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Keukenhof – a blooming good time

We are going cuckoo for Keukenhof, mainly because seeing 7 million bulbs burst into bloom and put on a hell of a show is our thing! If you think that having your mind blown by the power of flowers might be your...

The magic of Giethoorn

If there is ever an antidote to the noise and bustle of life in a busy city like Amsterdam, it is the beautiful village of Giethoorn. This tiny, peaceful place has very few roads, even fewer cars and is a clust...
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The Dutch Love Swearing in English

Any person, any place, any context The Dutch delight in swearing in English and they do so unembarrassed – and often with inaccuracy. “What a shitty weather!” exclaimed the prim mother of my six-year-old’s bes...
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Where are your kids?!

We all know that women are tired of being quizzed on their procreational plans. Tired of the useless questions and "well-meaning" opinions. Yes, don’t go there. Before I became a mom, I was seriously skilled at...
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8 quirky Dutch inventions

The Dutch are a smart, practical bunch and have been at the forefront of some pretty life changing inventions. There are some famous Dutch inventions that you probably already know about - the microscope, the t...
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Dutch Chocolate Letters

If there was ever a time of year to change your name from Ilka to Wilka, it’s before the fifth of December in the Netherlands, when Sinterklaas brings presents to children. Why would you want to change your nam...