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The Dutch Way highlights diversity and richness in Dutch culture and language. It takes you on a bicycle trip through South Holland. The dikes, windmills, canals and cows we’ll see along the way will inspire our posts on the origin of certain Dutch expressions and proverbs. We laten er geen gras over groeien, so read on! More Info

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Traffic Sign to Prevent Cyclists Taking The Hague Dunes Footpath

June 25, 2016 by Verita's Experience

Many cyclists coming from Scheveningen are tempted to take the Wieringsepad, a footpath in Westduinpark, as it is both adventurous and offers lovely sights. Residents and hikers became annoyed with… Read more…

Categories: Cycling

Drievliet and the first Dutch form of public transport

June 10, 2016 by Verita's Experience

A time when Drievliet was not yet an amusement park and the Dutch were beginning to utilize the first form of public transportation in Holland. From Leiden to Delft by… Read more…

Categories: history Netherlands

Scheveningseweg: First Paved Road in the Netherlands

May 25, 2016 by Verita's Experience

The Scheveningseweg, the road which leads from The Hague to Scheveningen, celebrated its 350th anniversary last year. During spring and summer it’s full of lush trees, making the trip to… Read more…

Categories: history Netherlands

Cycle Tour Delft Area: Two Windmills and a Summer Residence

May 10, 2016 by Verita's Experience

  During the upcoming long Pentecost weekend of 14-16 May 2016, the Netherlands celebrates National Windmill Day(s) followed by the Day of the Castle. And, since May is also the… Read more…

Dutch Ways to Enjoy Spring in the Dutch Countryside

April 10, 2016 by Verita's Experience

A long long time ago I wrote a post featuring an old cow.  I didn’t want to drag up old stories oude koeien uit de sloot halen back then and I do… Read more…

Categories: Dutch traditions

Dutch Ways to Easter Vlöggeln

March 26, 2016 by Verita's Experience

Like many Christian holidays Easter is a colourful mix of pagan rites and Christian ceremonies. The so called typical Dutch ways of celebrating Easter such as putting on new clothes… Read more…

Categories: Dutch traditions

Dutch Ways to Being a Farmer

March 10, 2016 by Verita's Experience

Life in the Dutch countryside is not always as easy as it seems. This is evident in the exhibition Farmer Folk: Adventures on the Countryside on display at the Photography Museum… Read more…

Dutch Ways for Experiencing The Hague Life and Language

February 26, 2016 by Verita's Experience

Big white sneakers and tracksuit on, stomach out and mullet done. Today we’re going Haags with Haagse Harry (Harry from the Hague).     Unlike his elite fellow citizen Haags… Read more…

Categories: Dutch language

Dutch Ways to Pilgrimage and Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2016 by Verita's Experience

In a small village near Eindhoven, one can find a Dutch version of  Lourdes, France. And this town has  connection to Saint Valentine.  In this post, The Dutch Way will… Read more…

Categories: Dutch traditions

The Hague Cycle Tour: Art Colours the Street

January 25, 2016 by Verita's Experience

A cycle route full of colours and art is hidden in The Hague. It’s not one many people know of, although they probably pass parts of it every day. In… Read more…