‘Getting a fresh nose’

Christmas time is over and in a few days we make ourselves ready for New Years Eve. Whether you are spending the holidays back home with your family, with your new international friends here in Utrecht or with a Dutch family through the ESN Host Family Project, these times may feel like a rollercoaster. We... Continue Reading →

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Christmas in Dutchie land

It might sound funny to you, but when I was little I was never too excited over the Christmas days (yes, that's plural; the Dutch celebrate first and second day of Christmas on the 25th and 26nd). Like many other Dutch families mine celebrated Sinterklaas with gifts, and opted not to do any gifts for... Continue Reading →

Dutch doughnuts

You’ve probably seen them already in the past couple of week; mobile stalls which sell all kinds of deep fried deliciousness, or ‘oliebollen’ as Dutchies call it. Buy some of these if you haven’t tried them yet. Or, if you want to impress your friends, make them yourself with New Years Eve! Ingredients: - one... Continue Reading →

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