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What do Dutch athletes have in common? Peanut butter! Posted by on Aug 1, 2018

Peanut butter or pindakaas is part of Dutch culture. You put it in your sandwich, you use it as a sauce for your chicken (thank you Indonesia!), and you invoke it in a very used expression: helaas pindakaas. But did you know this delicious peanut treat is also involved in sports? Calvé Pindakaas For over 100 years, Calvé…

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De Olympische Spelen : The Olympic Games Posted by on Feb 28, 2010

The winter Olympics are very important in the Netherlands because it is THE place for the Dutch to show off their favorite olympic sport: speed skating!  As Noortje showed us in a previous post about the Elfstedentocht (link to post on Elfstedentocht) in the Netherlands, the Dutch love skating.  Speed skating is something the Dutch…

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