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Feasability of importing used Dutch / Danish / German bike to USA

Does anyone have experience with trying to import *used* Dutch bikes (or Danish, or German, etc) into the USA? I've only been able to find *new* bikes for sale, and they tend to cost much more than similarly priced American / Chinese / Taiwanese re-makes (Linus, WorkCycles, Etc). [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Jul 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I apply for Dutch Citizenship?

I'm a child of a Dutch immigrant to the USA. Is it possible for my father, who naturalized as a child to the USA at the age of 10, to renew his NL passport? [more inside]
posted by kmeryl on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

What is this (early, probably Dutch) picture?

This is a souvenir tile my wife's parents bought in Holland 30-odd years ago. We'd like to work out where the picture comes from.
posted by monkey closet on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me sing a Dutch nursery rhyme to my daughter

My dad (who was Dutch) used to sing two nursery rhyme/children's songs to us and the grandchildren of my family. He passed away a few years ago and I'd like to sing it to my daughter but I have no idea how to spell (or even really pronouce the song title). Can you help me google it? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

What should I expect when voting in a Dutch municipal election?

I'm an American who has lived in Groningen for over 5 years. I am voting in the municipal elections this Wednesday, but I have no idea what to expect when I go to the voting location. My Dutch is not that great. If someone could fill me in on what I should expect when I go to vote, that would be great!
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Heeft een van de commentatoren in deze video hebben W. Vlaamse accent?

Does one of the commentators in this video have a West Flemish accent? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Sep 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch?

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch? I *think* so? I'm confused by the internet. [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 answers

I'm looking for some French or Dutch language podcasts

I'm looking for some French or Dutch language podcasts that I can use to practice my comprehension. However, I'm looking for something more like Uhh Yeah Dude, Jordan Jesse Go!, or another "two people talking, being funny, and themselves" type podcast, rather than an NPR type show. Do any shows come to mind?
posted by spacetableleg on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommend a good Dutch immersion course in the Netherlands

I find myself in the extraordinary position of having two weeks' vacation to use up by the end of the year, and I've decided that what I want to do is to go to the Netherlands and take an immersion beginner's Dutch course, likely in November. [more inside]
posted by sldownard on Aug 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Which cooking oil(s) will be least likely to turn rancid?

I cook with Dutch Oven sometimes. After you cook, you clean and very lightly oil the oven. Problem is, I don't use the dutch oven often so the next time I cook, the oil is rancid. I've read that Coconut oil never goes rancid and is the best to use. I've read that Crisco never goes rancid and is the best to use. I've read the oil with the highest smokepoint (avocado oil) is the best to use. I've read that the oil with the lowest oxidation index is the best to use (I have no idea which oil that is). No one seems to know. If any one of you have advice or knowlege, I would like to hear it!
posted by luvmywife on Jul 30, 2013 - 15 answers

Not your regular fro yo

Is there someplace in the L.A. area that sells Albert Heijn's Yoghurtijs? Or somewhere I can order it? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Jan 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Dutch Big Brother

Does the Netherlands keep any records of the foreigners who have previously lived in the country? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Jul 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Value of antique charcoal drawings

Two charcoal drawings were left behind when both my parents recently transitioned. We are attempting to establish their value. Both appear to be very old, Dutch in nature and both feature large sailboats and people "working" on shore. Each is about 36 inches long and about 30 inches tall. The artists name appears to be Janssam or Janssau...the "end-swirl" of the last letter of the name curves up and hovers over the name, back to the first "s". I have a photo of one drawing but haven't yet figured out how to post a picture on this site. Any help or suggestion toward identifying these pictures is greatly appreciated.
posted by Mickiezada on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me keep my computer and camera charged on vacation!

I'm traveling from the US to St. Maarten on Friday - having never been outside the US before, charging my computer and cameras, etc never occurred to me to be an issue, but I've learned that it will be. [more inside]
posted by blaneyphoto on Mar 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Ik spreek geen Nederlands

Best/smoothest way of learning Dutch (hopefully online)? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Jan 26, 2012 - 22 answers

How to go from art to sciences?

How do I go about changing my life/major/degree in a foreign country? (Bonus: I'm not fluent in the language spoken in this country) [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Jan 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Which bicycle brand is better?

Assuming all other features of the bicycles are identical, and the price is the same, which brand is better: Batavus, Giant, or Raleigh? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Nov 15, 2011 - 22 answers

Joppie Saus worth trying in Holland

Where can I find Joppie Saus in the USA (New York City even better) without paying $25 for shipping? [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Nov 1, 2011 - 9 answers

I just bought a dutch oven. What should I make in it?

I just bought a dutch oven. What should I make in it? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Sep 24, 2011 - 33 answers

Any accountants / tax lawyers in NYC area that do Dutch taxes?

Any accountants / tax lawyers in NYC area that do Dutch taxes? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo on Aug 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Visa to Netherlands.

Is it possible for a Filipino citizen currently backpacking in Malaysia to get a tourist visa for the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissItneg on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you provide me with advice for a summer in Holland?

