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Euro 2020: Oranje is Out :-( Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

Nederland is eruit! After a teleurstellende avond (disappointing evening) from the Nederlands elftal (Dutch national team), the Czechs continue and the Dutch are out of the Euro football championship. Here’s a little summary of the game in Dutch with an English translation, and some reactions from the Netherlands of the game. All posts in this series Euro 2020: Oranje…

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Euro 2020: How Brussels lost their spot to host the games Posted by on Jun 22, 2021

Brussels Eurostadion

With Euro 2020 being hosted all over Europe, many countries tried to find ways to get some games hosted in their country – including Belgium. The Eurostadion (Eurostadium) was supposed to be Belgium’s point of pride in the European Cup. But yeah, it was supposed to be… What happened, and how did it go from…

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Euro 2020: Oranje is Back! Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

Oranje Back Euro 2020

Oranje is back! After missing out on the EK 2016 and the WK 2018, the Dutch national football team qualified again for a big championship. Yesterday they played their first game of the tournament. What happened? To celebrate this, and to celebrate the 60th birthday of the European Football championship, we’ll do a series of…

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Amsterdam ArenA – Largest Venue With Roof in Europe! Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

I visited the Amsterdam ArenA last week, and joined a guided tour. It is the stadium of the Dutch Eredivisie (“Honor Division”, the Dutch Football Premier League) club AFC Ajax. But it is more than that – much more. What? Read on… The largest stadion of the Netherlands The Amsterdam ArenA seats more than 53,000 people, making it the largest stadion (stadium) of…

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World Cup 2010: The Aftermath Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

For the Dutch, this summer was an emotional roller coaster – and we are not a people accustomed to a high emotional pitch.  While the world watched, the Dutch national team ascended to its first World Cup final since 1978.  In the weeks leading up to the final match in South Africa, voetbal pundits made…

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Supporting Oranje in the World Cup with Beesies Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

A few weeks ago I found my preferred method of supporting the Dutch national football team.  For every 10..15? euros you purchase at the Albert Heijn you get this little thing they call a beesie.  A beestje is a tiny creature or a beasty.  Albert Heijn came up with these little fuzzy creatures and called…

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Dutch Football Songs about Oranje Posted by on Jun 28, 2010

As we all know, it is football season and oranjegekte (a strange disorder characterized by the inability to wear any color other than orange and a compulsive need to hang orange flags from every place possible) has descended on the country.  What you might not know, though probably do, is how important singing is.  If…

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