Dutch Recipe: Oliebollen

Oliebollen are a typical Dutch treat eaten around Christmas and New Year’s. They are a delicious, deep-fried dough ball, served warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. They are traditionally either made with a plain dough, or a dough with raisins or sultanas mixed through.

Oliebollen were part of our top 5 Dutch New Year’s traditions that we shared last week, and while you can buy them at supermarkets, bakery, food trucks etc., they are really easy to make at home too.

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Stichting Connect International turns 20 years old!

Connect International’s journey began on 10 November 1998 as a merger between two other foundations, the International Club Noord Nederland (IntCNN) and Stichting Connect. The IntCNN, a social club for international managers, was founded in 1995 by five different companies in order to provide better services to the international community in the Northern Netherlands. Stichting Connect, founded in 1996, began as the brain child of a ‘trailing spouse’ who had found a lack of practical information in English about the Northern Netherlands upon her arrival and set up Connect to rectify the situation. After two years of working side by side, the two organizations merged to become Connect International.

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Takeaway and Food Delivery

You have had a long day, working, studying, cycling around the city, etc. All you want to do is go home and put your feet up, but what is for dinner?

There are several options if you want to order food to be delivered to your door, especially in the larger cities. Many restaurants will take food orders over the phone and either deliver or have them ready to pick up and bring home. But if you are not familiar with where you live, where do you start? Here are some of the main websites / apps that you can use to order food in the north of the Netherlands.

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