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Honking in the Netherlands? I Don’t Think So Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Those of us who have lived in a big city know very well that one annoying sound – honking! The disproven theory is that if you honk, traffic will magically move! However, in the Netherlands, honking is rare. What are the reasons behind the lovely silence that envelopes everyone while driving? Verkeersregels There are two…

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The Dutch Version of the TV Show Cops Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Have you seen the American show Cops? The show with one police chase on the highway with the song “Bad Boys” in the background. “Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what you gonna do when they come for you?” I recently discovered a Dutch TV show that (sort of) resembles the American Cops…

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The Investigation of Nicky Verstappen’s Death Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

Yesterday morning, Dutch police announced the discovery of the┬áverdachte or prime suspect in Nicky Verstappen’s death. After years of investigation, police finally matched the DNA on the body of Nicky to that of Jos Brech. Although the investigation had recently been mentioned in the news, the crime goes back 10 years which is why it…

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The Perks of Pets in the Netherlands Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

Since I moved to the Netherlands, I have enjoyed the freedom pet owners have to take their loving furry friends to stores and restaurants. Other than the grocery store, dogs accompany their owners to the market and the terraces, enjoying the sunny days and people-watching. Everyday dozens of people walk by my home with a…

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