Old Saws of the Dutchies

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 a new country can... Continue Reading →

Three must read Dutch books translated in English

During this cold winter time you sometimes want to stay at home, lay in bed and watch  series on Netflix. But what do you do when you have watched all episodes of your favorite series? You can start reading a book of a Dutch writer translated in English! Here’s our pick of four great Dutch... Continue Reading →

The Utmost Importance: Football

By Jelle de Korte The Dutch care a great deal about certain things. We love democracy, tolerance, bicycles and cheese but most of all: we love football. Not the crazy hand-egg game in the United States. I am talking about REAL football! Not soccer. Football! If you want to understand Dutch culture to its core... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Traditional Dutch Pancakes

Have you already tried the Dutch pancake? This whole-pan size pancake is much thinner than the traditional American pancakes (but not as thin as the French crepes) and tastes amazing! You can use both sweet and savory toppings to make your Dutch pancakes even more delicious. Buy the following cheap ingredients for the batter (2-3... Continue Reading →

Mysteries of Utrecht #3: The Wharf cellars

We all know Utrecht is ridiculously pretty. We gaze upon its beauty every single day. At a certain point you just get spoiled by the gorgeous canals and the beautiful houses. The world recognizes Utrecht by its canals. In 2015, the Australian website News.com.au said Utrecht has the most beautiful canals in the world. Utrecht... Continue Reading →

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