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5 odd little things you can find in the Netherlands

As an expat, when you get previous the obvious issues that differ from what you’re used to, you begin to develop a form of sixth sense in the case of detecting unusual stuff that goes on round you… and let me let you know, it’s enjoyable! Here’s a listing of simply 5 bizarre issues I’ve […]

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‘The Other Virus’ spreading through the Frisian capital of Leeuwarden

For the reason that starting of August, Leeuwarden’s resident stadskunstenaar Cote Veragua has been spreading notes of affection and compassion by way of the town she calls dwelling. Alongside together with her intern, Janneke, and a handful of passionate volunteers, Cote hopes that their phrases can join with the 128 completely different nationalities that reside […]

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Wait up: are Dutch clogs coming back into fashion?

Sure, you learn that proper! Dutch clogs are all the craze proper now within the trend world however they aren’t the large, clunky sneakers we have now come to know (and love?).  Say doei doei to the slip-on Crocs and slippers of your quarantine days as a result of Dutch clogs are again in fashion.  […]

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Why all drugs should be decriminalised in the Netherlands

Whereas medicine resembling hashish are decriminalised within the Netherlands, in the case of coverage surrounding laborious medicine, the Dutch appear to have taken a web page out of the US’ e book. On this article, we look at why all medicine ought to be decriminalised. Dutch social liberal get together D66 (Democrats 66) thinks the […]

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14 downright stingy things Dutch people do

As lovable because the Dutch are, it’s no secret that they’re stingy as heck. Providing to carpool to work after which sending you a invoice, not just for gasoline (truthful) but additionally asking you to chip in on yearly upkeep prices — say what!  Dutchies actually push the boundaries on what is taken into account […]

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The 11 most beautiful libraries in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a formidable assortment of (public) libraries the place you’ll find uncommon books, artworks, and numerous collections of objects that inform the tales of various cities, their origins, and their inhabitants. They’re additionally a paradise the place bookworms come to peruse and congregate — and the Netherlands is dwelling to some actual architectural […]

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How the pandemic pushed sex workers into the shadows

In terms of progressive attitudes round intercourse, Amsterdam shines because the forerunner of tolerance and delight. Since 1999, the Netherlands has held bragging rights for being the primary nation to legalise prostitution as intercourse work and regulate the intercourse business with native authorities. Amsterdam’s Crimson Mild District, also referred to as De Wallen, has a […]

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How do the Dutch feel about climate change?

Wind generators to make sure clear vitality? Positive, however not in our yard. Driving electrical vehicles? Yeah… perhaps not. What are the Dutchies’ attitudes in regards to the altering local weather?  A 2020 survey carried out amongst 3,700 Duch individuals by Statistics Netherlands reveals that whereas individuals of the lowlands acknowledge the specter of local […]

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It takes a village: Dutch community initiative helps raise children

Since corona hit our shores, I turned painfully conscious of our small expatriate household’s isolation, with out prolonged household or life-long associates to bodily depend on. The fact verify was that irrespective of how stable our household is, life can unexpectedly pile stress onto any household, testing relationships and psychological well-being. Whereas there was one […]

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Book swapping in the Netherlands: how you can read, save money, and recycle

Take a e book, go away a e book! While the “little free library” custom originated within the US, the so-called minibiebs have additionally grown in style within the Netherlands. Right here’s the ins and outs of the lovable sustainable follow. Maybe you have got seen these tiny house-like containers for books in your neighbour’s […]

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