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These fun Dutch facts will plunge you into Dutch culture: From understanding Dutch abbreviations and diminutives to their obsession with licorice and chip sauces.
Sinterklaas is a time for presents and sweeties. Foodie Paola Westbeek shares her recipes for speculaas and kruidnoten.
Children survived the loss of golliwog figures, can't the same be said for Zwarte Piet? Expat Ellen Duckenfield discusses the controversial – but beloved – black-faced Zwarte Piet.
Hedwig van Driel reflects on her beloved Dutch holiday traditions and the controversy that surrounds Zwarte Piet – in international circles, at least.
St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) and his helper Père Fouettard (Zwarte Piet) are the source of some controversy – who's giving out the gifts at Christmas time?
From breakfasting on chocolate sprinkles to teaching directness from a young age, an expat talks about several parenting hacks to copy from the Dutch.
The French flatter; the Brits are crass. So says a social anthropologist in this review on cross-cultural flirting techniques in Europe.
How Dutch are you really? Here are nine things foreigners should learn about the Netherlands – from a Dutch perspective.
What would your calorie-consuming Dutch friends think of your low-carb American friends?
Forget what you've read in cyberspace about Dutch men being uncool, unromantic or underdressed; Caroline outlines 10 reasons why Dutch guys are worth it.
Everyone could learn a thing or two from the unpretentious, tolerant Dutch culture and lifestyle.
Where do you stand in the 'midwifes versus gynaecologists' debate?
From Jip and Janneke to modern Dutch authors, Dutch literature brings foreign readers as close as they can be to the heart of 'gezelligheid'.
Is true integration possible? Louise Dancet explains how different cultural habits can leave expats feeling offended, and how to overcome this.
Teresa Dolan takes a look at the many varieties in Christmas food, flavours and traditions across Europe, and the increased multiculturalism of Christmas celebrations.