Old Saws of the Dutchies

By Elif Özer, Writer Idioms are stereotyped phrases. When idioms are translated into their dictionary meaning, the words have different meaning than the old saw (the saying and its wisdom). Even if we use idioms in daily life without even thinking about them, these can have funny meanings and stories in them. Learning idioms in... Continue Reading →


10 Dutch sayings that don’t mean anything to you, but help you impress your Dutch friends!

Whenever you’re in a new country, it is nice to fit in with the locals. We the Dutch appreciate any effort internationals make when internationals they try to fit in. But sometimes that can be hard and you don’t know where to begin. Don't worry! I am here to help! The Dutch have a love/hate... Continue Reading →

An Ode to Johan Cruijff

You have probably heard the news of the passing of Johan Cruijff a few weeks ago, (one of) the biggest football player(s) the Netherlands have ever brought forth. Our Premier, Mark Rutte, said that Cruijff connected the Netherlands to the rest of the world: he was more important for our international reputation than even Rembrandt... Continue Reading →

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