Dictionary of Dutchness


Korfbal is a ball game similar to netball in which men and women play alongside each other but separately – a team consists of four men and four women who can only attack or defend against people of the same sex. Korfbal was invented by Dutch schoolteacher Nico Broekhuysen who adapted a game he saw in Sweden in 1902 by replacing the hoop with a basket (korf). It is now played in 50 countries.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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