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What’s a Dutch Zwembad? Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

Ever since I moved away from the Netherlands, there have been things I’ve missed from my home country. Not only foods, like stroopwafels and good patat, but also places to go and see. This morning, I really felt like going to a zwembad (public pool, also refers to just a “pool”). Unlike in the United States, when the Dutch…

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Maarten van der Weijden Swam 3 Days Straight For Cancer Research Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30 pm. Maarten van der Weijden jumps into water in Leeuwarden. With a steady borstcrawl (front crawl), he makes it in the evening to Sneek, the first stop of the eleven cities he is going to get to. Wait, eleven cities? What was this guy up to? Let’s find out. Swimming the…

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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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