My name is Mark Dam, born in 19.. well, let’s leave this open shall we?
I was born and bred in the Netherlands. You know, the little country west of Germany, north of Belgium and east of Great Britain. This is how it looks like:
The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is in many ways a rich and colourful country and I guess that’s the reason why I have started this blog. It is my way to show the world what it is like to be Dutch and to give a little insight in our – sometimes strange – ways and habits.
I have seen blogs on typical Dutch topics on the internet but the majority of them have been written by non Dutch persons. Nothing wrong with that, but it is written with their perspective.
This blog will focus on Dutch topics such as food, phrases etc., backed up by some research and explained from my point of view. This means that the topics will have actual facts, but (if applicable) written with a little fun twist. And because I write from a different point of view, I only publish one article a week. Quality over quantity sort to speak.
So how did I come up with the genius title ‘A Dutch Perspective’.
Eh, good question. Just tried a couple of phrases with the word Dutch in it and this is what I ended up with. So no particular reason, just has a nice ring to it don’t you think?
That’s it for my little introduction. I hope you will enjoy the blog and if you do, tell your friends about it.
Oh, by the way, don’t be alarmed when sometimes grammar is a little bit off. As like most Dutch I’m no stranger to Dunglish.