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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
World Cup: Where would a couple of hip Dutch dudes go to watch the final in Vegas?
posted by Dragonness
on Jul 9, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Please help me create the greatest scavenger hunt in Amsterdam ever! [more inside]
posted by Unred
on Feb 21, 2009 -
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?
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 19, 2008 -
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 -
I'm looking for a copy of the 1979 Dutch film "Opname" (U.S. title: "In for Treatment"), to rent or buy. [more inside]
posted by JimN2TAW
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I would like to learn to speak Dutch. Would it be better to move to London and practice Dutch on weekends in the Netherlands, or just relocate there for full immersion? [more inside]
posted by four panels
on Aug 30, 2007 -