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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. ...
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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...
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Dutch Pea Soup (Erwtensoep)

Snert, snert, snnneerrrtt. The more you say it, the less likely you are to want to eat it. But trust me, although this short little word may sound inedible, its namesake is certainly not! Snert (also know as E...
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No.66: Happy Dutch babies

We've mentioned before that the Dutch are a generally happy bunch. Apparently the weather, the directness of their compatriots, and even the food - doesn't  get them down!  Dutch women and Dutch children consis...
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No. 65: Social Policing

It was one of those days. I was suppose to be catching an international flight in less than 2 hours. The taxi I had ordered was no where to be found but that was the least of my worries as I flew around my apar...
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Stuff Dutch People Like – The Book!

We are thrilled to announce that our second edition of Stuff Dutch People Like - the book, is hot off the press!  With more content, more graphics and more fun, it is sure to not disappoint!  More importantly,...
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No. 62: not queuing

I’ve done something I never dreamed I would do, something I’ve grumbled and blogged about. I learnt my lesson on “never say never in this country, but as these innocuous sounding words slipped out of my lips, I...
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No. 61: Football (& the World Cup)

You cannot possibly have a blog discussing stuff that the Dutch like and not have freakin' FOOTBALL on the list! It's a good time to be in the Netherlands: the sun is shinning, everyone seems to be on some sor...
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No. 60: Equal rights for dogs

Life is good for 'man’s best friend' in the lowlands. In fact, Dutch dogs lead an extraordinarily charmed life, enjoying rights, privileges and luxuries not normally afforded to their furry friends across the A...