17 February 2020

About Netherlands+Philately

Dutch is not the easiest language in the world. Yes, speakers of a Germanic language, such as German or Swedish, will be able to understand some Dutch, but even so reading Dutch is quite a hard job for most non-native speakers. In the Netherlands there are however also stamp collectors, studying and publishing about Dutch stamps and stamps from the Dutch former colonies or elsewhere. The problem for non-native speakers is that unfortunately for them most publications about Dutch philately by these Dutch collectors are written entirely in Dutch. This will not help those collectors of Dutch stamps with little or no command of Dutch. Therefore a group of enthusiastic volunteers decided that a cross border platform entirely in English about “Philately” and “the Netherlands” would be helpful for international philatelists. This website is the result of that initiative. Feel free to send in your contributions!

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