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Is it Holland, the Netherlands, or the Dutch?

If you’re wondering what exactly the differences are between “Holland”, “The Netherlands”, and “Dutch” then you’ve come to the right place. A common misconception is that Holland is another name for the entire Netherlands, however, it is actually just a part of the entire country. To be fair, it can get a bit confusing and…

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The 5 Quirkiest Museums in the Netherlands

Have you ever stumbled upon a life-size replica of a microbe? Do you know how an early-modern era jukebox works? Can you tell what Gerrit Rietveld’s favorite armchair looks like?

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5 Castles You Must Visit in the Netherlands

Once the bustling centre of social life, castles have since transformed from the most-coveted places to get into to the refurbished backdrops of film shoots. On a visit, you might catch sight of busy film crews, partake in highly-informative exhibitions, or explore vast pieces of land devoted to preserving centuries-old horticultural practices.

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Good Guy Netherlands

In 2005, UK policy advisor Simon Anholt launched a large-scale study examining the way individuals perceive other countries. In many cases, countries depend on their image, and sometimes to a great degree. It is the way they are perceived by the world, which grants certain status, provides access to information, more advanced technology, better business…

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4 Good Tips for Assimilating to Dutch Culture

As an expat, moving to a new country usually means learning a new culture and way of life.  The further you move from your home country, the more different that way of life can be. In this article, we go over 4 tips for assimilating into the Dutch culture. Good luck! Learn the language Whichever…

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Dutch Flags & Coat of Arms

The national flag of The Netherlands is one of the most recognizable in the world. Its three horizontal stripes in the tricolor

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Fierljeppen: Traditional Dutch Pole Jumping

Fierljeppen, (pronounced fier‧ljep‧pen), sometimes referred to as polsstokverspringen in German-speaking East Frisia is a favorite sport of The Netherlands’ North Western Friesland province.  Roughly translated to the self-explanatory “far-leaping” (originally: elegant jumping), its object is to run toward a body of water with an 8 – 13 (13,25 maximum) meter long pole (polsstok), jump over…