A day in the life of….A child from theNetherlandsWritten and Illustrated by Student AClick to start reading
Hi, my name is Constance, I am a 10 year girl from the Netherlands. The Netherlands is asmall country in Europe, also known as Holland.
I live with my Dad, Mum and two brothers in a terraced house. This is a family home,two or three storeys high, with a front and back garden, adjoined by two, three ormore identical homes. Since space is limited in the Netherlands, many people live inlow or high-rise flats.This is my bedroomwindow
For Breakfast I usually eat bread, cheese and ham. We often eat bread at lunch time andstews and meat and vegetables for dinner. We also eat Pancakes with lots of differenttoppings are also very common. After breakfast I get dressed and I head off to school forthe day.
Most Netherlanders wear clothing that isthe same as people wear in the UnitedStates and Canada.People on farms and in fishing villagessometimes wear klompen, which are thefamous Dutch wooden shoes.Even though the shoes are noisy, theyprotect our feet from damp earth betterthan leather shoes do. We never wear ourwooden shoes in our homes. We leavethem outside and change into leathershoes.II am wearingklompen’s“Clogs” Dutchshoes made ofwood.
At school I learn lots of different things. Besides learning Dutch, children in theNetherlands learn to speak another language. We also speak English and Germanor French. School usually finishes around 3pm then I head home or go to soccerpractise.
My favourite sport is soccer. I play on a teamwith some of my friends.After Soccer training, I head home on my bikefor dinner. Most people in the Netherlandsride bikes.
My favourite celebration is Easter time. At Easter children in the Netherlands play agame where they bump Easter eggs together and see which one breaks first.
I hope you have enjoyed learning about my life in the Netherlands.“Vaarwel”Good-bye