sinterklaas

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....
stroopwafels

No. 48: Stroopwafels

You can’t visit/live in The Netherlands for long without stumbling across the famous stroopwafel. It sounds fairly medieval, but in reality it is a modern day tasty treat. Stroopwafels are made from two very...
tulips

No. 9: Tulips

Ahhh....the tulip. An iconic symbol of Holland -only to be topped by the windmill or the clog. You certainly can't get more Dutch than the tulip. Or can you? ;) I will let you in on a little secret. The...
baby

No.15: Natural birth

There is no denying that Dutch people like to do things the natural way, the “real way” and the “normal” way. In fact, I would say the majority of them are downright obsessed with making sure their...
lekker

No. 12: Lekker

If you've lived, toured, visited, or really spent any amount of time in the lowlands and you haven't heard this word...well, then I'd suggest you get your ears checked - and quick! This seemingly innocent word...
Piet

No.16: Zwarte Piet

You know it's that time of the year again in Holland, when you are greeted by some Dutch person on the street, whose face is painted completely black and is sporting an afro wig, bright red lips and a...
orange

No.7: Orange

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Dutch people like love the colour orange.  Yes, the love of orange is alive and kicking in the Netherlands. You can even eat orange sprinkles on your toast! But why orange, you...
drop

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...