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How to blend in?

September 20, 2011

So, you’ve arrived in Utrecht. “Welkom”, as the dutch would say. First of all – don’t worry. Depending on where you come from, the Netherlands may seem like an odd and confusing place, with people speaking fast in an incomprehensible language. Nevertheless, this is a hospitable country. It won’t take long before you are...
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Greetings from Utrecht

December 13, 2010

Dear Caroline This morning (or to be more honest- early this afternoon) I woke up to my eighth day in Utrecht. I have merely been here for a week, but it feels much more like three months. New city, new room, new school, a Lot of new people- as you can imagine everything is...
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How to be Dutch

September 14, 2010

By Kai Heijneman & Michael Huguenin The Netherlands is known as a friendly country. So exchange students should have no problem fitting in with the Dutch…right? This was supposed to be easy. My time as an exchange student in Utrecht has gotten off to a decent start. School’s organised, I’ve moved in and I’m...
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The Netherlands’ Silent Assassins

September 8, 2010

The Netherlands is considered a safe and well run country. In 2004, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development conducted a study on homicide rates in over 120 countries. The Netherlands was ranked in the top 20 safest nations. Last year, Transparency International’s annual survey into corruption ranked the Netherlands as the sixth...
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