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Dutch up! The Dutch Holy Horse (the bicycle)

Dutch up! workshop (about The Dutch Holy Horse: bicycles)


Question: What’s the difference between a Dutchie and a foreigner? Answer: the foreigner notices all the bicycles and the Dutchie doesn’t.

In The Netherlands we are used to the sight of bicycles. According to the Fietsersbond, there are 18 million bikes in the Netherlands. With 16,7 million inhabitants, this means there are more bikes than people. No wonder our country spends 400 million euro a year on bicycle infrastructure!

On Sunday November 30 there will be the second edition of Dutch up! in Central Library The Hague. This edition will be all about the first thing every foreigner notices when arriving in Holland: our many bicycles a.k.a. The Dutch Holy Horse. First we watch a short documentary together, followed by a short lecture by teacher Dr. Ruud Hisgen. Then we will form little groups, make exercises and discuss the answers together.

Dutch up! is a great way to practise speaking Dutch while also learning more about typical Dutch subjects. You have to have at least a basic knowledge of Dutch to be able to fully participate (level A2 and higher). Registration required: send an email to

Click here for an impression of the first edition of Dutch up!.

> What? Dutch up! workshop about The Dutch Holy Horse (the bicycle)
> When? Sunday 30 November 13:30 – 15:30 hrs
> Where? Central Library The Hague (Spui 68, Den Haag)
> Registration? The entrance is free, please register by sending an email to


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