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Learn Dutch : Popular Dutch Newspapers Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

I find myself saying this a lot on this blog: you must, Must MUST get access to actual spoken and written Dutch if you want to take your Dutch language skills to the next level.  I can’t emphasize this enough.  I know that a lot of you might find this hard, especially if you live…

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Annie M.G. Schmidt and the Adults Posted by on Mar 26, 2010

We covered Annie M.G. Schmidt’s work for kids and teenagers, which leaves one group missing: what did Annie M.G. Schmidt write for adults? Although I kept this topic until last, Schmidt actually started out with writing for the adults. In 1938 she got herself out there by writing two poems that were both published in…

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Geert Mak : A Short History about Amsterdam Posted by on Feb 21, 2010

Geert Mak is a Dutch author and historian who writes mostly about the history of the Netherlands, though has also written quite extensively on European history.  One of the reasons I really like Geert Mak as an author is that his use of language is superb.  His writing is thoughtful and also thought provoking. …

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