A Flemish woman living in the Netherlands…

A Flemish woman living in the Netherlands…

Being a Flemish woman living in the Netherlands, I’m fascinated with the differences in cultures and language. I’ve been living here for 9 years and still I’m recognized as being Flemish by the minute I open my mouth. Although all my Flemish friends claim me to be more Dutch than Flemish by now. But, it can be interesting knowing a bit of both cultures and languages…

In my previous job, I worked on Belgian projects. I (working from the Netherlands) was in the lead of the Flemish part and my colleague (working from Spain, but being French) was in the lead of the French part. I benefited from understanding both languages, but you still need a native tongue when copywriting. It was fun working together. With bol.com, part of my job is helping to adapt the Dutch offers to the Flemish clients. And in my spare time, I help a friend with translating Dutch articles about tourism in Dutch Limburg to Flemish, to persuade Flemish tourists to spend their holiday in the Netherlands. It’s not that bad being a Flemish woman living in the Netherlands 😉