Shopping

In general, shops in the Netherlands are open Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., though in small towns, they may be closed on Monday mornings. All cities and villages also have one evening each week (Thursday or Friday), when all shops in... Read more...


Food

If you were to ask a Dutchman to name one national dish, he would probably mention erwtensoep (pea soup). Next would come the stamppot dishes of boerenkool met worst (curly kale with sausage), hachée (beef and onion stew), zuurkool met worst (sauerkraut... Read more...


Safety

Drug-related crime, murder and other forms of human aggression are at a low level here. But let’s remain realistic: they do, of course, take place and you must always keep your eyes and senses (particularly your common sense) open. It goes without saying... Read more...


Carrying Your ID

Everyone over the age of 13 must carry some form of legal ID at all times; this being a passport or ID-card (for EU nationals) or a valid aliens document (for non-EU nationals). Dutch nationals may show either a driver’s license, a passport, or an identity... Read more...


Recycling and Waste Management

In general the Netherlands is considered to be a very ‘green’ country; not just for its wide-open fields, but also for the mentality of the Dutch in protecting their environment. The vast majority of the population takes part in various recycling... Read more...


TV and Radio

Television and Radio Dutch television will also not present much of a problem as it is subtitled, leaving all foreign movies, series and other programs in their original language. The Netherlands has a plethora of television channels to choose from available... Read more...


Useful References

news in dutch MAIN DUTCH NEWSPAPERS Algemeen Dagblad: www.ad.nl De Telegraaf: www.detelegraaf.nl De Volkskrant: www.volkskrant.nl Het Parool: www.parool.nl NRC Handelsblad: www.nrc.nl NRC Next: www.nrcnext.nl Trouw: www.trouw.nl MAIN DUTCH NEWS WEBSITES www.nieuws.nl www.nu.nl http://nos.nl/nieuws dutch... Read more...


Recommended reading

FOOD SHOPPERS’ GUIDE TO HOLLAND By Ada Henne Koene A comprehensive review of the finest food products in the Dutch marketplace and a very useful food dictionary. DUTCH CULINARY ART By Janny de Moor, Nico de Rooij and Albert Tielemans 400 years of festive... Read more...


Shopping

In general, shops in the Netherlands are open Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., though in small towns, they may be closed on Monday mornings. All cities and villages also have one evening each week (Thursday or Friday), when all shops in...

Read more...


Food

If you were to ask a Dutchman to name one national dish, he would probably mention erwtensoep (pea soup). Next would come the stamppot dishes of boerenkool met worst (curly kale with sausage), hachée (beef and onion stew), zuurkool met worst (sauerkraut...

Read more...


Safety

Drug-related crime, murder and other forms of human aggression are at a low level here. But let’s remain realistic: they do, of course, take place and you must always keep your eyes and senses (particularly your common sense) open. It goes without saying...

Read more...


Carrying Your ID

Everyone over the age of 13 must carry some form of legal ID at all times; this being a passport or ID-card (for EU nationals) or a valid aliens document (for non-EU nationals). Dutch nationals may show either a driver’s license, a passport, or an identity...

Read more...


Recycling and Waste Management

In general the Netherlands is considered to be a very ‘green’ country; not just for its wide-open fields, but also for the mentality of the Dutch in protecting their environment. The vast majority of the population takes part in various recycling...

Read more...


TV and Radio

Television and Radio Dutch television will also not present much of a problem as it is subtitled, leaving all foreign movies, series and other programs in their original language. The Netherlands has a plethora of television channels to choose from available...

Read more...


Useful References

news in dutch MAIN DUTCH NEWSPAPERS Algemeen Dagblad: www.ad.nl De Telegraaf: www.detelegraaf.nl De Volkskrant: www.volkskrant.nl Het Parool: www.parool.nl NRC Handelsblad: www.nrc.nl NRC Next: www.nrcnext.nl Trouw: www.trouw.nl MAIN DUTCH NEWS WEBSITES www.nieuws.nl www.nu.nl http://nos.nl/nieuws dutch...

Read more...


Recommended reading

FOOD SHOPPERS’ GUIDE TO HOLLAND By Ada Henne Koene A comprehensive review of the finest food products in the Dutch marketplace and a very useful food dictionary. DUTCH CULINARY ART By Janny de Moor, Nico de Rooij and Albert Tielemans 400 years of festive...

Read more...


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