The Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) calls itself the Royal Dutch Society of Arts and Sciences in English. The organisation, which aims to ‘promote the quality of scientific and scholarly work’ can trace its roots back to 1808 and is located in a splendid 17th century mansion in Amsterdam known as the Trippenhuis.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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