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Depending on where you come from, your typical Dutch bathroom may seem quite familiar or might not.
You will have your toilet and sink, the shower (and maybe a bath) may occupy the same room or be separate, and then there are the few quirky Dutch elements too that you might not be quite so used to …
Continue reading “Your Typical Dutch Bathroom”
Oliebollen are a typical Dutch treat eaten around Christmas and New Year’s. They are a delicious, deep-fried dough ball, served warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. They are traditionally either made with a plain dough, or a dough with raisins or sultanas mixed through.
Oliebollen were part of our top 5 Dutch New Year’s traditions that we shared last week, and while you can buy them at supermarkets, bakery, food trucks etc., they are really easy to make at home too.
Continue reading “Dutch Recipe: Oliebollen”
New Years is a big celebration here in the Netherlands, with traditions, new and old, that lead up to when the clock strikes midnight, and a bit past that.
Here are some top New Year prepping tips to help if this will be your first New Years in the North of the Netherlands.
Continue reading “Welcoming in the New Year, Dutch style”
Oberhausen is a city just across the border, in Germany. Each holiday season, CentrO shopping and leisure centre hosts one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany, plus they have over 220 stores inside the large shopping mall, perfect for doing a big Christmas present shop.
Continue reading “Christmas shopping in Oberhausen”