A is for…

My nephew Joseph asked me to teach him a little Dutch by making him a Dutch Alfabet. The easiest way for me to do this for him is through my blog. These are written for him, but hopefully anyone else reading this can learn a little Dutch! 

A is for Aardappel

In Dutch aardappel means potato.


Just like in Iowa, the Netherlands has lots of farms, and they grow lots of different plants. In Iowa we grow lots of different kinds of food, but mainly we grow corn, soy beans, and wheat. In the Netherlands they also grow lots of different foods too, but unlike Iowa, they grow a lot of potatoes.

Potatoes grow well in the Netherlands because it doesn’t get too hot nor too cold. Also, potatoes need a lot of water to grow and since the Netherlands have a lot of rivers, and it rains a lot, it is a perfect spot for potatoes to grow.

Just like the USA, the Netherlands send a lot of food to other people all over the world. And almost 25% of all the potatoes in the world come from the Netherlands, so the next time you eat a potato chip, you might be eating one that came all the way from the Netherlands.

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