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Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is a traditional winter festival in The Netherlands. The celebration begins in the night before the birthday of Sinterklaas (5 December). Here are some of the celebration:

1. Schoen zetten (placing a shoe) : The children put the one of the shoes in the fire place. Because the zwarte piet will come to the house through the chimney. If the family doesn’t have fireplace, the children can put the shoes in the front door, back door or in front of a heater. As a return to the Sinterklaas, the children put a food for the horse (hay, carrot), a drawing or a poem. The next day, they get something delicious in the shoes.

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Dickens Festival Deventer

Dickens Festival or Dickens Festijn is a festival based on a famous Englishman writer Charles Dickens. The event held in two days in December, in the central city of Deventer. In this event, you can see character from the book in front of your eyes. Oliver twist, Mr. Pickwick, Scrooge, Marley and many more all there. Continue reading

Finding a room in The Netherlands

Finding a room in Netherlands is not easy, specially in Randstad area (Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam). So far, my favourite site is kamernet. You need to find a good location and also a good price. Then, you also consider your future housemate. After you give reaction to the room, if the landlord or future housemate like you, you usually get an invitation to see the house and interview. Some landlord invites other people who interest with the room in the same time. I will give you tips for you to find a room, because I had some experience choosing my new housemate : Continue reading