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I Am Dutch

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    Zijn er hier ook leuke nederlandse mensen om

    mee te praten? :) Are there any nice people on this site who live in the Netherlands to talk with?
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Purely Historically

    The year is 1650, and at Meppel in the province of Drenthe a boy child is born, and baptised by his father with the name Roellof.  At thirteen years of age he sailed on the ship "Rosebaum" to New Netherland, under arrangement to serve one Simon De Groot.  His name appears on...
    DesertRanger DesertRanger 66-70, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    My Husband Is Dutch

    I am Asian and my husband is Dutch. He lives in my corner of the world now. Our cultures clash. He has had a very liberal life compared to mine. If there is a misunderstanding he always says this what most of the Dutch do. Some stories have shocked me. Can anyone enlighten me...
    Cheyenne02 Cheyenne02 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    Kom Terug!!! :(

    NEE! Alle verhalen in deze groep zijn zo OUD! Zijn er geen nederlanders meer op EP? Oke eigenlijk is deze groep niet echt voor nederlanders als in ja ik woon in nederland of ik heb het land echt wel eens gezien, maar eerder familieleden van me zijn er eens geweest.. Ik wil niet...
    honestlyme honestlyme 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    Black Dutch

    Like most American's, I have a little of a lot of things. I didn't start studying my ancestry until about three years ago. It was kind of a team effort with my cousin.My cousin was born darker skinned and our whole family is pale skinned. At one time she even accused my aunt of...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Ask??!!

    Dear dutchy's I've lived in The Netherlands for all my life... If you have any questions, maybe i can help finding anwsers, or give a direction where to look!! Doeiii Regards Moontrick
    Moontrick Moontrick 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    My Dutch Roots

    The accomplishments of my familly on my Dutch side make me really proud of my heritage. When my grandmother was girl, she came here with her parents who gave her a Dutch name. She still went by her Dutch nickname and would always sign her paintings that way-- even though she went...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 3 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Past Life On A Nother Planet

    maybe it's hard to understand but for me it feels normal to think this way I have a wife and a daughter now seen 2 times their planet similar to earth but the houses are smaller and there are more trees, more nature more healthy everything the little girl came up to me not older...
    soufian1984 soufian1984 26-30, M Dec 1, 2012

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    100% Nl

    Yes i am 100% Dutch and proud of it. I mean i love my country but only to a certain degree. Such a small country with such a big history and still pushing forward. If i can tell you anything about the Netherlands it will be that it is almost entirely build by people. Centuries...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    I'm Dutch, But Not Proud...

    A lot of people say that you should be proud if your Dutch... But I really don't feel that way. Why I don't know.
    linda linda 21-25, F 19 Responses Oct 18, 2006

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    My dad immigrated from the Netherlands

    when he was 2. For the longest time, my Oma would refuse to speak English. After coming to terms with what had happened, (being under German occupation during both World Wars) she acceppted the fact that she needed to learn English. When my dad met my mom, I think that he was...
    marine0351 marine0351 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    A Poem Called "cutter's Lullaby"

    I am a cutter an I am also a poet. When I was fifteen I started to really get into writing poetry when I was with my ex-fiance Jonathan Wood. When we broke up when I was sixteen this was one of the poems that I wrote, because I was in a horrible depression and I wanted to cut...
    PhoenixLily PhoenixLily 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    So My Father Says.

    I really don't know much about my Dutch heritage besides that it's somewhere on my father's side of the family. One day I will probably look deeper into it.
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2011

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    The Dutch In Me.

    I had wanted to wait until I had more details about my heritage to write in this group. But I figured oh well and am now going to write one anyway. I am Dutch on my dads side of my family. My maiden name was Crownover, which was origanally something like Van Kowenhoven/Kouenhoven...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    About That

    I have a Dutch last name and can read a little but really I am an american but I do know 2 other languages besides english and my grandma 2 generations ago was dutch
    r3s3lliebers r3s3lliebers 18-21 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Proud to Be a Dutch

    Born and raised in the Netherlands, of Dutch parents, grandparents and so on. The first occurring foreign lines in our history take place around the 15th century.  I'm proud of what my country accomplishes, not so proud about a few other things, but that is the same for...
    DutchPerson DutchPerson 41-45 6 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    I've always been interested in the Netherlands.

    My grandparents are from there and speak highly of it. As I have dutch citizenship and passport I've been considering moving there, it sounds so lovely. Are there any tips on where to move to?
    cheechako cheechako 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 9

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    HATSEKLATS! ..ende Zeau.

