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Philip Lafeber


Because I am Dutch, you might ask me any general question about The Netherlands. Specifically, I can tell you about;

  • Amsterdam
  • the universities
  • working in The Netherlands
  • the language.
Please don't expect expert answers on history or genealogy.

Experience in the area

I have been raised in The Netherlands, I have studied and worked there. I have also always been interested in other countries, languages and cultures. That is why I think I can say I know what the Dutch are like and how they differ from others.


I have earned my M.Sc. at a Dutch university. I also have an IELTS, so please also ask me about the language.

What do you like about this subject?

It is my heritage and I am proud of it, though not chauvnistic.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

More about the history of our country and its achievements. Also the difference between our culture and others.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Dutch is a Germanic language, so it is very similar to English, German, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

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Recent Answers from Philip Lafeber

2017-01-20 customs for deaths:

Hello Joann,  Sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose someone loved, now you are having to deal with processing it while being thousands of miles away. That must be hard.  The older generations are, how

2016-12-05 Cultural traditions regarding death:

Hello Briana,  First of all my condoleances, it is always painful to have someone so loved taken away for ever.  As for your request, you may come up disappointed; If you would like to incorporate any

2016-09-25 Netherlands culture paper:

Hello Arlene,  You posted this in the category "Dutch" and I understand you would like to compare "sexuality and "sexual variation" between The Netherlands and The United States. Is that right?      To

2016-04-20 Durch surname pronunciation:

You pronounce it almost the way you would in English, execpt for the "G" in the name.  First, imagine it was "Coder". You pronounce it exactly like you would in English.  Now for teh G sound. This is a

2015-09-18 Dutch:

Hi Anders,  There are indeed 2 translations. Obviously, I didn't mean 'clean'. The words is indeed an adjective but can be used as a noon too. Please think about "Charles the Great". Here, great is a noun


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