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Going to Space at Age 18 – This Dutch Guy did it Posted by on Jul 27, 2021

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There’s a good chance that you heard about it: The ruimtevlucht (space flight) of Jeff Bezos and three other passagiers (passengers). One of them was 18-year old Dutchman Oliver Daemen, whose father secured him a spot in the bidding process for the ticket. At his young age, it makes him the youngest person in the ruimte ever! What did…

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Welcome to the Netherlands, Spring! Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

The beginning of Spring 2018 has been quite tumultuous with snow, rain and cold weather! The Dutch saying April doet wat het wilt! has been so true! Fortunately for the warm weather liefhebbers, this coming weekend will be warm and sunny so get your spring gear ready for the following activities! Go see some tulips! Spring in the…

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What is a Fietssnelweg? Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

That the Dutch love their bikes is no news. The country is full of bikes – but also bike lanes. The video below nicely shows how the Dutch got the network of bike lanes that they have now. The Dutch continuously strive to make the system faster, more efficient and easier to use, so that…

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A Few Dutch Words You Can’t Go Without Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

Who doesn’t like travelling? I think we all do! And we all want to make a good impression on the natives. A good way to do that is by speaking some of their words! If you are a beginner in Dutch, and you just want to have some short, but important words, then look no…

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Another Weird Island In Dutch Waters – Forteiland Pampus Posted by on Mar 26, 2016

Another weird island in Dutch waters! Previously, I talked about the weird “eye” in the IJsselmeer, the IJsseloog. Now, I have discovered that there is another such a weird island in the Netherlands! It is a weird oval, in the middle of the IJmeer, with a weird grey oval on top of it…  Who made this island…

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4 Phrases and Words When Comparing in Dutch Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

Moving to a new country means that when we experience new things, we can compare them to the place where we lived before. We might compare the weather, the traffic, the food and even the customs of the countries. Here are some useful phrases and words for when we compare in Dutch: groter dan, mooier…

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The G in Groningen is for Gezelligheid Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

On Sunday, Riccardo and I headed to Groningen. Although it was a very short trip, I was very excited to go to the northern most tip of the Netherlands. It took us almost three hours to get there, and we enjoyed a typical Dutch country scenery of bomen, boerderijen, koeien mixed with regen and wolken…

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