Q: What is Hollandse Nieuwe?

Q: What is Hollandse Nieuwe?

A: Every year a festival in Scheveningen, Vlaggetjesdag, marks the arrival of the Hollandse Nieuwe. Hollandse Nieuwe (or 'Dutch New') ...
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Q: Why do the Dutch hang backpacks on flagpoles in June?

Q: Why do the Dutch hang backpacks on flagpoles in June?

A: Putting the flag out and hanging your child's school bag on the pole is a sign that they have ...
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Q: Why don't Dutch people (particularly children) wear cycle helmets?

Q: Why don’t Dutch people (particularly children) wear cycle helmets?

A: My daughter is nearly two and rides on the front of my bike (helmetless I might add). Part of ...
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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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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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[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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