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The Top 4 Lovely Things About Autumn in the Netherlands

The Top 4 Lovely Things About Autumn in the Netherlands

Posted by Angel Tania at Dec 02, 2016 03:25 PM
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The sweater weather, the flu season, the mark of summer's end, you name it! There are so many different ways to describe autumn! But despite the pumpkin-flavoured-drinks-and-foods-everywhere, the delicious and sweet smell of hot chocolate with whipped cream on top, what is so special about autumn in Holland? Well, well... You'll find out soon enough!

5 Perks of being an Indonesian Student in the Netherlands

5 Perks of being an Indonesian Student in the Netherlands

Posted by Angel Tania at May 31, 2017 01:05 PM
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The Netherlands has been having a unique relationship with Indonesia since long time ago. Now you might wonder what is it that makes being an Indonesian student in the Netherlands awesome? In this post, I will unfold each of the reasons why. So, stay-tuned!

What is it like to be a Vietnamese gay student in Amsterdam?

What is it like to be a Vietnamese gay student in Amsterdam?

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Dec 08, 2016 04:35 AM
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A lot of you guys may “oooo” and “aaa” when reading this title, because you question how wise it is to write about such personal things online. But this is who I am. If any, being in Amsterdam has taught me to be true to myself, and that people will only accept and respect me when I accept and respect myself.

How to celebrate King's day in Amsterdam

How to celebrate King's day in Amsterdam

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Apr 30, 2017 08:30 AM
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Netherlands is one of the few countries in the world that still have royal families. Even though I have heard that Dutch royal family doesn’t have a lot of political power, Dutch people still appreciate their symbolic presence and surely know how to highlight this in their culture. There is one particular day every year that the whole country is led up with the orange color, with music, with smiles and happiness, and that is King’s day.

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at May 22, 2017 07:50 AM
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Do you know that 1 out of 10 students in Holland is an international student? The presence of such a large number of international students and foreigners here means that there are plenty of cultural activities and events.

(Vlog) Summer is the season of PRIDE

(Vlog) Summer is the season of PRIDE

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at Jul 30, 2017 10:25 PM
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Netherlands is well known for its diversity and acceptance of differences. Summer in Holland is packed with many activities to celebrate the diversity in sexual orientations and the pride for being different. As a LGBTQ member myself, I always look forward to this time of the year.

Why the Museumkaart should make you want to study in the Netherlands

Why the Museumkaart should make you want to study in the Netherlands

Posted by Michael Anderson at Apr 02, 2017 05:30 PM
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“So why should a card make me choose to study in the Netherlands?” you might be asking yourself. Well, there are many, many reasons you should want to study in this small, but big thinking country. For instance, 1 in 10 students are international students, the Dutch are some of the best non-native english speakers in the world, and of course, Dutch universities are some of the best in the world! Here’s how the museumkaart will be another.

Netherlands For Dummies

Netherlands For Dummies

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at Mar 21, 2017 09:40 PM
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The good and the bad, and why you should choose the Netherlands.

Kingsday- The biggest birthday party in the World!

Kingsday- The biggest birthday party in the World!

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at May 05, 2017 02:30 AM
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A whirl wind of a day.

Build Cultural Awareness Instead of Cultural Shock: The Struggle of a Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

Build Cultural Awareness Instead of Cultural Shock: The Struggle of a Chinese Girl Studying in Holland

Posted by Liu Zhu at Feb 14, 2017 10:35 PM
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Five months have already passed since I arrived at Amsterdam airport from Shanghai, China. I have already lived through the so-called “honeymoon” phase, survived in the stormy “depression” phase, and successfully entered the adjusting phase. I remember that a few months ago my British classmate asked me whether I had suffered from “cultural shock”. Now, I would like to answer this question by using “cultural awareness” instead of “shock”. In today’s blog, I will walk you through the cultural awareness I have built during my study experience.

[Video] Chinese Girl & Dutch Boy's Counterattacks to Silly Cultural Stereotypes

[Video] Chinese Girl & Dutch Boy's Counterattacks to Silly Cultural Stereotypes

Posted by Liu Zhu at Mar 24, 2017 10:40 AM
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Do you have stereotypes about people from other cultures? In today's crispy new video, I invited my Dutch friend Boudewijn to talk about cultural stereotypes! Does Chinese eat dog meat? Is Dutch always stoned? Let's find out in the video!

[VIDEO] Most Ridiculous Questions You Should Ask EVERY Dutch

[VIDEO] Most Ridiculous Questions You Should Ask EVERY Dutch

Posted by Liu Zhu at Apr 05, 2017 03:50 PM
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What's the most ridiculous or stupid questions Dutch people cannot tolerate?? In order to get your daily dose of happiness, find these questions in the videos and ask your Dutch friends!

[VIDEO] Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 1: disgusting liquorice

[VIDEO] Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 1: disgusting liquorice

Posted by Liu Zhu at Jul 30, 2017 07:15 PM
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Taste Test!!! In today's video, Bo and I taste few kinds of dutch food. Check out our reaction!

[VIDEO] Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 2: sprinkles breakfast

[VIDEO] Asian Girls Try Dutch Food PART 2: sprinkles breakfast

Posted by Liu Zhu at Jul 30, 2017 07:15 PM
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Another taste test!! This time, we have sprinkles for breakfast. Check out our reaction to Dutch food!

Cultural differences between Latin Americans and Dutch people

Posted by Carolina Barría at Sep 01, 2017 09:40 AM
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As a Latin American living in the Netherlands for more than 20 years, I have to admit that at the beginning I had a cultural shock. It is normal, we ‘Latinos’ are open and expressive. Dutch people are more reserved and very direct. As time went by, I have come to understand and value the Dutch behaviour which has allowed me to integrate and participate actively in Dutch society. Let’s look at those differences and how to deal with them.

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