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Friday, November 25, 2016

The First Hollandr Competition!

I've been wanting to run Dutch themed competitions on Hollandr.com and you've come across the first one. Here I'm giving the opportunity to bite...

Rotterdam Zoo

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The Google Translate Song

Top 10 Dutch Phrases for Tourists

You've packed your bags, got on the plane, checked into the hotel and now your wondering how you're going to communicate with the natives....

Delft Pottery

What is Prinsjesdag?

Famous Dutch People

History of Den Haag

Hotel De Roode Leeuw, Amsterdam. Review

I stayed in the Hotel De Roode Leeuw in mid February when I was doing a language course. My stay lasted 5 nights. As...

Taking the Ferry to Hoek van Holland

The plane is a lot of hassle to get to Holland, you have to get to the airport, arrange parking, get a bus from...

The Memrise Courses I use for Learning Dutch

I've been using memrise for several months now and there's a number of courses that I use and would recommend for learning Dutch words....

The First Hollandr Competition!

I've been wanting to run Dutch themed competitions on Hollandr.com and you've come across the first one. Here I'm giving the opportunity to bite...

How much does it rain in the Netherlands?

Amongst other things the Netherlands (often simply called Holland by us outsiders) is famed for...rain! It seems that water is trying to get in...

History of Delft

Delft is a city and municipality located in the Netherlands. It received its city franchise from the dutch Earl Willem II in 1246. Delft...

Famous Dutch People

ADVICE

LEARNING DUTCH

Babbel Dutch Review – For Beginners

In my quest to learn Dutch I have paid for precisely two pieces of software. The first was memrise,  which is perfectly fine in it's...

Using News Sites to Learn Dutch

I find reading news sites a great, and interesting, way of improving my language skills. You need a basic understanding of the language to...

Nijntje Songs you can’t resist singing along to!

Youtube seems awash with Nijntje video. Below I've embedded some of the songs that you won't be able to not sing along to. But...

List of Free Dutch Language Learning Resources

Learning Dutch doesn't have to be expensive. There are many resources available for free. I though it'd be useful to create a big list...

Using Memrise to Learn Dutch

Back when I first started learning Dutch, I quickly came across Memrise. Memrise is a spaced repetition learning system for words. In essence what...

Duolingo Dutch Review – Beginners

I'm a big fan of learning the Dutch language. Sure it's full of strange word orders and complicated sounds that my mouth seems to...

REVIEWS

Hotel De Roode Leeuw, Amsterdam. Review

I stayed in the Hotel De Roode Leeuw in mid February when I was doing a language course. My stay lasted 5 nights. As...

Catching a film at Omniversum

I know that what I'm about to say is barely believable: but sometimes it is wet in The Netherlands! On one particularly wet day...

NH Doelen Review

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