    Okay, I might not be 100% Dutch, but I'm "geboren en getogen" in Holland. It amazes me I haven't already come across folk from the Netherlands on my own, here on EP. I wouldn't mind it. "Hoe meer zielen, hoe meer vreugd!", right?
    PinkBunnyProject PinkBunnyProject 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    Ik Schrijf Dit Omdat Ik Hou Van Het Nederlands Van Mijn Opa.

    Van mijn vier grootouders is er slechts één van 'boven de Moerdijk': de vader van wijlen mijn moeder. Hij ontmoette haar moeder in het Amsterdamse tijdens onze 'wereldoorlog I'. Van mijn opa herinner ik mij dat hij goed kon 'klaverjassen'. Ik heb de finesses van dat kaartspel...
    weel1909 weel1909 61-65, M Mar 1, 2011

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    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 20

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    Hallo Allemaal,

    Ik ben benieuwd of er op deze site ook Nederlanders zijn, die op dit moment nog in Nederland wonen.
    Desiderius Desiderius 41-45 10 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Proud To Be Dutch

    I was raised Dutch and I loved my childhood. My family immigrated in the 1950's. I am the last of a dying family and it makes me sad to know that my child will not get the experiences I have had. I married a Dutchman and I love my last name. I even named my second born son...
    KJsMama KJsMama 22-25, F 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    My Great Granny

    My great granny was Dutch and she lived in holand all her life then when my granny was birth she moved to England so I am one quarter dutch
    Charliechew Charliechew 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    My Dutch Name

    Hi. My name is Katrien and Kathrin is my English name. Katrien means pure. My bijnaam is stijgen. My nickname is this because I always 'rise above' my situations.  I was born in Holland, and I quickly learned Nederlandse (Dutch). At age two my family moved to the Verenigde...
    standintherain standintherain 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    yaraavt yaraavt 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Do You Really Know Your Freinds??

    i moved to where i live now 5 years ago. i had been homeschooled my whole life until then. but when we moved here my parents decided to put me in public school. i had never been more scared in my whole life!!! i had moved from a small town to a huge one. when i got there on the...
    outside12 outside12 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Don't Trust Translations - Pas Op Met Vertalingen.

    In Dutch I wanted to say: Het is nogal wiedes dat als Cor een kaper is en alle kapers baarden hebben, dat Cor dan een baard heeft. Het is vanzelfsprekend dat als Cor een kaper is, dat hij dan een baard heeft, want alle kapers hebben baarden. Uiteraard leidt het feit dat Cor een...
    weel1909 weel1909 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Stoven Of Inhebben? (a Story In Flemish, Dutch.)

    Bezuiden jullie rijksgrens zeggen wij: "iemand een pee stoven". Dat blijkt een onvertaalbare uitdrukking te zijn, die in het standaard Nederlands niet voorkomt. (En in de online-VanDale ook niet.) Het heeft niets te maken met "de pee inhebben" (tenzij als resultaat). Bestaat er...
    weel1909 weel1909 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    Well Partly

    According to my dad, I'm American Dutch. Whatever that is suppose to mean.I don't know much about my heritage because my mom hates talking about her family and my dad's family almost all gone. He has a real hard time talking about them since he lost both his parents so close...
    lanacat lanacat 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    'black Pete'

    Okay so there is this tradition in the Netherlands, it's called 'sinterklaas' and it is a lot like christmas. Let me tell you the story. Every year around november, 'sinterklaas' is coming from is home in spain all the way to the Netherlands in a steamboat full of presents, his...
    ExperiencesOfMe ExperiencesOfMe 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Looking For Female Fatty/feedee

    hi im theo and im 16 years old 'skinny boy' im looking for a female fatty or feedee around 15-18 years that likes it to be fat and to become fatter and likes it to be feed
    Theofeedeelover Theofeedeelover 18-21, M Sep 11, 2011

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    How Can A Skinny Boy Like Me Get A Big Girl?

