Hello. Fancy seeing you here! I hope you are well.
This is my blog about all things Dutch. I ramble on a bit but I’m sure there are some good bits in here somewhere. I have been learning Dutch for a little over 6 months now. The end game is to end up there but until that happens I will just write about it.
In this blog you will find my ramblings on about learning the language, my highly opinionated views on big news stories and general reviews about movies, music and books etc.
This category contains all of my lesson information, class notes and important language learning tips and tricks I collect along the way! So if you’re learning Dutch or just interested in seeing how rubbish mine is then these posts should give you everything you need to know.
This section includes my opinions on all the major news stories in The Netherlands and around the world. My views are my own and I always try to be super honest which means that it’s probably not politically correct!
This category contains reviews. My opinions on Dutch TV, Movies, Books etc. as well as the odd product review here and there.
If for any reason you would like to contact me then please, please do. I always reply to people, I have people who ignore my messages! Also I am always grateful for a cheeky new follower on Twitter or Instagram (my favourite new social media platform!) and it is lovely to receive notes or messages from other people either with a love of The Netherlands, a passion for the language or if you just have something sweet to share.
Send through any recommended blogs too. I am always on the hunt for finding a new tip and learning from others.
My plan was to put this brilliant interactive map up with all the different places I’ve been and stuff but it turns out I don’t really know how to use WordPress to that level so unfortunately I’m just going to have to list the places. Sorry!
Lets start with somewhere I can add a map for. When I go to The Netherlands I stop in a town called Zwijndrecht. This is in the south of Holland about 45mins away from Schipol.
Over the last 5 years I have visited many different places!
This is a bit of an ongoing list and I will check with my Dutch buddies if there is anywhere I’ve missed off.
My name is Maria and I’m British. I am 23 and have set myself a small challenge. I am going to use this blog to talk a little bit about me, my slight obsession with The Netherlands and my journey into learning Dutch.
Once Upon A Time some five or six years ago I discovered the Netherlands and gradually fell in love with all things dutch. After indulging in many little trips to and from Holland during my student days I am now in a position to fully accept and admit my undying love for the country, the culture, the food (well some of it) and their general way of life. I survived this long without speaking any of the language, it is time to pull my finger out!
When looking on the internet for blogs and guides to The Netherlands and the Dutch language I really struggled to find anything hence where the idea for this blog has come from. I do ramble on and I can’t really promise that everything I post will be all that fantastic but I’m using this space to chart my learning progress and share any useful tips I learn along the way, introduce people to the epic-ness of the country and there will of course be the odd random post because, well…just because.
Thank You for taking the time out to read, comment and show such an interest in Dutch and the things I have to say. I reply to everything and love finding new tips. Life is complicated enough without sharing the love every once in a while right?!