Can you provide me with some useful advice in preparation for my summer in Holland? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Mar 17, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I gain a reading knowledge of Dutch on my own?

How do I go about gaining a reading knowledge of Dutch on my own, and what is important to emphasize when doing so? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

How to get chocolate delivered to Leiden this week for cheap?

How can I get a small amount of chocolate or similar delivered to a friend in the Netherlands this week? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Feb 14, 2011 - 6 answers

New Year's Eve dining in Delft, Netherlands?

My girlfriend and I will be in Delft in the Netherlands over New Year's and would like to book a nice 3 to 4 course meal on New Year's Eye in a moderately priced restaurant. Can the hive mind recommend anything? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Dec 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Lilliputian Execution in the kitchen

Just got my gf a set of three .25 quart cast iron mini-cocottes. What delicious vegetarian recipes can she make with them? [more inside]
posted by gettingpaidforthis on Oct 22, 2010 - 8 answers

World Cup final in Vegas

World Cup: Where would a couple of hip Dutch dudes go to watch the final in Vegas?
posted by Dragonness on Jul 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Spanish and Dutch snack suggestions?

My friends and I are having a World Cup viewing party for the final on Sunday, and we're looking for suggestions for Spanish and Dutch food to cook and then enjoy during the game. [more inside]
posted by elsewhen on Jul 9, 2010 - 24 answers

Dutch bike rental in CT?

Does anyone know of a place to rent a Dutch-style bike near New Haven, CT? [more inside]
posted by vim876 on Jun 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Rockin In The Old World

I'm an American. Help me create a playlist for our European vacation: Songs that celebrate or mention England, Denmark, or Holland. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Apr 9, 2010 - 32 answers

Help me untangle some medieval script!

Caption on a quirky German or Dutch woodblock print of a cat-- I'm unable to pick apart this script, can you help? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Apr 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Missing sentence in English translation of Homo Ludens

Any Dutch linguists out there that can help me with this sentence? [more inside]
posted by thesailor on Mar 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Spreekt u Nederlands?

Where can I learn Dutch in New York? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Feb 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?

Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

What are these Dutch words I grew up hearing?

Please help me learn more about these Dutch words I heard while growing up. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jan 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Attendance at a Sinterklaas Party

Should I go to a Sinterklaas party in the U.S. when its holiday tradition of black Peters makes me really uncomfortable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 29 answers

Money Matters

Am I being unreasonable to think that my SO should pay for more things in our relationship just because he makes 10 times more than me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 100 answers

What does this line of Dutch translate to in English?

Help me figure out this line of Dutch dialogue! [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Nov 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Books on 17th c. Anglo-Dutch maritime wars?

Looking for good books/resources about the 17th century Anglo-Dutch maritime wars. For a project I'm doing, I'd like to get more historical detail about what the Dutch call the English Wars and what the English call the Dutch wars. While I am interested in the specific facts, I'm more interested in getting a sense of time and place, both for those who were at sea and for those at home in the two countries. Do you know any fascinating books (non-fiction or historical fiction) that reference these events?
posted by judith on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me, uh, go Dutch!

I'm half Dutch, but I've never been to The Netherlands. On my first trip there, where should I go, and what should I do, to get a better understanding of contemporary Dutch culture and language? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Dutch name translation

I have found a written reference to a person with a last name of: ten Thije ook genoemd Boonkkamp. I am assuming that it is Dutch? and can anyone transliterate it into English, especially the non-capitalized parts? Does it mean 'Thije' who is married to 'Boonkkamp' or anything like that?
posted by eaglehound on Sep 25, 2009 - 8 answers

Ik heb... financialaidie?

NetherlandsFilter: As a Dutch citizen, am I eligible for financial aid for school in the United States? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Baggy trousers

I want to get me some traditional Dutch trousers, like these. [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling on Mar 21, 2009 - 4 answers

How much Dutch do I need to learn?

How much Dutch do I need to learn if my goal is to be able to read Donald Duck comic scans online ? More details and sample pages inside. [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Mar 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Unidentified Dutch ships in a pen-and-wash drawing

Unidentified Dutch pen-and-ink drawing: anyone familiar with this type of ship? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Feb 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Unique Amsterdam

Please help me create the greatest scavenger hunt in Amsterdam ever! [more inside]
posted by Unred on Feb 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Recipe for truly succulent, traditional Jewish brisket?

How do you make truly tender, succulent Jewish-style brisket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Bessengever, anyone?

Where can I buy bessengenever? [more inside]
posted by Arch1 on Dec 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Dutch, English, both...

Walking down the street one day in Amsterdam, you encounter an art-thing (sculpture/installation) that's broadcasting audio. The audio includes spoken poems. Would you expect these poems to be in Dutch? Would you feel alienated if they were in English, or if some were in English and some in Dutch? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Sep 19, 2008 - 12 answers

"Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen." Gee, where does the stress fall?

Is there an online Dutch dictionary that shows diacritical marks for the pronunciation and stress of the word? [more inside]
posted by softsantear on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

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