Welcome to Dutch Discoveries.
Did you ever wonder why the Dutch wear orange at football games, or why they are so good at building dykes?
Do you think Dutch cuisine doesn’t exist?
We can tell you all about it.
Dutch Discoveries offers fun and informative talks on Dutch history, Dutch society and Dutch culture. Brought to you by local talent.
Are you an international living in the Netherlands and would you like to know more about Dutch history, Dutch society and Dutch culture? Dutch Discoveries is your answer. The talks are informative, fun, and give true inside information by a local. With that nice touch of bluntness, of course.
Are you a company with international employees and would you like to offer them useful knowledge about the ways of the Dutch, presented to them by a true Dutchie? Dutch Discoveries does exactly that. We can offer you tailored concepts to meet the needs of your company.
Dutch Discoveries offers the opportunity to well understand the ways of the Dutch in a fun and easy to digest way. We have developed three talks: Dutch History, Dutch Society and Dutch Culture. The talks are based on the Dutch educational system. This means that after finishing these talks, you will be ready to call out a Dutchie on their knowledge anytime!
Would you like to know how the country the Netherlands came about? Did you know the earliest inhabitants built their houses on man-made hills to protect their lands from flooding? Why do the Dutch go crazy and wear orange to football matches?
In the Dutch History Talk, we will answer all these questions and tell you much more. You will leave the session filled with knowledge about the country you now happen to live in.
Do you know anything about the Dutch royal family? Have you heard about our prime minister and how the Dutch political system works? Who are the main Dutch people that run the country? And what exactly is the influence of religion these days?
The Dutch Society Talk will answer questions like these. At the end of this session, you will know about the way Dutch society is shaped, it’s key figures and also learn about Dutch customs, habits and important industries.
Do the Dutch have other hobbies than football? Have you ever heard of our most famous singer Andre Hazes? Do you think Sinterklaas is Santa Claus’ brother? Or do you know what boerenkool is?
The Dutch Culture Talk answers all of your questions about the sometimes funny and weird way the Dutch like to spend their free times. You will also get to experience some typical Dutch music and food.
You can choose to follow all three Dutch Discoveries Talks, but they also work perfectly on their own. We guarantee Dutch insights that make you smile, feel surprised, maybe even shocked, but will definitely be worth your while.
Are you a company based in the Netherlands with international employees and would you like to offer them essential knowledge about the country they live in?
Dutch Discoveries can happily arrange this for you. We offer you a set of three talks, adjusted to your employees and industry. Our approach is characterized by flexibility, an eye for detail and a personal touch. The talks are informative and entertaining, and provide some key info on how to navigate your way through life in the Netherlands. By understanding Dutch history, Dutch society and Dutch culture, it will become easier and more fun to interact with the Dutch.
Please send us an e-mail and we will get in touch with you to discuss the possibilities for your company.
Jolene is a Dutch national with a great passion for her (sometimes crazy) country. She started her career at an advertising agency and became an experienced producer working for global networks. She produced both national and international campaigns for companies such as Heineken and Unilever. In 2010 she left the advertising business to pursue her love for art and history. In 2014 she graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Jolene has a broad knowledge of Dutch history, Dutch society, and Dutch culture and is excited to share this with you. She is also a writer on art and culture, working for clients such as Hello Amsterdam Magazine and the art blog Spoonful of Art.
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