Posts Tagged ‘ Dutch ’

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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Grey, Green, Great

September 16, 2010

I got my first impression of The Netherlands, and of Utrecht itself, in the train on the way from Amsterdam to Utrecht. Seeing the city from the outside, one of the things that attracted my attention is that those low typical Dutch houses shaping the city are surrounded by some huge buildings, probably belonging...
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Common Dutch Sense

September 16, 2010

Gaining a Peculiar Understanding: As the rain begins to fall I weave through rows of tables and umbrellas to duck into a nearby cafe, and approach the bar to be offered a host of drinks from a friendly patron. When they return believe it must be merely his size dwarfing the glass of soda,...
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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 Future of Dutch Politics?

September 8, 2010

Journalism wasn’t Kai Heijneman’s first choice for a career and he readily admits it won’t be his last. Kai first studied Artificial Intelligence in Nijmegen before he moved to Hogeschool Utrecht. But the Arnhem native believes his long-term future lies in politics. “In that regard I’m in the right course now and also with...
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