Nigger Kisses”…

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The First Asparagus Picking NK Posted by on May 29, 2016

Yesterday, the first Nederlands Kampioenschap (NK) (Dutch Championship) asperges steken (picking asparagus). Deelnemers (participants) from the twelve Dutch provinces competed on the aspergekwekerij (asparagus farm) Boereblij in Blaricum, province Noord-Holland (North Holland). Last year, we covered the first NK tegenwindfietsen. The Dutch like to invent creative championships to compete against each other!  Het Kampioenschap The deelnemers…

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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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