Articles by

James Bogué

An Englishman fascinated by Homo sapiens and their cultures, and by extension the influence of politics, history, and psychology. But his absolute favourite? The perils of miscommunication (four words that accurately describe his journey with the Dutch language). Besides writing, he enjoys running, cycling and thinking about his next meals; and aspires to write a bestseller and speak at least ten languages.

Know your Dutch slang: coronavirus edition

It’s quite easy to view the Dutch language as an ugly duckling. One that will, helaas, never...

What can we learn about the Dutch from their literature?

Dutch books, fiction, literature, whatever you want to call it, there is such thing as a Dutch...

Know your Dutch athletes: 5 names to impress natives (and get your sporting fix)

The Netherlands, like every country, has a string of god-like Dutch sporting legends. Want to impress Dutchies...

#GivingTuesday: 5 Dutch-based NGOs to support

The dust has settled on another Black Friday, one of the best and busiest periods for offshore...

Decolonising Dutch museums: stolen heritage to be returned?

"Thou shalt not steal" — unless of course you are a (former) colonial power pinching heritage from...

Do you feel at home in the Netherlands?

Do you feel at home in the Netherlands? Are you settled and cannot ever imagine leaving? Is...

How to use your bike like a real Dutchie: from trampling pedestrians to running red lights

The bike industry is booming. Even in the Netherlands where life without a bicycle already seemed unthinkable,...

Animal welfare in the Netherlands: an introduction to the Beter Leven star system

Beter Leven. The star system that you have noticed on animal product packaging at the supermarkets, but...
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