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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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...
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Stuff Dutch People Eat

We are thrilled to announce that our new cookbook, Stuff Dutch People Eat, is hot off the press (and just in time for all your Sinterklaas and Christmas gift-giving needs)! From the best-selling Stuff Dutch Pe...
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Dutch mermaids spotted

 The first mermaid school for adults has opened in the Netherlands in Zeist, we kid you not. For all you wanna-be mermaids and mermen out there, if you’ve been harbouring a secret desire to grow a tail and chan...