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No. 36: Sinterklaas

You’ve seen the imagery all over town: that old dude with white hair and the big pointed red hat. You know those pesky black-faced fellas he hangs out with. The ones who've whipped pepernoten at your head. You'...
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No. 40: Sinks with only cold water

After many a year living in the lowlands I've made some serious progress in deciphering the Dutch: I've mastered the art (and pronunciation!) of gezelligheid, I've gotten used to the constant presence of Dut...
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No. 2: Gezellig Gezelligheid

How could we possibly expect to make a list of stuff Dutch people like and not include this perplexing little guttural-sounding word at the top of the list! You will quickly learn that Dutch people like love t...
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Crazy Bicycle Lanes From Around The World

We can be quite spoiled in the Netherlands with our wonderful bicycle infrastructure. But for most people around the world, taking your daily bike ride can range from being a hassle to life threatening!  HERE ...
UW1

Naked Man Drives Around Amsterdam In Bumper Car

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just a nearly nude man riding a bumper car along the streets of Amsterdam!  This week, lucky Amsterdam residents were treated to quite the sight: an underwear-clad man wit...
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Amazing Dutch seagull shows love for herring

Watch what happens when a tourist tries to eat a herring "Dutch style" while on vacation in the lovely Dutch town of Scheveningen    Dutch people love their herring! We all know that herring (haring) is one ...
Dutch liberation day

13 Iconic Dutch Liberation Photos

Holland Free Again (Dutch Liberation Postcard, 1945) 1. Dutch people waving at allied planes during liberation of the Netherlands (1945) 2. Allied forces air dropping supplies due to the dire food situati...
Dutch safety

11 Dutch Safety Signs That Are Really Creepy

How do you best inform the public about general safety precautions and the dangers of work place injuries? The Dutch combined two essential cultural traits: Dutch directness and pragmatism, et voila: very creep...
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Queen’s Day through the ages

Until 2014, the national celebration at the end of April has always been known as Queen's Day. Here is a look back at over 100 years of Koninginnedag celebrations! Queen's Day through the ages: From Queen Wilh...
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Dutchie takes canal cleanup into his own hands

Tommy Kleyn, like most Dutch people, rides his bike to work in his home town of Rotterdam. After having to ride past a particularly filthy and garbage-laden stretch on a daily basis, he decided to take action. ...
Dutch spring

12 examples why Dutch spring is one of a kind

The Netherlands is a beautiful country and especially so during spring! From blooming tulip fields, boat rides and nice cafés, to hanging out with friends along the canals: Dutch spring is truly gezellig! Below...