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Carnaval

Carnaval is a big party in south part of The Netherlands (Limburg and Noord-Brabant), such as Maastricht, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Tilburg, Eindhoven and many more. The tradition began long time ago, as part of catholic believe. Nowadays, Dutch people in the south celebrate the carnaval by partying 5 days in a row and wear a costume outfit. In Sunday (or Monday) a parade of decorated car go around the city, it called “groot optocht“. The next day,  little kid together with their classmate walked with costume. Some car prepared by the carnaval club. In the night young people go party in the club and wear costume. This festival held between February and March, it always different every year. It’s too complicated for me to explained how Dutch decide the carnaval week. Continue reading

Biking in Netherlands

Bike is the most important thing you need to have to survive in The Netherlands. Why? because biking is more flexible (time and destination), more healthy, more environment friendly and the bus is too expensive 😛
You don’t have to be shame or afraid. In Netherlands, the main street always have a bike path and car here most of the time respect the bikers. Even in the crossroad in some city, there is a special traffic light for bikers. You just need press the button and wait until green. Remember, in some part of the city, biking is not allowed, such as city centraal (centrum). Continue reading