Dutch sayings featuring food

My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food

Following last year’s popular blog post ‘My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Animals’, here’s another look at some curious Dutch sayings. This time I chose My 10 Favourite Dutch Sayings Featuring Food! I also looked up the origins of each them in an attempt to make some sense of them. Tell me, what do you make of them?

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Duncan Laurence winner Eurovision Song Contest 2019

And the Winner Is: The Netherlands!

Unbelievable news! Dutch singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence is the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2019! To celebrate this memorable event I explored the archives (thanks YouTube) and dug up all previous Dutch Eurovision winners. Great to see old footage dating back to 1957 already and see how much the Eurovision Song Contest has evolved over the years!

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Being Dutch in London #1

It’s already over 2.5 years ago that I moved to London. I thought that moving to another Western European country where they spoke a language I was fluent in, wouldn’t be too much of a challenge. Indeed it didn’t take me long to feel at home here and I can’t stop raving about what a […]

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Sinterklaas // Dutch Girl in London

Sinterklaas: About a Saint and a Castrated Rooster

I’ve been noticing some freaked out messages on social media these past weeks from friends visiting my mother country and who don’t understand why there are blacked up dolls hanging in the shop windows. They thought the Netherlands was such a sophisticated and tolerant country. What has happened to the country’s social and moral values […]

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5 November: Firework Night!

As I’m writing this, it sounds like the Apocalypse outside! I can only hear the constant sound of explosions and people shouting. Thankfully, we’re not fighting off zombies that arrived too late for Halloween. Today is the 5th of November: Firework Night in the UK! No, we don’t celebrate New Year early here. Quite surprisingly 5th […]

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