How to cook the real Dutch Boerenkool stamppot

By Anna de Haan, Writer Have you heard about or perhaps already tried the typical winter dish Boerenkool but you have no idea on how to cook it at home? ESN has the secret recipe to cook the old-Dutch Boerenkool that will get you through the cold winter months! The other good news? It’s not... Continue Reading →

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 →

Go Review Your Classes

By Anca Negulescu, Writer How do you pick a restaurant when traveling? Do you seek to learn what other employees - former or current - think of the position when searching for a new job? How do you choose between two similar products before placing an order? All these decisions likely have something in common:... Continue Reading →

Cycling Tips

By Emmi Beuger, Editor in Chief Many students coming to study in the Netherlands have little experience with cycling, or at least cycling as much as Dutch people do! My hometown was too hilly for cycling, so I did not cycle at all before coming here. In my couple months, I have become hooked on... Continue Reading →

King’s Day: An International Perspective

    “You must experience King’s day!” – September, Orientation day, Dutch Culture speech. Before the Birthday-yay From the moment I had arrived here I was informed of this strange, energetic and orange day. I saw photographs taken in the streets of the Netherlands blanketed with people dressed in orange, the canals dotted with their... Continue Reading →

My first steps in learning Dutch

Living in the Netherlands has its advantages; the majority of the population speaking English at a high level is definitely one of them! However, even if you spend 95% of your time speaking English because you’re surrounded by internationals and well-spoken Dutchies, there are several reasons why you should learn the language. If you’re considering... Continue Reading →

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