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Posts all about the famous Dutch tolerance or tolerantie as they say in Nederlands

Dutch Phrase of the Day ‘Dat was niet de Bedoeling’

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Dat was niet de bedoeling An incredibly handy Dutch phrase to know is ‘dat was niet de bedoeling’. This phrase is most commonly used in the Netherlands during the Sinterklaas season but can be heard all year round actually. Bedoeling noun: intention [noun] what a person plans or intends to do intent [noun] purpose; …

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The Dutch Burka Ban Law

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The Dutch Burka ban The Dutch Burka ban law makes wearing face-covering clothing in the Netherlands illegal. It went into effect on August 1st 2019. How are you all feeling? Much safer I hope. After all, between 150 to 400  women in a country of 17 million people are believed …

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Dutch Tolerance and the Xenophobia of University Students When Looking For Flatmates

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Xenophobia and ‘No Internationals’ In Apartment Ads xenophobia /zɛnəˈfəʊbɪə/ Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. “the resurgence of racism and xenophobia” synonyms: racism, racialism, racial hatred, ethnocentrism, ethnocentricity; nationalism, jingoism, isolationism; prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, bias; historicalapartheid; rarexenophoby “there must be no room for xenophobia in today’s Europe”   Casual Dutch Xenophobia ‘No Internationals!’ A number of …

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