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From Klederdracht to Couture: A Short Journey Through Dutch Heritage in Fashion

In this blog, we’ll delve into the rich heritage of Dutch attire, dust off the clogs, and discover how couturier Jan Taminiau weaves tradition into modern elegance. Buckle up, fashion enthusiasts—this journey promises a delightful fusion of history and haute couture!

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Navigating Dutch Realities: Dutch Heritage Icons

Ah, the quintessential Dutch imagery – tulip fields stretching as far as the eye can see, windmills towering over the landscape, and yes, the unmistakable ‘klomp’ or wooden clogs.

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The One and Only Dutch Food Delight: ‘Bitterballen’

Hey expats! While you are here, why not learn more about Dutch and Dutch culture!
When you’re invited to partake in the beloved Dutch tradition of the ‘VrijMiBo’ (Vrijdag Middag Borrel / Friday Afternoon Drink) or any other social gathering in the Netherlands, you can count on a spread of delectable snacks known as ‘bitter garniture’ to accompany your drinks. But here’s a twist for the modern palate, including a vegan alternative to the classic bitterballen.

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Cheese Reinvented: A Contemporary Look at Dutch Cheese Culture

Move over wine, there’s a new pairing sensation in town. Discover the unexpected twist reshaping Dutch cheese culture, and prepare to tantalize your taste buds like never before.

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Slice of Culture Shock: Unraveling the Mystery of the Dutch Lunch Tradition

Some time ago, me and my English counterpart received an invitation from a corporate giant to have lunch. Expecting a fancy restaurant, we found ourselves in their cafeteria instead. And there it was: Dutch sliced bread with milk. Yes, milk. “To save time,” they said.

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Mastering English Pronunciation and Communication

Being understood is essential for business communication, especially when communicating between different cultures. Mispronouncing a vowel sound or putting stress on the wrong syllable can create confusion and misunderstandings.

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Dutch Immersion Course – Kick Start for Newcomers

It may sound like a lofty goal, but with the right approach, you can make significant progress in a short amount of time. The best method to learn a new language is just trial and error, with a private tutor helping you to find the right words, while navigating daily life.

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Improve your Dutch skills in 30-hours steps, a horse & water

About learning Dutch, we all have our personal language goals. For one, just learning basic social Dutch skills for getting around  in everyday life is enough, another wants to achieve fluency for a career at work.

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Your Daily Dose of Dutch Language Magic

We are thrilled to introduce our latest tool for mastering the Dutch language: The Flowently 365 Dutch Magic Phrases Calendar.

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Cozy tips for a Dutch Winter

As it gets darker earlier the candles are lit up, the ‘sloffen’, slippers, are put on and the hot chocolate is on the stove it is time to get cozy for the Dutch winter.

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Learn Dutch Watching Dutch Movies, Playing Games, and Listening to Dutch Songs

Learning Dutch can be an exciting and rewarding journey. While traditional language courses and textbooks have their place, there are more engaging and enjoyable ways to learn Dutch.

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Quick Tips for Learning Dutch Phrases

The beauty of language lies in its ability to connect us with diverse cultures and open doors to new experiences. Learning Dutch phrases is a delightful journey that unveils the heart of the Netherlands and its people.

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Why it’s a brilliant idea for kids to start with English tutoring at an early age

In today’s world English has become a global language and fluency in English has become a vital asset. We will explore the benefits of English, the joy of learning the language, and how our English tutoring lessons set kids apart from the school system.

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Tips for a Dutch Summer

Full terraces of people enjoying some drinks to celebrate ‘vakantie’, the holidays, is a classic sight to see in the Dutch summer. Are you spending your holidays in the Netherlands or abroad? In this article we would like to share a couple of Dutch sights to escape the warm and busy cities we recommend you visit in the summer. We also mention a couple of tips and tricks to improve your Dutch skills whilst also exploring the country. 

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Amsterdam Expressions

Are you looking to break out of your bubble and have an authentic Amsterdam experience? Visit a bruin café and enjoy the real Mokum.

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Amsterdam Slang

Recently, we published a blog entitled “Dutch slang for teens”, with vocabulary such as “faka”, and “fawaka”, originating from Surinam, meaning, “How’s it going?” This slang is used especially among teenagers and youngsters.

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Do you speak my language? The effect of addressing someone in their own language

Why should you learn Dutch if you are in a country where everyone speaks English, even when you, as an international, do your very best to speak Dutch? Well, there is a reason and the impact is great.

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Finding my place: My Dutch language learning journey transformed my expat experience

As I hurried up the steps to the DUO building for my very first inburgering exam, I couldn’t helpbut feel a rush of nervous energy.

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