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Despite the Lack of Cold Weather this Winter, the Netherlands is Frozen Posted by on Jan 31, 2014

The Netherlands may be experiencing its warmest winter in, like, forever, but there’s no denying that a cold front has swept through the country. I’m talking, of course, about Disney’s 2013 feature animation, FROZEN. The film opened in the Netherlands on December 11, 2013, and drew in a crowd of 414,000 on tweede kerstdag (second…

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Trees heeft een Candadees Posted by on Jun 19, 2013

The Netherlands was liberated in 1945. As you can imagine, after years of oppression, there was much dancing and partying and celebration. And it’s in these sorts of circumstances that boys meet girls. Young, foreign men in uniform swept Dutch girls off their feet and, often, back to Canada, America, or wherever else with them…

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Tens of thousands of Dutchies threaten to leave the country Posted by on Apr 28, 2013

Tens of thousands of Dutch citizens are in an uproar over something so heinous that they’re threatening to leave the country if something is not done about it. What could be so utterly terrible, so unfathomably unjust, so unpatriotic that it would evoke such a strong reaction among the Dutch people? It’s tyranny! No, it’s…

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Famous Dutch Person: Tiësto Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

DJ Tiësto

If you are a fan of the DJing scene, then you no doubt will have heard of DJ Tiësto.  Even if you aren’t into DJing, you may have heard of him. He sounds a bit like this: DJ Tiësto is a DJ and record producer with a passion for electronic dance music.  But did you know…

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’80s Rap for the “Holiday” Season Posted by on Nov 5, 2011

I know I’m on a roll with these nostalgic posts, helping you imagine Holland as it was in the ’80s and early ’90s, but, hey, autumn is the time to be thinking about the past.  Today I want to introduce you, or re-introduce you, as the case may be, to the 1987 hit “Holiday,” by…

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Kip, Paard, Koe – Chicken, Horse, Cow Posted by on Sep 24, 2011

The other day I was doing some work with Radio 538 playing in the background, when a song came on that I hadn’t heard before.  The melody was pretty catchy in one of those “stuck in your head for three hours” type of ways.  It didn’t help that there weren’t too many words in the…

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Dutch Singer: Marco Borsato Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

When I first came to the Netherlands, there was a song on the radio and music channels almost non-stop.  That song, which I will share with you in my next post, was sung by the Dutch singer Marco Borsato. Marco Borsato was born in 1966 in the Dutch city of Alkmaar.  He and his family…

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