On Thursday the 27th of September, Wijnhaven was transformed into a full Dutch market. Students had the chance to visit this ‘Dutch Day’ to get to know everything they wanted about Dutch culture and traditions. Students could take a course in the most important Dutch words, such as ‘Albert Heijn bonuskaart’. They could take a chance in playing traditional Dutch games, like ‘stoelendans’ (dancing with chairs). Furthermore, some Dutch students helped to learn internationals the most original and beautiful pick-up lines. Some more serious matters like how to open a bank account, or get a bike or insurance were also discussed. Students could taste traditional Dutch delicacies: stroopwafels and roze koeken for example. And last, but not least, students had the chance to learn everything about Dutch traditions: from the Dutch anthem to rules about hanging the Dutch flag. A lot of students visited the Dutch Day and had the chance to ask all the questions they wanted and to try different things: we just hope the Dutch pick-up lines did not scare them away..
By Roos Neven