Friday, September 26, 2014

S is for...

…Sinterklaas! The best Dutch holiday of the year! Every year, at the end of November, Sinterklaas and his friends come to the Netherlands with their stoomboot (steam ship) and on December 5th we celebrate his birthday. But instead of giving him presents, he gets us all kinds of gifts and candy! Isn’t he the greatest? Oh and the candy! Like pepernoten and oh boy oh boy, speculaas! That is a cookie full of yummy spices like cinnamon and such. It tastes so good! And…oh boy oh boy… schuimpjes too! Those are sweet, soft candies that you can really sink your teeth in… Well, me no have teeth, but you know what me means! It is kinda like meringue, but a little different… O no, now me is hungry!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

R is for...

…Rembrandt, a very famous Dutch painter! He was famous for painting portraits and he was greatly known for his special, mostly brown, golden and dark, colour patterns. His most famous piece is de Nachtwacht (The Nightwatch). Also his selfportrait is very famous throughout the world. Nathan Sawaya even made it with Lego bricks. (Rembrandt’s selfportrait made out Lego bricks)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sophisticated French Cookies

Remember me told you me have been to France for me vacation? No? Than you should follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram because me drops some words and pictures on social media too. But back on topic: me have been on vacation to beautiful France. And ofcourse me have tried out the local cookie cuisine…

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Q is for...

There are no yummy Dutch words starting with the letter Q. And me not know any cookies or cute animals that start with Q either. The only normal word me know is qua… It translates a bit as ‘like something’. Me could say in Dutch: Qua smaak zijn deze koekies heerlijk!, which would mean in English: In taste these cookies are delicious. But that is all me can think of…
A well, next week it will be much better. Trust me!

Picture: One very confused Cookie Monster

Saturday, September 13, 2014

P is for...

…Pino! He is Big Bird’s cousin living on the Dutch side of Sesame Street. Pino is also a very big bird, with gorgeous blue feathers and a great, sweet personality. Me sometimes visit him at his nest. Also starting with p is poppenkast (a puppet show at a puppet theatre). It is a children’s puppet show with old fashioned hand puppets with people hiding inside this wooden cabinet with a window in it. Jan Klaassen and Katrijn are the most famous hand puppets. There are often shows to see at the park, like a pretpark (amusement park) like the Efteling or other nice amusement parks in the Netherlands.