Tag: Netherlands

Do not miss out: train ticket to Paris for €29

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Do you love Paris as much as we do?

ActieVanDeDag has partnered with Thalys to offer train tickets from the Netherlands to Paris, for the period 12 November 2019 until 20 January 2020, for only € 29 one way or € 58 for a round-trip.

The action is active until 20 October, but the tickets get sold out at the speed of light, so hurry up! The sale link is under the cut.

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What you need to know when ordering stuff abroad

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Photo by PostNL.

If you like ordering cheap gadgets and other stuff from AliExpress (and similar online stores) like I do, you may find this useful.

For all shipments originating from within the EU no extra charges are to be paid in the Netherlands.

For all other countries, the Dutch customs regulation establishes a duty-free threshold of € 22 per package.

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(In)offensive Dutch

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Photo by JillWellington.

It’s a known fact some common words in one language may sound pretty rude or even offensive in another. Furthermore, some words in the same language can be confusing.

Take Dutch and English.

If, for example, one typed “Buurvrouw, wat een mooie koolmezen, maar wat doet mijn haan op uw ezel?” into Google Translate, he’d be presented the following translation:

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Charge your mobile by swinging

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Photo by Koen Laureij.

The Dutch will never stop to impress me with their ingenuity.

Being sustainable is now trending in Europe—and in Holland in particular. So in June this year my client, NS, has installed a special kind of swing at the Utrecht Centraal railway station.

This new attraction was presented during the “Sustainability Week” (Duurzame Week), and it can charge your mobile phone!

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