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I Am Dutch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13 Responses Feb 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    lesbianphyvxx lesbianphyvxx 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    zijn er andere die ook Nederlands zijn?

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

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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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    TLCdaddy TLCdaddy 46-50, M Mar 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    For all the people on the MH17.

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

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    yaraavt yaraavt 16-17, F Mar 26

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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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