Tag Archives: Dutch

Gourmet Party!

In the Netherlands, doing “gourmet” means firing up a mini-grill, putting it in the middle of the table, and everyone gets to cook their own food! It’s really awesome because you can shove a bunch of stuff onto a skewer, … 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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Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) madness in Amsterdam!

Saturday was Queen’s Day in the Netherlands. The place to be is Amsterdam, because it is one massive party. Everyone dresses up in as much orange gear as they possibly can, and takes to the streets with beer in hand … Continue reading

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Visitors from Sweden

This week, my friend Robin and his girlfriend Kristina came to stay with us in Eindhoven! They are both Canadian (Robin is from back home in Toronto and Kristina is from Saskatoon) but in an awesome coincidence they met each … Continue reading

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Metric vs. Imperial? Both. It’s the Canadian way.

“So how tall are you?” This is a question I’ve been asked a couple of times since I’ve been here in Holland. Not because I’m extraordinarily tall here, like I am at home (the Dutch are among the tallest in … Continue reading

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Carnaval Craziness!

Here are some more pictures from my first Carnaval extravaganza! :)

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