Books, Dutch language

Kinderboekenweek

It's kinderboekenweek (children's book week) time in the Netherlands. This is an annual celebration of kids' literature and in 2017 runs from the 4th to the 15th of October. This year's theme is gruwelijk eng. Schools usually highlight kinderboekenweek and libraries host special activities too - so jump on board and stimulate your children to up their Dutch reading… Continue reading Kinderboekenweek

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British, Culture, Dutch, Dutch language, Gelderland, The Netherlands

One Year of Dutchification

This time one year ago I became a Nederlander. Exactly one year ago. So, you are wondering, just how much Dutchification has taken place during the last year? Do I, you ask, now feel more Dutch than I did a year ago? And what, you wonder, have I done to celebrate this momentous occasion? Well… Continue reading One Year of Dutchification

challenges of motherhood, Dutch language, Holidays/ Celebrations, Netherlands, School, Sinterklaas

Sharing our Roots – an interview with Charlie Raemakers

Continuing the series about passing on culture and traditions to children who were born or who live in a different birth country to one or both parents -  this week Charlie Raemakers shares her experiences.Charlie was born in Scotland and currently lives in Hollands Kroon in the Netherlands. She has two children who were born… Continue reading Sharing our Roots – an interview with Charlie Raemakers