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What Food The Dutch Take On Holiday Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

It’s vakantietijd (holiday time)! Time to get your Caravan (caravan, trailer), get your vakantiekaas (holiday cheese) and off you go to Southern France. But what do you take with you? Ik ga op reis en ik neem mee… You know about traffic games. In the Netherlands, we usually do them in files (traffic jams), and…

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4 Things To Know About Maastricht Carnival! Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

1. The Vastelaovendsleedsje 2016 Every year, a Vastelaovendsleedsje (“Carnival song” in the Maastricht dialect) is chosen. This year, it is Confetti by the carnival band de Zes Köp (“The six heads” in the dialect). However, it is not played much during Carnival! Just today, while walking around  a few hours through Maastricht, I heard one song many times over: De Körk by Fabrizio: The text…

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Language Listening Lesson – Het Verhaal van Mark Posted by on May 17, 2014

Summer is slowly approaching. However, these past two weeks have been rainy, very windy, cold… Nothing you would expect from a great summer! So while we are reviving the cold winter months with blankets and hot chocolates, why also not some cozy Dutch? Let’s start off with the first Triple L! (Language Listening Lesson) The following story…

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