K is for klomp and kermis What would the Netherlands be without its klompen, or clogs. You can see them in all the tourist shops - either wooden or a fluffy slipper alternative. And I have once spotted someone in the supermarket wearing them. But at least in this region they are uncommon. Kermis is... Continue Reading →


J is for jammer Jammer literally means shame, but is used to express sympathy when something bad happens to someone else. This is a word that is now my first reaction when in this situation, and I have to think hard about an English alternative each time.

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