Dutch Language and Culture

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 ruled by …

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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 cheek three …

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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 Dutch culture, …

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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. Soccer is …

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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, golf, skate …

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How to teach kids Dutch – Learning Dutch for children – Bilingual Dutch kids

Motivation Motivation Motivation It’s extremely important that kids have the motivation to learn Dutch. How to increase their motivation is not as difficult as you might think. You can simply do the following -Rewards Offer them rewards for learning extra words or phrases (e.g., a chocolate bar from the Netherlands, a trip to a Dutch restaurant, …

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