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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 free version but I felt like supporting it. The second is Babbel. Babbel cost...

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What is a Stroopwafel?

It seems that cheese isn’t the only strength of the town of Gouda. For a second, tasty, treat also originates from there. Stroopwafels. A stroop wafel is made from two layers of batter that...

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Getting an OV Chipkaart (travel card)

If you’re making several journeys on public transport, then sooner or later you’re going to want to get an OV Chipkaart. There’s a surcharge on every paper ticket for the chip in the ticket,...

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Finding Housing in the Netherlands

Finding somewhere to live in the more built up areas of the Netherlands is hard. Accommodation is scarce and competition is stiff. In this article I’m assuming you’re new to the Netherlands and so...