Articles by

Monique Donker

Ovens, uncles, and courage: English expressions with the word “Dutch”

The English language has a wacky and obscure assortment of idioms containing "Dutch." Some are purely descriptive, like...

Your guide to stroopwafels: the Cinderella story of the syrup waffle

The stroopwafel (literally translated as “syrup waffle”) is something of a rags to riches story. Its rise...

Spic en Span: Dutch Cleaning Culture

Digging up the Dirt on the Dutch Cleaning Obsession Growing up, my Dad was a fastidious huisvrouw. He spent...

Vermeer’s Women

A closer look behind the painter Vermeer — and his women. A milkmaid. A lacemaker. A girl with a pearl...

Dutch Bureaucracy in 3(00) Easy Steps

How to deal with dutch bureaucracy. Potverdorie. So, you've arrived in the Netherlands, all wide-eyed and optimistic. But...

The Terrific Tale of the Tulip

On the 21st of January 2017 Amsterdam will celebrate the National Tulip Day ( Tulpen Dag), so...
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