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No. 52: Cocktail sausages

When I first moved to the Lowlands I remember pondering why the selection at my local grocery store was seemingly so poor. I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly was missing, but the cramped aisles certainly seemed to be … Continue reading

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No.51: Borrels

Dutch people love a good borrel. Or should I rephrase: they love a good excuse for having a borrel. Borrels are quintessentially gezellig; and gezelligheid is, of course, quintessentially Dutch. Confused? Well there’s more: what exactly is an appropriate translation … Continue reading

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No. 18 : Bring your own cake

If you’ve spent any time in a Dutch office you are sure to quickly notice an abundance of confectionery goods. The larger the office, the more often cake will mysteriously appear around the coffee machine. The workings of a generous … Continue reading

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No. 3: Hagelslag

The thing that shocks me most about Dutch people’s peculiar eating habits is Hagelslag. I giggled to myself when seeing a room of adult Dutch business men sipping their milk cartons, I was amazed at the pride Dutch people exhibited … Continue reading

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No. 24: Dairy

Dutch people like milk products, a lot. Even if you know very little about Dutch people or have just arrived in the Netherlands, you will soon observe the Dutch’s predilection for dairy. Need proof of their penchant? Just look at … Continue reading

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No.29 Licorice (drop) Revisited

You may have already read my initial post on how much Dutch people love drop (licorice) but I have recently discovered that Dutch people have yet another licorice-related love: forcing drop onto unsuspecting foreigners. I can only assume it is … Continue reading

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No. 29: Licorice

Stuff Dutch people like: Licorice, or Drop that is for you highly ingeburgerd (integrated) folk! Dutch people love licorice. But not the kind of licorice you are thinking about, not that North American variety of chewy sugary red stick stuff … Continue reading

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