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Dutch Traditional Music and Musical Instruments

There is a long history of church organs and the mechanical street organ called the draaiorgel. The draairogel is a musical instrument that is played by moving musical patterns.  There is a turning pinned barrel or disc, or a cardboard or paper strip with holes in it. The accordion, violin, recorder and harmonica…

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About Dutch History

The people who live in the Netherlands are called Dutch.  German tribes first lived on the land that is called the Netherlands.  Then Rome took part of the land away.  Parts of the Netherlands were later taken over by many other countries until the Dutch people decided they did not want to be…

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Dutch Names and Language

What Do the Dutch Speak? Dutch is a West Germanic language.  It is the language that 90% of the Dutch people speak in the Netherlands.  Many people in Belgium (a neighboring country in Europe) and Suriname (a country in South America) also speak Dutch. The Dutch language in Belgium is called Flemish.  Dutch…

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Dutch Etiquette

Meeting and Greeting The handshake is a common greeting.  The Dutch smile and say the person’s name whom they are greeting while shaking hands.  If you are seated, it is polite to stand up to shake hands. If you are a good friend, you may greet each other by air kissing near the…

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About Dutch Culture

About Dutch Culture Dutch culture (of the Netherlands) is very diverse.  There are cultural differences within the Netherlands because of the four regions that make up this country. The regions are divided into counties, provinces and cities.  Foreigners who have come to live and work in this country have helped to broaden the…

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Dutch Fun Facts, Food, music, language and more..

Dutch Fun Facts – Holland/Netherlands DINOLINGO The Dutch national soccer has played three finals in the world cup soccer; in 1974 (against Germany), 1978 (against Argentina) and 2010 (againstSpain), but unfortunately never won the cup. It is found to be quite remarkable that such a small nation plays a rather large role on the international soccer stage….

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Dutch Fun Facts

Dutch is the most widely spoken language in Netherlands. Dutch is the official language of 7 different countries in Europe, Africa and South America. Dutch are known to be the tallest people in Europe. One third of Dutch babies are born at home. Some of the Dutch loan words are blaze, boss, cookie,…

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Dutch Children are the Happiest on the planet?

Were you happy when you were a kid? Can money buy happiness?? Well, according to a recent study conducted by UNICEF among 21 developed nations, Dutch children are the happiest on the planet. The study compared self reported happiness measures such as family involvement, number of books at home etc. and concluded that…

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Famous Dutch Cities

DINOLINGO Amsterdam is considered the ‘Gateway to Europe’ and has a fantastic arts and graphic design scene. It’s the financial center of the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg), and has 4th largest tourism economy after London, Paris, and Rome. The biggest seaport in the world is in Rotterdam. The city was bombed by the…

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Dutch Fun Facts about Holland/Netherlands

DINOLINGO The Dutch national soccer has played three finals in the world cup soccer; in 1974 (against Germany), 1978 (against Argentina) and 2010 (against Spain), but unfortunately never won the cup. It is found to be quite remarkable that such a small nation plays a rather large role on the international soccer stage….

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