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Recipe: The Oldest Dish in the Netherlands Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

I have lived in the southern-most region of the Netherlands for 6 years now, and I must say that there is one thing I absolutely love about it: zuurvlees! Zuurvlees literally translates to “sour beef,” but it isn’t as bad as the translation would have you believe. In this post, I will tell you a bit of…

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Dutch Limburg Celebrates 75 years of Liberation Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

Belgium and the southern provinces of the Netherlands are celebrating 75 years of Liberation. In Dutch Limburg, there have been events in several towns and cities celebrating on the exact day they were liberated with parades, concerts and more. Geschiedenis On May 10th, 1940, despite staying neutral in the war, the Netherlands was invaded by…

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Words of Shock and Surprise in Dutch! Posted by on Feb 27, 2019

English speakers tend to express shock and surprise with phrases such as Oh my God! or WOW! And while it is perfectly okay to use these in Dutch (because the trend with native Dutch speakers is to add some English words here and there), there are perfectly good words and phrases in Dutch you can…

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Dutch Cyclists and Tom Dumoulin Posted by on May 31, 2017

Anyone who has visited the Netherlands knows that the Dutch are the masters of cycling. Regardless of the weather, the Dutch can cycle, hold their umbrella, drink a smoothie and share this on Snapchat all at the same time. During this year’s Giro d’Italia, Tom Dumoulin proved just how good Dutch cyclists are. Tom Dumoulin…

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Birthday Songs and Pie Posted by on Dec 14, 2016

In the past years of living in the Netherlands, I have been intrigued by the birthday traditions. These are slightly different than what I had lived in the U.S. and in Mexico, but are gezellig none the less. Here are a few facts about celebrating your birthday in Dutch! Birthday songs Lang zal ze leven Lang…

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Learning Limburg Dialect Posted by on Nov 16, 2016

Limburg is the southern most region of the Netherlands that borders with Germany and Belgium. It has slightly over one million people and ranks 6th in population size in the country. During the past three years that I’ve lived in Limburg, I’ve learned that it is a region set apart from the rest of the…

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Dutch Winter Food: Balkenbrij Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

The cold has finally settled in the Netherlands and the trees are starting to turn into beautiful shades of orange, brown and red. With the change in season, comes a change in food. The first fall/winter dish I would like to write about is balkenbrij. Balkenbrij or Kroeboet as it is called in Limburg, is…

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