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posted Mar 3, 2014, 8:57 AM by Оксана Воронова   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 8:53 AM ]

After eight hours in a train having seen many bicycles and astonishing traffic lights (they are kind of round in the Netherlands and look more charming than the German ones) we finally arrived in Putten, Netherlands. The schools we visited in the Netherlands were quite different to the one we go to in Altdorf. (They were all new, not a single building older than 15 years.)

We arrived at 16:00 so we were in time for dinner. To quote Felix K.: “Man, that was delicious.” After spending some time cleaning our rooms we just went to bed – being good boys and pleasing our teachers and to be ready for the school visit next day.

The way of teaching in the Netherlands is quite different to the way of teaching in Altdorf. So the way they teach at Holk is new and a little bit strange to us, but obviously quite effective. And the students were so quiet and keen on working – honestly – we couldn´t really believe it.

At the end of our week we visited Amsterdam in typical Dutch weather (rain, fog etc), we had a boot trip through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. To put it in a nutshell (my best British English) the Netherlands was one of the best countries I´ve been to and we did interesting projects on different intelligences.

Felix Kümmel