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veiligplekje · 6 months ago
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Straô  |  Every spring, eight weeks prior to Easter, a procession of flower-draped draft horses rides to the beach to wash their legs in Zeeland’s sea water. The straô, an age-old tradition on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland, concerns six villages. The evil spirits, which according to old tales would have gathered in the horses’ legs, are rinsed out.
Lees hier meer over het straô rieën.
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Disney Fairies celebrating Sinterklaas
Because I always see a lot of posts about holidays like Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to explore the Disney Fairies celebrating one of my country’s national holidays that’s happening tonight: Sinterklaas (shortly: a kind of Secret Santa where creative ‘surprise’ packaging and a witty accompanying poem are more important than the gift itself).
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Tink makes the craziest surprises, with all kinds of functionalities, levers that open secret compartments, etc. As she puts so much effort into these, she completely forgets that she’s also supposed to write poems until the celebration is already underway, but everyone is okay with that, as her surprises make up for it.
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Sil still secretly believes in Sinterklaas (they all know, but no one has the heart to tell her), and as such is deeply honoured to be his helper and fix presents for her friends. Her poems are short and sweet, mostly commemorating the good times they’ve had; her surprises are a mess of tape and glue only vaguely resembling something, but it’s really the thought that counts.
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Dess does everything by the book. Neatly put together surprises, rhythmically sound poems that are careful not to insult anyone. As a result, her presents are a bit boring compared to the others’. She sees this, but resolves to fix it the next year by making everything even more perfect, failing to grasp that that’s not the point. She did once prank Fawn with a blitz package ��� once Fawn had regained her sight, she was very impressed.
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Fawn absolutely loves to yank everyone’s wings with surprises that double as practical jokes and witty poems that poke fun at the recipient. She has put Rosetta’s present in some kind of filthy substance (mud, squirrel poo, crushed insect skins, a literal can of worms) on more than one occasion, to the latter’s intense displeasure. On one memorable instance she managed to sent Clank on a wild goose chase throughout Pixie Hollow for half the evening until eventually the others took pity on him and got him back.
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Ro kind of forgets about the whole having to make surprises and poems thing until just before the celebration, so her presents are usually rather quickly assembled. She does always try to get back at Fawn, but mostly fails; once, she wrapped Fawn’s gift in layers and layers of beautiful petal and dandelion fluff dresses (if she wouldn’t wear them, at least she would have to take them off one by one), but Fawn, not grasping what Ro was trying to do, enthusiastically ripped through the entire bulk at once, leaving Ro horrified.
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Vidia is surprisingly good at writing poems (“I spend all year thinking up insults for you, darlings, at some point you put them to rhyme just to shake things up a little”) and everyone can already tell by the first strophe when a poem comes from her. Her surprises are efficient – she doesn’t want to put too much effort in them, but she’ll be damned if they wouldn’t at least be considered ‘good’.
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Terence really only joins the group’s celebration because it gives him an excuse to write a twenty page thinly veiled love poem to Tink (who remains completely oblivious, as he never has the guts to tell her it came from him and she just takes it as another of Fawn’s pranks). The rest of the group (save for Silvermist, who thinks it’s sweet) gets increasingly frustrated with this, especially since he only spares about eight lines for the rest of them.
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Clank and Bobble do everything together: they tinker their surprises for the others together, they get their gifts together, they write their poems together. The only thing they do apart is their presents for each other, for which they actively have to schedule a time if they don’t want the other walking in on it. During their work, Bobble always hints heavily at what kinds of things he would like. These hints go completely over Clank’s head, but he knows his best friend and lover well enough to come up with something even better every time. Bobble in turn frets over getting something as great for Clank, but ends up with a simple gift, surprise and a poem describing how he had tried his hardest but Clank deserves so much more. It’s really the best present Clank could ever receive.
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akka-van-kebnekaise · a year ago
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It's November 14th, first saturday after Saint Martin, and it's the day Sinterklaas arrives in The Netherlands!
First batch of pepernoten is baking as we speak:
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themilanobitch · 2 months ago
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Red Dead Redemption 2 + text posts 1/?
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reydacted · a year ago
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I'm sorry love, I have to go, eat oliebollen and socialise with my family....
Happy New year fuckers
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lilithingardenofeden · a month ago
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'Portrait of a Young Woman, with "Puck" the Dog' (c. 1879-85), Thérèse Schwartze (Dutch, 1851-1918)
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vintagehomecollection · 6 months ago
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100 Designers' Favorite Rooms, 1994
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cartespostalesantiques · 6 months ago
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Barber in Batavia, Java, Indonesia
Dutch vintage postcard
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artthatgivesmefeelings · a month ago
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Luigi Pampaloni (Italian, 1791-1847) Fillette aux tourterelles, 1830
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graveyard-cowboy · 5 months ago
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💥The blade sunk deep into my skin/I guess when one life goes another begins💥
(‘52 Ford - Murder by Death)
Cowboy March prompt gunfight, dunno if this counts as gunfight I just have severe RDR brainrot
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studioappeltjesgroen · a month ago
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Poison dart frog, red speckled. A cutie. -In watercolour in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.
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veiligplekje · a month ago
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justdutchthings · 7 months ago
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Ah yes, the traditional dutch Christmas song about a bunny that got killed for dinner and a boy that killed his father because of that. Classic.
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akka-van-kebnekaise · 7 months ago
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Today, you can watch the Elfstedentocht (The “Eleven cities tour”, traditional open air marathon skating) from 1997, the last year they’ve done it, via this livestream.
The Eleven cities Tour is almost 200 km long (120 miles). It’s a race for professional skaters, but amateurs can also join in and skate it as a leisure tour. 
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The tour starts and finishes in Leeuwarden, providence capital of Friesland. The route isn’t always the same; either you go clockwise or anti-clockwise, but the last three times it has gone:
Sneek
Ulst
Sloten
Stavoren
Hindeloopen
Workum
Bolsward
Harlingen
Franeker
Dokkum
Leeuwarden
In every city, the skaters have to get a stamp in their booklet, so they can prove they have skated the whole tour. 
The last three editions have been 1985, 1986 (both won by Evert van Benthem) and 1997. The last edition has been won by Henk Angenent. 
If you want to see the finish, be sure to watch at 12.15 CET. 
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arcadiablue56 · a month ago
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The NEDWNT serenading Viv with a birthday song outside her window like she is a princess in a tower is the softest thing I’ve seen all week
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somekindofhat · a year ago
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Winter fun for bored outlaws ❄
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folkfashion · 9 months ago
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Dutch family, The Netherlands, by Jimmy Nelson
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