    How can a skinny boy like me get a big girl cuz im realy atracted to bigger girls Since my 12 but i m to a fraid to ask someone. Im 16 and 'it' never happend. And my second question is why do i love big girls is it Normal or is it strange cuz ppl laugh me out if i tell this .
    Theofeedeelover Theofeedeelover 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Ik Ook

    I'm not a nationalistic person really, but I belong to this group.Because I am Dutch, born and bred in the Netherlands, and I am glad to live in a country such as this one cause there are so many places in the world where life is really hard because of extreme poverty...
    MukaiTheDifferent MukaiTheDifferent 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Looking For A Female Feedee

    im a 16 year old boy looking for a female feedee i do anything she wants.
    Theofeedeelover Theofeedeelover 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Ja Ik Ook

    nou ik ben dus nederlands...ik woon in noord-holland de haarlemmermeer in een dorp genoemt nieuw-vennep...wat dus oersaai is hahaha...geboren in haarlem waar ik nu dan ook naar school gawat ik ontzettend leuk vind want het is best een coole stad en school:)and i,ll translate for...
    esmee35 esmee35 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Complicated But Considered Dutch

    If you were to get your hands on my ID and/or passport, you would quickly realize I am as Dutch as it gets. Born in the farmer territory province of Overijssel, with an ever so Dutch name. Yet, I cannot for the life of me speak the language. Yes I am Dutch, but only by birth...
    BounceAround BounceAround 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I Am Dutch

    Well I am American but I am mostly Dutch more than anything.  Both my mom and dad were Dutch with a couple other things.  I would love to see what Holland is like and to meet the people there.  It would be so interesting to learn more about the culture and my...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    Heritage From the Netherlands

    My fathers ancestors migated from the Netherlands, my maiden name is "Siereveld" and that is definitely very dutch!!  I actually found a distant relative who is in the Netherlands, I talk to her all the time, and I am VERY proud of my heritage. Anyone with that...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    I'm Dutch Too :)

    Someone said they weren't able to be proud of Holland.  Well I am ;) Hehe let me tell you something about Holland and the things I appreciate most about Holland. It's not such a beautifull country all the time when I'm sitting in the car driving with me dad to some...
    Cuirous Cuirous 16-18, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Being Dutch

    - I'm half Dutch, half French. I was born in the Netherlands and had a dual nationality at birth. I speak Dutch like a native and people here in the Netherlands will assume I'm a regular Dutch guy when they meet me. But growing up my family lived in different countries. From...
    GoneRogue GoneRogue 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Half Dutch

    I guess I'm half Dutch.My Mom was born in Amsterdam a few years before WWII. She lived through those war years as a young girl. She made it through but lost her Father during these years. As the youngest of 6, and with a very strong mother, they made it through the war and all...
    waltray77 waltray77 46-50, M Mar 19, 2011

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    I Have Dutch Families

    Well, i'm born in Aruba, which used to form part of the duth antilles. Here we are educated in the dutch language. Some aunts and uncles were born and live there.
    liza86 liza86 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Ik praat al meer dan 20 jaar Engels in allerlei situaties, maar toen ik hier op een gesprek in het Nederlands botste besefte ik dat ik echt ook graag in mijn moedertaal zou willen...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am Dutch, and just really curious what you guys think of Dutch people! Which stereotypes do you all have about us??? Like, all Dutch people are gay, smoke pot all day long and...
    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M 14 Responses Apr 2

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    I like Oban very much, having visited several times and not once failing to visit my favourite watering hole, "The Tartan Tavern" on the main street. It is narrowly fronted on the...
    nudrunuk nudrunuk 66-70, M a week ago

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    Giraffe bids farewll to the Dutch zookeeper dying of cancer:The heartwarming encounter between the mentally handicapped man named Mario and the majestic creature was arranged by...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I live in a very ****** up country when it comes to racism and discrimination. The bad thing is, everyone here sees himself as "extremely tolerant towards foreigners." Well, they...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    wowgoldmart wowgoldmart 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Often I tell people words of hope, strength, faith etc.. to give people back to themselves (or in hopes that I do that, let's put it that way!) because I simply love helping people...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Strange as it might sound because I’m married with a child but I don’t think I’ve ever truly gotten over my first love. I guess I’m thinking about it more now as I’m not...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I grew up so... Loud. I was always the first to talk and last to shut up. I guess people never knew I was troubled because I wasn't quiet. Because I knew if I didn't talk, they'd...
    FrenchRotterdammer FrenchRotterdammer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    No good deed ever goes unpunished. -Dutch
    TheDevour TheDevour 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm from Belgium, there's a Dutch musicband called Clouseau, and they wrote this song "Het zit vanbinnen" which means "It's inside" about beauty, that real beauty is inside people...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I like foldgers coffee. With hazelnut creamer, sugar and a little dutched cocoa.
    rexifelis rexifelis 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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