Did you know that…? The story of Amsterdam built on wooden poles

Not only the Dam Palace is built on wooden poles, but the whole city of Amsterdam is. The reason for this is that the soil of Amsterdam consists of peat on which the construction of houses and buildings is impossible. A foundation of wooden poles made it possible to built a whole city! There is … Meer lezen over Did you know that…? The story of Amsterdam built on wooden poles

Rain in the Netherlands: how many words for rain do you know?

You might know the story that the Inuit have different words for snow, but do you also know that the Dutch have many words for rain? When it is raining, it can be 'motregen', 'een stortbui', 'een buitje' or 'het komt met bakken uit de lucht vallen'. There is 'slagregen', 'stromende regen' or 'het regen … Meer lezen over Rain in the Netherlands: how many words for rain do you know?

Did you know that…? Why the Dutch eat ‘beschuit met muisjes’

A new fun fact on Friday. It sounds strange to eat a biscuit with mices but it is a tradition in the Netherlands. It began in the 18th century when people believed that anice would stimulate the milk production of the mother. That's why they coated anice seeds with sugar to celebrate that the mother … Meer lezen over Did you know that…? Why the Dutch eat ‘beschuit met muisjes’