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Practicing Dutch from Home Posted by on Apr 8, 2020

Next week, those of us living in the Netherlands and Belgium will reach the 1 month mark of social distancing. Although Belgium and the Netherlands have taken different approaches, the idea of limiting social interaction to flatten the curve is at the core of each strategy. For those of us learning a language, social distancing…

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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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Tourism for iedereen at the Keukenhof Posted by on May 20, 2011

Last week I went to a place in the Netherlands where most Dutch people have never set foot:  the Keukenhof, a huge, heavily landscaped flower park outside of Amsterdam.  At the entrance, a Dutch flag hangs alongside a German one, and inside the last thing you are likely to hear is the sing-songy tones of…

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