Culture

7 MUST-CHECK-OUT places with Museumkaart in hand

7 MUST-CHECK-OUT places with Museumkaart in hand

Posted by Jane Hang Hoang - Student Ambassador - The Hague UAS at Nov 29, 2018 12:00 PM
Category:

If you are a museum lover, the Netherlands has a great deal for you – the Museumkaart.

Time for Sinterklaas

Time for Sinterklaas

Posted by Denyse Degiorgio - Student Ambassador - International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University at Nov 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Category:

The end of November and first week of December - it is an exciting time in Holland. Why? Because Sinterklaas is in the country! Student ambassador Denyse shares her experiences with this festive event.

Cycling: Part and Parcel of the Dutch Culture

Cycling: Part and Parcel of the Dutch Culture

Posted by Shucheesmita Simonti - Student Ambassador(Bangladesh) - International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University at Sep 14, 2018 10:30 AM
Category:

Ever been on a bike before? Student Ambassador Shucheesmita recently cycled in the Netherlands for the first time. In this blog she shares her cycling experiences.

What Dutchies eat daily?

What Dutchies eat daily?

Posted by Bich Le at May 30, 2018 07:00 AM
Category:

When talking about Holland, there is more than just windmills and tulips. While studying here, I got chance to discover quite a lot about the culture, people’s lifestyle and hourly changeable weather. Being a food lover, I am really into trying different food in the Netherlands.

5 things you might not know about the Dutch royals

5 things you might not know about the Dutch royals

Posted by Thu Pham at Apr 27, 2018 03:55 PM
Category:

Having been living in the Netherlands for almost three years, of course, I know that this tulip land has a monarchy.

Winter holidays in the Netherlands. What to expect?

Winter holidays in the Netherlands. What to expect?

Posted by Daria Iatmanova at Jan 17, 2018 05:35 PM
Category:

I am from Russia, a country known for its cold winters and huge amounts of snow. The average temperature in my home town Samara during the winter time is about -15 to -20 ℃, sometimes even colder. Therefore, I got used to spending my winter holidays ice skating, sledding, ice fishing and of course building snowmen.

Cultural differences between Latin Americans and Dutch people

Posted by Carolina Barría at Sep 01, 2017 09:40 AM
Category:

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.

[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
Category:

Another taste test!! This time, we have sprinkles for breakfast. Check out our reaction to Dutch food!

[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
Category:

Taste Test!!! In today's video, Bo and I taste few kinds of dutch food. Check out our reaction!

[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
Category:

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] 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
Category:

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!

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
Category:

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.

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
Category:

“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.

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
Category:

A whirl wind of a day.

Netherlands For Dummies

Netherlands For Dummies

Posted by Deviprasad Nair at Mar 21, 2017 09:40 PM
Category:

The good and the bad, and why you should choose the Netherlands.

(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
Category:

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.

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Netherlands - the melting pot of cultures

Posted by Chung Thanh Le at May 22, 2017 07:50 AM
Category:

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.

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
Category:

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.

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
Category:

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.

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
Category:

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!

last modified Nov 11, 2017 09:24 AM