8 Customs Only The Dutch Will Understand

As with all nationalities, the Dutch are not without their idiosyncrasies, and observe certain customs that may throw foreigners slightly off balance. To help travellers acclimatise to the Dutch way of life, the Culture Trip has rounded up the following list of peculiar customs that seem completely normal inside the Netherlands. Using Diseases as Curse […]

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The Dutch Caribbean in Pictures: 15 Beautiful Places to Photograph

With white-sand beaches, warm turquoise water, and amazing diving and snorkeling in pristine coral reefs just offshore, the five islands still collectively referred to as the Dutch Caribbean (or the Caribbean Netherlands) offer plenty of picture-perfect photo ops for visitors. The islands of the Dutch Caribbean are actually spread across two different parts of the […]

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Dutch remain on high alert for flooding of swollen rivers

AMSTERDAM, July 17 (Reuters) – Emergency services in the Netherlands remained on high alert on Saturday as overflowing rivers threatened towns and villages throughout the southern province of Limburg. Tens of thousands of residents in the region have been evacuated in the past two days, while soldiers, fire brigades and volunteers worked frantically throughout Friday […]

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16 Surprising Reasons the Dutch Love Cycling So Much

The Dutch really love riding their bikes. Did you know the average adult pedals about 1,000 kilometers a year—and teenagers do double, a whopping 2,000 kilometers! Everybody bikes, no matter their age (even 25% of seniors ride their bikes every single day!). Cycling is just a lifestyle here—the country’s young professionals use their bikes for […]

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8 Customs Only The Dutch Will Understand

As with all nationalities, the Dutch are not without their idiosyncrasies and observe certain customs that may throw foreigners slightly off balance. To help travelers acclimatize to the Dutch way of life, the Culture Trip has rounded up the following list of peculiar customs that seem completely normal inside the Netherlands. 1. Using Diseases as […]

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Amsterdam’s Bicycle Network: No Magic Pill but Still a World-beater

Amsterdam’s most prominent international contribution to sustainable communities came in 1997 with the Treaty of Amsterdam – an amendment to the Treaty of the European Union – which called for a harmonious, balanced, and sustainable development of economic activities, a high level of employment and of social protection, equality between men and women, sustainable and […]

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