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Confessions of a Dutch Reading Club

Confessions of a Dutch Reading Club

Patricia van Stratum

The title might not tickle your fancy but don’t let that put you off. Confessions of a Dutch Reading Club is the work of first time author Patricia van Stratum who has penned an unusual tale about a group of middle-aged Dutch folk and surprisingly, it works. When the reading club members are asked by a controversial priest to keep a journal and write a piece for a commemorative 10th Anniversary Book, they set about the task with trepidation. As... More >


Dutch Cooking: The New Kitchen

Dutch Cooking: The New Kitchen

Manon Sikkel & Michiel Klonhammer

If the idea of authentic Dutch cuisine fills you with horror, then you’re not alone. Even the authors of The New Kitchen admit that, ‘Dutch cooking does not, to say the least, have a very good international reputation.’ Amsterdam based writers Manon Sikkel and Michiel Klonhammer have penned numerous articles about their passion for traditional food and have enthusiastically updated some authentically rustic dishes in Dutch Cooking: The New Kitchen. You could be forgiven for thinking that there is little... More >


A Dictionary of Dutchness

A Dictionary of Dutchness

Robin Pascoe

The Dutch language can puzzle at the best of times but throw in an acronym or abbreviation and you’re suddenly faced with a riddle, wrapped in a mystery and deep-fried in breadcrumbs. What hope have we uninitiated English speakers got if we can’t tell the difference between a BOB and a TSB? Enter A Dictionary of Dutchness. All those quirky Dutchisms that have caught us off guard, drawn blank faces and LOL’d (laughed at loud) at our expense, have been... More >


At Home in Holland

At Home in Holland

The American Women’s Club of The Hague

A practical guide for all new arrivals, At Home in Holland has been published since 1963 by the American Women’s Club of The Hague, a non-profit organization and registered Dutch charity. website More >