By guest blogger Joscha of Mus
"The Netherlands are a small, flat country with many
rivers and lots of ditches in the north of Europe.
Our capital is Amsterdam.
Our country is also well known for its painters. Famous
names are: Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.
Typically Dutch for tourists: cheese, windmills,
polders (landscape), tulips, dropjes (candy),
delfts blauw, bikes and wooden shoes.
The favorite sport for Dutch people is soccer.
Dutch people are always talking about the weather.
There is lots of rain so everyone needs some rain boots.
We often paint them!
Some typical Dutch food very loved by our three
children are herring, stroopwafels, hagelslag (chocolate
sprinkles), pindakaas, dropjes and biscuits with
little ‘muisjes’ (anise-based food).
Stroopwafels (syrup waffles) are a traditional Dutch
cookie treat. You can find more information here and a
recipe to make your own here.
Beschuit Met Muisjes (biscuits with little mice)
are traditionally served when a baby is born.
Symbols of Holland Felt Board
Choose your felt colors and staple around
the back of a canvas.
Print and cut patterns, trace onto felt and cut out.
Holland is brought to you by guest blogger, Joscha of
Mus. Joscha lives in Holland with her husband and
three young children. A visit to her blog is always a
treat with pictures of her beautiful children and living
the life in Holland :) She also has a little shop that
features her cute sparrow design hand-screened
onto clothing and paper prints.
If you have any questions about Holland
next few days and Joscha will answer them!
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