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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 4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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 14 Responses Jan 9

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    For all the people on the MH17.

    ... and their loved ones....
    Float77 Float77 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 20

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    Ik ben een Nederlander

    and a American. Geweldig land alleen haat aan de grammatica. Great country but I hate the grammar.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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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 4 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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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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    Landgenoten.....

    Beste landgenoten overzee, ik eet momenteel een broodje Hema rookworst.................(lol)
    misszaskia misszaskia 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 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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    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 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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    The Dutch Don't Do Dutchness

    Accidentally bumped into this group and find it seriously strange. Here for non-related content myself but completely dutch and living in Rotterdam. In general the most dutch thing to do is to ignore these matters and get on with your life. The dutch just don't celebrate their...
    misszaskia misszaskia 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    One Hundred Percent

    It seems that there are not many of you that our really Dutch. Well, I am. I was born in the Netherlands and am still living here. And proud of it too. XxX Akwagrll
    Akwagrll Akwagrll 51-55, F 11 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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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 5 Responses Mar 21

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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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    TLCdaddy TLCdaddy 41-45, M Mar 5, 2013

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    As I live in the south-west area,

    this is a local specialty! Your fingers will keep sticky for the rest of the day, after you ate a Bolus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rGOD_LfKC8
    whoizzupdude whoizzupdude 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 9

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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 5 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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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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    Ik Was Een Nederlander

    Was born in Holland but left for Canada when I was young still have family etc. in Holland
    cowboyjoe cowboyjoe 66-70, M 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    I've been born and raised in the Netherlands,

    still live there and am not planning on ever leaving it, except for a vacation. Not all traditions mean that much to me, but I have things working out for me here in many practical ways and I'm not enough of a risk taker to leave everything behind and hope to find reasonable...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 4 Responses May 1

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    And I like it. I have been to a lot of other

    countries, but there's no place like your own hometown. Look at this wonderful picture I took at the riverbank near home. It looks so peaceful..
    stjohannes stjohannes 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    lesbianphyvxx lesbianphyvxx 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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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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    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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    zijn er andere die ook Nederlands zijn?

    are there others that are dutch to?
    ihaveadarksoul ihaveadarksoul 16-17, F 16 Responses Jul 15

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    Lijkt Het Nou Zo Of......

    ......zijn er maar zo weinig nederlands talige mensen hier op ep. mijn engels is redelijk goed hoor in schrijven en in lezen maar gewoon eens wat nederlandse mensen ontmoeten is ook wel leuk. lekker kletsen in ons eigen taaltje. dan moet de rest iets meer moeite doen om te...
    miss1985 miss1985 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    One Hundred Percent

    It seems that there are not many of you that our really Dutch. Well, I am. I was born in the Netherlands and am still living here. And proud of it too. XxX Akwagrll
    Akwagrll Akwagrll 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2009

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    yaraavt yaraavt 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Qwitnie Qwitnie 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I am mixed. My great greatpa was a dutch.

    My grandpa from my dad was a chinese. And my grandma from mom was an indonesian. I got my dark brown hair from dutch, yellow white skin from chinese, and big round eyes from indonesian.
    iambacknow iambacknow 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Float77 Float77 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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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 11 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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