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Witte Zwanen, Zwarte Zwanen
Wie gaat er mee naar Engeland varen
Engeland is gesloten De sleutel is gebroken
Is er dan geen timmerman die de sleutel maken kan? Laat doorgaan laat doorgaan
wie achter is moet voorgaan!

1700s #Dutch #NurseryRhyme
Translation (1)
White Swans, Black Swans
Who will sail to England with us?
England is closed, the key is broken
Is there no carpenter who can fix the key?
Let through, let through!
Who is behind must go in front!

The most common explanation: the rhyme refers to the 1667 Medway incident (2)
during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War.
Th Dutch sailed up the Medway - which at a strategic point had an enormous chain from bank to bank - after a searing defeat by the British. They snuck up the river, cut the chain & managed to nick the British Fleets' flagship The Royal Charles. (3)
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#NewZealand #Dutch #TramAttack#Breaking: #Copycat? Or #CoordinatedCell? - - - @Several people shot, one possibly killed in tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, attacker at large”—… #
#NewZealand #Flashback: One of my first posts right after the incident (Screen Shot Below). Coming Later today: Which country “Blinks Red” if my #CoordinatedCell theory holds true. Today #DutchTramAttack ...
#NewZealand: I am still waiting for #Turkey to raise “Alert Level”.Considering still “blacked out” on info I released in video below ...Why aren’t they?Yet recent BS on supposed Assassination plans by #Tarrant against the President here!- - - via @YouTube
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Shocking video of group of at least five to Nine immigrant boys, in The #Netherlands beating one native Dutch boy in a shocking abuse video. Part 1 @PrisonPlanet
#Update: Part 2 of the #Dutch boy in a shocking abuse video.
#Update: Part 3 of the immigrant boys celebrating the beating up afterwards with a fist bump! Of the #Dutch boy in the #Netherlands being beaten in a shocking abuse video.
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I’m an avid history geek 🤓 and I got this idea from @GippersChutzpah!
My follower count is currently stuck in the mid ages. I’ll tweet some Jewish history milestones from along the years, according to my follower count. So come on, I’m 4 followers short of the first story...
On 13/12/1204, Moshe Ben Maimon AKA #Maimonides (Greek) and Ha’Rambam (Hebrew), died at 69 in Egypt.
A Philosopher, Physician, Astronomer and one of most important #Jewish Scholars of all times.
Buried in Tiberias @Israel, upon final request to be buried in the ancient homeland
WOW! 3 followers away from yet another milestone of #JewishHistory!
So far we learned about some pogroms 😠(1171 France, 1190 England) and Maïmōnídēs dying 😢(1204 Egypt).
JewishHistory is filled with sorrow and darkness but it gets better in the 2nd half of the 20th century 😉
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Heavy traffic! This map shows routes of #Dutch, #English and #Swedish East India companies, based on the amazing #CLIWOC dataset (thanks @stvno!). The data is based on naval logbook records; here I only show data pre-1800. #twttterstorians #AsianTwitter #maritimehistory #VOC
You can download the data here: or here:…
I'll soon tweet some more maps using this dataset, they allow (among others) linkage with the VOC crews dataset.
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I want to talk a minute about how #Brexit is viewed by most of the #Dutch here in the #Netherlands.

The #Dutch are mostly bewildered by #Brexit and why anyone would want to leave.

We do have a small EU critical faction in parliament (PVV+FvD=32 seats out of 150), but 4/5ths of the electorate are either uncaring or moderately to rabidly pro EU.

Our #economy stands to take quite a hit from Brexit. Up to a few percent, even.…

This is seen as a betrayal by most #Dutch, who take the
health of our economy very seriously, especially after supporting Britain's liberal ideas in the #EU

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Today is the 24th day since Start Proper in Chamonix. Here's an update thread on every participant, this time starting from the head of the pack as leader Raf Van Hulle will reach #Almaty #Kazakhstan.
Raf Van Hulle - Team Hyunday Elevator with Unikuu suffered from strong winds and fatigue in the last days as he couldn't rest so well. He'll be crossing into China within the next 2-3 days. His Instagram:
Stéphane Bertrand with Déclic-Eco % @Photowatt follows roughly 400km behind and had scorching hot temperatures (over 40°C) Which slowed him down to 200km yesterday, breaking his streak of 3 days clocking in at 398km!
FB Page:…
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There is this false narrative, this dangerous lie, that people on bikes are somehow getting away with something, that they’re not paying their way. This isn’t just a little wrong, it’s a lot wrong.

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@DailyHiveVan #CityMakingMath…
@DailyHiveVan @modacitylife @mbruntlett @grescoe @CyclingSurgeon @unhabitatyouth @exerciseworks “We know factually that walking & biking are the two ways of getting around that actually save society money for each kilometre travelled. And that’s even before we consider all the many benefits that aren’t just about money.” #CityMakingMath #MultiModalCitizens
”The plan is that each citizen riding the bike to work will receive 19 cents per km. This innovative financial scheme is aiming to bring new #Dutch cyclists to reduce road congestion.”

That’s about how much cycling saves society anyway. #CityMakingMath…
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Any place can be transformed from a place for cars to a place for people. It takes vision & will. #Amsterdam 1976 vs 2017 via @amsterdamized
Amsterdam chose to give their streets to cars. Then they chose to take them back. There's nothing magical about #Amsterdam. They just chose.
Think your city doesn't have much in common with #Amsterdam? As city archive photos show, it used to.
HT @rwoudstra
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