What to do on Valentine’s Day?

Some love it, some hate it, but it’s hard to ignore; on Sunday February 14th, it’s Valentine’s Day. In the year 496 Pope Gelasius I declared this date to be the day of Saint Valentine, but in the Netherlands it wasn’t celebrated until the nineties (if you want to read all about celebrating Valentine's Day... Continue Reading →

The stages of culture shock

Culture shock - it was probably one of the first things your teachers talked about when you arrived in the country where you will spend your semester abroad. It has four different stages, all with a accompanying mood; the honeymoon stage, just after you arrive, where everything is awesome; the stage of withdrawal, where you... 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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