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Hallo! My name is Kristin and I am currently studying at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Nijmegen is a small city of 160,000 located on the eastern side of the country, close to Germany.

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Students held symbolic protest against rising fees As you might know, students in Europe in general have to pay way less than American students. In the Netherlands the tuition is about 1500 euros per year, which is more than our fellow students in France and Germany, for example, but it is feasible. Unfortunately, the State […]

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Hallo! Mijn naam is Maaike, and I’m back bringing you news from my home country; the Netherlands. After extending my stay last semester, and realizing I’d be here for four more months, I also realized I really missed my family, friends and basically everything that is Dutch. Therefore I went back home for Christmas break […]

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One of the most popular of Royal Family dies at 93 Prince Bernard, the oldest member of the Dutch Royal Family died last week. He was the husband of late Queen Juliana who died last March of Alzheimer. Bernard died of several forms of cancer and hadn’t been in public for a while. He was […]

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Director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam There is one really big new item in The Netherlands right now, which is overshadowing all the other (both national and international) news. The Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh (no relation to the painter, I think) was shot and stabbed in Amsterdam on Tuesday Nov 2. So far […]

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Dutch singer writes history posthumously 40,000 people in the Arena (football club Ajax’ stadium) to attend an event that was also watched live on TV by 5 million Dutch people. It wasn’t a football game, or a royal wedding (the only other two types of events that typically get so many viewers)… it was a […]

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Dutch PM released from hospital Jan Peter Balkenende, the Dutch Prime Minister, was in the hospital for a serious foot infection for a couple of weeks, he even got a skin transplantation and was finally released October 15. Apparently some people, the media and the PM himself think his return will restore the peace in […]

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Important Dutch News Every year on the third Tuesday of September the Minister of Finances publishes the budget for the next year. Obviously the department of Finances makes the budget (which is actually only a proposal, open for discussion), but Queen Beatrix is the one who gets to announce the major points. She does this […]

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Hi, I’m Maaike, 22 years old, and I’m from the Netherlands (in Europe), AKA Holland. I’ve lived in the capital Amsterdam for 3,5 years. Most people immediately think about drugs, and yeah that is a large part of Amsterdam life… for tourists… Luckily a lot of people who went there also know about the great […]