Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tot ziens!

A heads up to my loyal readers: I am in London this week for work and play and so I won’t be blogging about lovely Holland. I’ll be back on August 2nd with daily updates. “Tot ziens!,” which you will … Continue reading

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Koopzondag

In previous posts I’ve made reference to the early closing times of shops in Holland (and, more generally, the tendency for Dutch people to do everything on the early side). Initially, I had a few frustrating shopping experiences, arriving at a store … Continue reading

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Frikandel

I don’t really know where to start with this post – how does one begin to write about something that is so wrong, and yet so good, as the frikandel? I would say that frikandel is a Dutch snack, except … Continue reading

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HEMA

Yesterday I had lunch (mustard soup and a mini-baguette) at the HEMA near my office and it just gave me yet another reason to love HEMA. (I’m sure my Dutch friends are already laughing at this post, because I’m always … Continue reading

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Smells Fishy

Yesterday my friend and co-worker took me for lunch at the fish bar downstairs. This is not my first post about fish, and seeing how much the Dutch like fish, it probably won’t be my last. It’s common to see … Continue reading

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People Watching

If you’ve been reading this blog, you will have already heard me carrying on about all the summer sidewalk cafés in Utrecht. Well, there is one amusing aspect of the café culture which I haven’t yet mentioned and I think it deserves … Continue reading

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Snackbars

The “Snackbar” is the Dutch equivalent of the British chip shop – snackbars are light on the wallet, heavy on the stomach, sparse on the interior decoration, found everywhere around town, and doubly appealing when inebriated. The snackbars often have … Continue reading

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