Category Archives: Funny Dutch Things

My First Sinterklaas

Today is Sinterklaas. Happy Sinterklaas everyone! What is Sinterklaas, you ask? Well, it is one of the most beloved Dutch holidays, and it’s full of tradition. Most people outside of the Netherlands have never heard of the phenomenon, and assume … Continue reading

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The curious case of Baarle-Hertog

Several weeks ago, Michiel stumbled on a great new map website, called OpenStreetMap. It’s a free, editable map of the whole world. Though it doesn’t have a ‘satellite view’ like Google Maps, the quality is far superior in my opinion. … Continue reading

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A party in the name of pancakes

Michiel and I recently held a dinner party at our apartment. Not just any dinner party, it was a pancake party. That’s right, pancakes for dinner. But these weren’t ordinary pancakes. Or at least, as I know them to be. … Continue reading

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Baking in the Netherlands

After living here for over half of a year, I’ve come to the conclusion that most Dutch people are not really all that into baking. I’m sure there’s got to be a few that are, but I don’t really think … Continue reading

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“Funny Dutch Things” #1

Over the last -almost- 2 months that I’ve been here, occasionally I see a product or advertisement that gives me a giggle. Whether its a sign, store name or a brand, it seems that there are some Dutch words that … Continue reading

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