Duizend manieren om ‘dag’ te zeggen

Typical Dutch
Toen ik naar Nederland verhuisde, wilde ik de taal graag goed begrijpen en spreken. In het begin was het natuurlijk moeilijk om vloeiend te spreken…

Typical Dutch: Keeping trees in shape

Typical Dutch
There is a very Dutch way to prune and train the branches…

Typical Dutch: The metal horse

Typical Dutch
I knew the Dutch love their bikes, even before I moved to…

The smart bus

Typical Dutch
The first time I took the bus here in Wageningen, I didn’t…

Typical Dutch: Dutch curtains are always open

Typical Dutch
Dutch people’s curtains are hardly ever drawn, whether it is day or…

Typical Dutch: Bricks but no mortar

Typical Dutch
Why are bricks so commonly used in the Netherlands, I wonder?

Typical Dutch: The Animal Ambulance

Typical Dutch
A huge ambulance for a tiny bird might be seen as a…

Typical Dutch: A tall guy and his big bike

Typical Dutch
Here I am, five-foot-two tiny me, sitting behind this six-foot-four guy on…

Finnish nightmares

Typical Dutch
When it comes to teaching methods, the Dutchies seem to be very…

Typical Dutch: The heavy handshake

Typical Dutch
Dutch smiles are mostly accompanied with a very heavy and serious handshake.