Joas, my two-and-a-half year old grandson’s favourite stories in song are ‘Dikkertje Dap’ and ‘David and Goliath.’ Undoubtedly the ending with ‘boom’ makes it great fun. Dikkertje Dap is able to add an aww, but Goliath remains silent. What usually happens when the story is read and the song is sung, he shouts ‘again!’ And… Continue reading Tell It Again!
Tag: Very Dutch!
What’s in a name?
What is in a name? I would say a lot. A name is most often thoughtfully given to a child. During his/her life a person will add characteristics to his/her own name. At funerals family and friends will speak about the beautiful and different sides of someone’s character. In the Netherlands we tend to give… Continue reading What’s in a name?
The Dutch are sticky: we love stamps!
There is a good chance the cashier at the supermarket will ask you, "Do you collect stamps?" Not only the big supermarkets try to attract customers with savings, the same question also pops up at the local bakery or your gas station. The list of products they try to allure you with is almost endless:… Continue reading The Dutch are sticky: we love stamps!