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Koningsdag

King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch, is an orange-coloured national holiday celebrated on April 27th in honour of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. Each year the royal family visits a different city and festivities, such as flea markets and music festivals, take place throughout the country. On King’s Day people in the…
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3 sayings about Dutch spring weather

This year, early April surprised us with a pack of snow, after the sunniest March ever recorded in the Netherlands. This unexpected winter weather sparked regional and national news media to dust off Dutch weather lore sayings. April doet wat hij wil, or April has a mind of its own,…
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Even lekker uitwaaien

Uitwaaien is a Dutch expression for clearing your head by going for a walk when it is windy. Uit means out and waaien is the verb used for the blowing of the wind – as can be read in our Instagram post on Dutch weather. When you have been inside…
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Werk ze!

Werk ze is the most common Dutch expression to wish someone a good day at work. It is a combination of the imperative werk and the personal pronoun ze. This is why werk ze is correctly written as two separate words. Currently, you probably say doei or fijne dag when…
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Koningsdag

King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch, is an orange-coloured national holiday celebrated on April 27th in honour of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday. Each year the royal family visits a different city and festivities, such as flea markets and music festivals, take place throughout the country. On King’s Day people in the…
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3 sayings about Dutch spring weather

This year, early April surprised us with a pack of snow, after the sunniest March ever recorded in the Netherlands. This unexpected winter weather sparked regional and national news media to dust off Dutch weather lore sayings. April doet wat hij wil, or April has a mind of its own,…
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Even lekker uitwaaien

Uitwaaien is a Dutch expression for clearing your head by going for a walk when it is windy. Uit means out and waaien is the verb used for the blowing of the wind – as can be read in our Instagram post on Dutch weather. When you have been inside…
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Werk ze!

Werk ze is the most common Dutch expression to wish someone a good day at work. It is a combination of the imperative werk and the personal pronoun ze. This is why werk ze is correctly written as two separate words. Currently, you probably say doei or fijne dag when…
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