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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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The Dutch Version of the Correspondents’ Dinner Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

Last Wednesday, February 10, the Dutch press held their version of the US Correspondents’ Dinner at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The idea is to copy the Correspondents’ Dinner and have the “President” of the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, make fun of himself, his fellow politicians and the press. So comparing to President…

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The Joke’s on You: How to Make Funnies in Dutch Posted by on May 9, 2014

They may have a reputation for being conservative and straight-laced, but the Dutch like to laugh just as much as anyone else. Lachen is het beste medicijn, as they say. Here are some jokes you can tickle your Dutch friends’ funny bones with. Let the laughter (or eye rolling) begin! Advocaat tijdens een rechtszitting: ‘Tenslotte…

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Dutch Language Book Review: Taal Is Zeg Maar Echt Mijn Ding Posted by on Jun 16, 2010

Taal Is Zeg Maar Echt Mijn Ding, door Paulien Cornelisse Paulien Cornelisse is a Dutch cabaret comedienne and author who writes and performs about the modern use of the Dutch language.  She wrote this absolutely hilarious book, “Taal is Zeg Maar Echt Mijn Ding,” and I just have to tell you all about it. The…

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