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.

Calling all film fans: the Leiden Shorts Film Festival is waiting for you

Love film? Feel at home at the cinema? Or is it simply time to give Netflix a...

This weekend’s forecast: naked people on bikes

Enjoy riding your bicycle with others? Love going around in your birthday suit? Stuck for ideas for...

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 is already unthinkable,...

How to stay motivated (and stop procrastinating) while learning Dutch

Lately you may have had a lot of spare time and you still can’t find the motivation...

Communication breakdown: understanding the Dutch approach to conversation

Dutch communication, eh? Now, I know what you are thinking. As the infamous stereotype goes, just go...

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...
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