I was looking around on the internet searching for a tag for Dutch people. Because I’ve seen the British and the American Tag things. And I just wanted to do a Dutch one. I had to search a while, but I’ve found one! (thanks gewoonmarieke.com for creating this tag.) The questions where in Dutch but after a short Youtube search I found a link to the blog of Stephanie Eva and she saved me the trouble of translating the questions!
1. One or more cookies with your tea?
Depending on the type of cookie. But mostly 2, except in restaurants/bars when you order a coffee or a tea you normally just get 1.
2. What is your favourite stamppot (mash pot)?
First things first let me explain what it is: it’s dish made of a combination of mashed potatoes with one or several other vegetables mashed in it.
I’m not a big fan of most Stamppot dishes. I just don’t like potatoes that much I’m more a rice and pasta kind of woman. Anyways, the Stamppot I like most is called Hutspot, which has carrot and onion mashed into the potatoes. I like this best served with speklappen (bacon I think is the closest thing to them) and some Rookworst (which is a Dutch smoked sausage) and off course some gravy.
3. Which Dutch Holiday do you like the most?
Sinterklaas, because I still enjoy watching him arrive every year. Also my nieces still believe and that makes it more fun.
4. What is your favourite place in Holland?
Either Amsterdam or the forest I used to live in. Amsterdam because I love big cities and walking around or just sitting somewhere watching people. The forest because it’s nice and green and I know it so well I can even walk around in there when it’s dark and not get lost.
5. What is your favourite accent?
I really don’t know, there are just some I like the mimic when I hear them those are: Tilburgs, Rotterdams and Amsterdams. Those are like the accents you hear in those cities.
6. Which word for you is typical Dutch?
Gezellig. Because there’s just not a proper translation for the word. And it can also have different meanings depending on the situation you use the word.
7. Which typical Dutch tradition do you like the most?
Eating Oliebollen at new years eve. I bloody love me some Oliebollen, we also buy them at a stand when there’s a Kermis (Fair). If I’m really honest I can eat oliebollen every day of the year, they taste so good and the smell is just amazing. I think Oliebollen are probably more known as Dutch Doughnuts outside the Netherlands. Oliebollen are best enjoyed warm and with powdered sugar on top.
8. Which Dutch saying is your favourite?
I’m not really into the sayings and I can’t really think of many. But the other day I saw a post on tumblr with some literal translations of Dutch sayings. and I just picked one of those because I thought it was hilarious.
“Het is pikdonker buiten” which translates as: “It’s dick black outside”
It means that it’s just really really dark outside.
9. Wat is your favourite Dutch store?
Hands down: Hema. I love that store you can buy almost anything there and it’s not super expensive.
10. Which media-known Dutch person do you like the most?
This is a question I really have to think about. I’m just not that into Dutch celebs. You know what I’m going with Anouk, she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 for our country and I just think she makes awesome music and I enjoy watching her on tv when she does interviews and things.
11. Which Dutch song do you like the most?
I’m going with Armen Open by Guus Meeuwis. Mostly because there’s a Banjo in this song and he’s the only Dutch singer I really enjoy listening to.
12. Herring? Yes or No?
Yes, I love me some raw herring with onions
Are there any questions in this tag you have an answer to? What Dutch things do you enjoy?