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Dutch Word of the Week Plofkraken

photo of a plofkraak

Plofkraken and the closing of ATMs at night in the Netherlands The term ‘plofkraak’ and it’s plural form ‘plofkraken’ is a combination of the words ‘plof’ which means explosion and ‘kraak’ which means ‘break-in’ or ‘robbery’. Plofkraak/Plofkraken is the term used for an increasingly common form of ATM robbery whereby …

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Burgernet

The Shallow Man has been trembling with excitement at the prospect of attending the art of brick exhibition at the Amsterdam Expo. The exhibition presents sculptures made entirely out of lego, something that naturally appeals to a man whose appreciation of culture begins and ends with low-fat yoghurt. I¬†recently received …

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