Dutch expressions can really be an eye-opener for people unfamiliar with Dutch culture. Dutch life is simple and straightforward. To foreigners this ‘proper’ way to live might come across as boring and stingy. But these seemingly unkind Dutch morals have a background: they have evolved out of the Calvinist history of The Netherlands, where work [...]
A good way to prepare yourself for a holiday to Amsterdam, is to see a film. Thanks to internet, you have the chance to watch some Dutch films, films about Amsterdam or movies set in Amsterdam.
Dutch films are famous for exposing a lot of nude. A minimum of explicit sex scenes are a must. [...]
Dutch conversation is hard to teach yourself when you have no-one to talk or listen to. But you still want to impress some attractive Dutch girls when visiting Amsterdam with some fancy phrases in the Dutch language? Here’s is a short conversation with Dutch to English phrases for you to study. Below you find the [...]
Always wondered what traditional Dutch music sounds like? Many of the traditional music from Holland comes from the Amsterdam Jordaan quarter. In the 20th century the Jordaan was an impoverished neighbourhood. Here, the working class lived with large families in small houses, while unemployment and social unrest soared. At night, in the local cafés, the [...]
Here’s a list of 10 strange facts about the Dutch language. 1. English is not the 2nd official language of The Netherlands. Although many Dutch people speak English very well (especially young people, people with education, people who like to travel, who work on canalboats, or like to watch American television series), not everybody [...]