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Written on Sep, 28, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

According to CNN recent report, Amsterdam is considered as the “bicycling capital of Europe”. City that is very bike-friendly, safe and extensive route networks, serious governmental promotion, and a bike culture that transcends class boundaries are all reasons why 40 percent of the city’s traffic moves on two wheels. Thanks CNN, we could not agree more

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Written on Jul, 30, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” —Thomas J. Wamtson, founder of IBM I honestly believe, if you are willing to make mistakes while learning language you can learn it much faster then reading grammar and learning vocabulary all day long. The easy way would be to …

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Written on Jul, 24, 2013 by in | 1 Comment.

Have you ever been confused about, How to approach when learning a foreign language? I have always wondered should I learn ‘Grammar’ first and understand how to construct a sentence or I just focus on building my ‘Vocabulary’ so that I can make sense what people are talking around me. Unlike the learning of ‘Grammar’, which is essentially a rule …

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Written on Jul, 23, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Motivation is the key to learn any language. It drives us to learn and keep us moving but have you ever felt the motivation also keep on changing along the path of learning the language? When I started learning dutch language, I wanted to learn it quick (as most of us) and my motivation was to get a job of …

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Written on Nov, 24, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Recently I visited Amsterdam street market famous with the name ‘Albert Cuyp‘, something you must see if you are coming to Holland. Over 100 years old, there’s no place like the Albert Cuyp street market to find your typical Amsterdam sense of humor and laid back atmosphere. Your day out in Amsterdam won’t be complete without a visit to Holland’s most …

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Written on Nov, 17, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Sinterklaas is the most beloved of all Dutch holidays and traditions. The children are told about a very old Spanish bishop called Sinterklaas, who is fond of children. This Iberian prelate visits the Low Lands every year by the end of November and leaves quietly after December 5th. On 5 December, also known as ‘Pakjesavond’ in Holland, the Saint rides …

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Written on Nov, 05, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Are you a fan of caffè latte?  Are you in Holland (The Netherlands)? If you answer yes to above questions then you must continue reading. Visit any cafe or restaurant in the Netherlands and you are sure to notice someone ordering a “koffie verkeerd”.  “Koffie verkeerd” is the Dutch version of a caffè latte. It is traditionally a hot cup of coffee …

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Written on Oct, 25, 2012 by in | 1 Comment.

Gloria: “Wil je morgen badminton spelen?” Gloria: Do you want to play Badminton tomorrow? Tony: “Alweer? We hebben gisteren net gespeeld!” Tony: Again? We just played yesterday! Gloria: “Maar ik vind het zo leuk!” Gloria: I just enjoy it so much! Tony: “Ik vind het ook leuk, maar je moet er geen obsessie van maken!” Tony: I like it too, …

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Written on Oct, 25, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

© Bruno1998 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos Opwarming van de aarde is een term die te maken heeft met de langzame toename van de temperatuur van de aarde. Global warming is a term having to do with the slow increase of the Earth’s temperature. Opwarming van de aarde kan een probleem worden voor de wereld en is …

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Written on Oct, 23, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Een driejarig kind zegt tegen zijn vader: “Tante heeft me een ijsje gegeven.” A three year old kid says to his father: “My auntie gave me some ice cream” De vader zegt: “Heb je dankjewel gezegd?” The father says: “Did you say thank you?” Het kind bloost en zegt: “Oh, ben ik vergeten.” The kid blushes and says: “Oh, I …

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