Q: Why do people sell their old junk in the street on 30 April?

Q: Why do people sell their old junk in the street on 30 April?

A: If you live anywhere near a shopping street in the Netherlands, you may have been surprised by the sudden ...
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8 - Football forbidden

8 – Football forbidden

Imagine a young archaeologist researching into the abandoned remains of our city. There are no written accounts available so he ...
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Q: Do Dutch women really wear the trousers?

Q: Do Dutch women really wear the trousers?

A: Yes, a quick mental scan of my friends, mostly working women in their thirties, reveals that this is true! ...
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Ask Hedda

Ask Hedda

[show_index arg="cat=247"] Ask Hedda all those questions that still puzzle you about the Dutch and the Netherlands. Whatever her answer ...
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7 – Trouble with the neighbours

7 – Trouble with the neighbours

Do you sometimes get annoyed with your neighbours? And do you then find yourself saying things like: ‘Well yes, they ...
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6 - Larus ridibundus

6 – Larus ridibundus

Of course, no one regrets the coming of spring. Nevertheless, I am sorry that a dear winter visitor has departed ...
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'Takkenactie' in the local woods

‘Takkenactie’ in the local woods

On 17 March a number of local residents began a ‘takkenactie’ in the Scheveningse Bosjes to clear away the great ...
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Zandkoekjes on Bankastraat?

Zandkoekjes on Bankastraat?

21 March - I’ve heard of ‘zandkoekjes’ but this takes the biscuit! ...
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5 - The power of word of mouth

5 – The power of word of mouth

Suddenly the p-word went the rounds: ‘pyromaan’ (pyromaniac/arsonist), set off by a shed fire in Atjehstreet ...
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4 - While it lasts

4 – While it lasts

Everyone is elated about the renovation of Nassauplein. Me too, don’t let there be any misunderstanding, but please allow me ...
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