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The preferred dishes of the Dutch rich and famous

Ever wondered what Queen Máxima’s favourite meal is? Curious as to what makes Dutch folk singer, Frans Bauer, lick his lips in anticipation? Or perhaps you’d like to know what … Continue reading

13/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Top 10 most popular Dutch tile sayings

Several decades ago, Dutch tegelspreuken (tiles displaying famous Dutch proverbs and sayings) were the epitome of bad taste. However, that has now changed and these fun wall decorations are currently … Continue reading

08/05/2015 · 1 Comment

‘Koningsontbijt’ in the Netherlands – a right royal breakfast in honour of King’s Day!

On 24th April Dutch children up and down the country will once again take part in the ‘Koningsspelen’ (The King’s Games) – a colourful sporting event for all primary school … Continue reading

17/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about the Dutch national anthem

The majority of Dutch people are at least familiar with the melody of ‘Het Wilhelmus’ – the Dutch national anthem. However, whilst most can sing the first few words, many … Continue reading

10/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Seeing Abraham and Sarah – the origins of a uniquely Dutch tradition!

In the Netherlands turning fifty is considered an extremely special occasion and one that’s typically marked with the installation of a large life-size doll (of an elderly man or woman) in … Continue reading

03/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Top 11 Dutch universities

Everyone’s heard of world famous universities, such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and Princeton. However, if you’re hoping to study at one of these top academic institutions you’ll not only require … Continue reading

13/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Top 5 most famous Dutch people

Many Dutch living abroad become somewhat out of touch with who’s “hot & happening” in the Netherlands. But, who can blame them when most BN-ers (short for “Bekende Nederlanders”, which … Continue reading

06/02/2015 · Leave a comment