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What’s That Bulge On The Dutch Coastline? Posted by on Apr 26, 2021

Maasvlakte Netherlands Map Haven Port of Rotterdam

When you look at the coastline of the Netherlands, it’s remarkable how smooth it is. Shaped by the sea, there are no jagged, rocky shores or edges. Except… Just above Zeeland, there’s a bulge. What’s that? Is it natural? Or another handmade piece of land? For other posts in the series Strange Places in the…

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The first Stock Exchange – the VOC Posted by on Dec 21, 2016

The Netherlands can boast of many firsts in history that have changed the way we live and interact. One of these was right at the early stages of the country’s independence from Spain: the first stock exchange or the aandelenmarkt. First, a little history In the 1500s, Portugal was the leader of trade with the…

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The Dutch Ui Posted by on Oct 20, 2015

When you hear the Dutch “ui”, you might think about the sound that some words have, such as buis, huis, or sluizen. This post is about something else, however. If you want to know more about the sound, you can find a great post on this by my dear colleague Karoly. Other than the “ui” sound, ui itself also means something…

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