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Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for the Netherlands Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Although Valentine’s Day isn’t as big in the Netherlands as it is in the U.S., every year, there are more and more activities to celebrate. Whether this is because of the diverse expat community or because the Dutch are just simply catching on to this, the truth is that Valentine’s Day is making an appearance…

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Back to Basics: Comparing Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

On a previous post, I wrote about the incorrect uses of als and how dan is the correct word to use when pointing out differences in a comparison. On this post, I would like to expand on comparisons and the correct words to use. dan The following song by Tim Immers is a good point to begin…

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How to Say “I Love You” in Dutch Posted by on Feb 14, 2012

teddy bear with heart

Ah, Valentine’s Day (Valentijnsdag). That day of the year that means so many different things to different people. Whether you love it or hate it, it is a good day to talk a bit about love in the Dutch language. A really good post about the topic is an earlier post entitled, Words of Love…

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Words of Love : How to Say I Love You in Dutch Posted by on Feb 13, 2010

I don’t think Valentine’s Day (Valentijnsdag) is traditionally a big deal in the Netherlands, but since we live in a world that has close contact with other cultures via the media, internet, television, etc., it’s not uncommon to do something small and special for your loved one here too. Although Dutch may not be known…

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