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The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day

May 05, 2021
This Mother's Day, how about changing things up a bit? It's fine if you want to do the same things, your own family traditions, and the like, but doesn't your mom deserve something new this time around? After all, there's no harm in doing the unexpected! Who knows, it might even make it a more memorable Mother's Day for your mom! With that said, if you really want to catch your mom off-guard this year, celebrate the holiday the Dutch way! The way the Dutch give back to their mothers is something to check out! Here's what many of them do!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day


Prepare A Bouquet of Tulips

It's no secret that the tulip is the Netherlands' national flower. Come spring, tulip fields become the must-visit places in the country. It's one you shouldn't miss when you're there! And since May is during the spring season, there's no better present to give your mom on Mother's Day than a bouquet of tulips. After all, in the language of flowers, tulips convey a perfect and deep love. And is there any deeper kind of love than that of a mother and child? Moreover, tulips beautiful, smell lovely, and will fit any room in the house! What more can a mother want?
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Help Her Garden

When you go to the Netherlands, you'll find that a lot of homes have nice gardens! It seems that many people want to have their own tulip fields in their own backyard! Not to mention growing their own fruits and vegetables too! Dutch mothers especially love gardening since it helps them relax, grow ingredients for cooking, and make their homes look even more pleasant. That's why, on Mother's Day, a great bonding activity is to help your mom garden. You might even find that it's actually fun and start your own one yourself!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Go on A Picnic

Whether it's in her garden (that you helped tend to) or out in a nearby park, going on a picnic is a great way to spend Mother's Day! Most especially if you've given your mom some grandkids! Since visiting tulip fields and the like is pretty popular in the Netherlands, many often set up their own picnic while doing so! Through the years, it's become a common tradition during Mother's Day! Fortunately, this is one way to celebrate the holiday that's easy to do no matter where you are! And going on a picnic allows your mom to spend some quality time with you and your kids, her beloved grandkids!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Bake Some Sweets With/For Her

Dutch pastries are some of the tastiest and easiest to bake treats in the world. And, of course, your mom would love some on Mother's Day! in this regard, you have two options! First, you can bake them yourself! Exert all your efforts and make some traditional Dutch treats for your mother for Mother's Day. She'll surely appreciate your hard work, regardless of how they end up tasting! The second option is to bake them with her. If you've been busy with work and haven't had time to bond with your mom, baking Dutch pastries with her is the best activity for it!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Give A Bottle Champagne

Did you know that the Dutch actually consume the least amount of alcohol among the Europeans? You'd think since the country, as a whole, seems quite liberated that they'd be wild with their drinks! But they're not! They only really drink on special occasions. One of which is Mother's Day! While giving bottles of champagne is more widely done during Christmas than any other holiday in the Netherlands, giving some to your mom and drinking with her has become common over the years. Nothing says 'I love you' quite like opening up and drinking a luxurious bottle of champagne in honor of and with your mother!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Take Her To A Museum

Finally, since the Dutch are, more or less, art geeks, going to museums has been a popular activity to do during Mother's Day. Fine art and family bonding? No wonder mothers in the Netherlands enjoy it on their special day. Mind you, the Dutch masters' works are not to be overlooked! They were some of the finest artists in history, rivaling even the Italian and French legends! If your mom loves art herself, or simply likes beautiful things, taking her to a museum is a great way to spend time with her. In fact, taking a virtual museum tour is a great alternative too!
The Dutch Way Of Celebrating Mother's Day
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Don't underestimate the Dutch when it comes to making their moms feel special on Mother's Day! They have their own tricks up their sleeves that you might want to follow suit when you celebrate the holiday with your own mom!

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