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This also allows for some English schools in Amsterdam and around the Netherlands to charge relatively low fees.
Other prestigious international schools in the Netherlands not eligible for funding charge the usual school year fees.
), also called Limburgian or Limburgic, is a group of East Low Franconian varieties spoken in the Limburg and Rhineland regions, along the Dutch–Belgian–German border.
The area in which it is spoken roughly fits within a wide circle from Venlo to Düsseldorf to Aachen to Maastricht to Tienen and back to Venlo.
In some parts of this area it is generally used as the colloquial language in daily speech.
It shares many characteristics both with German and Dutch and is often considered as a variant of one of these languages (see also Dachsprache).
The museum's impressive collection includes some seven million works of art, among them more than 5,000 important paintings spread across 250 rooms of this sprawling building.
In addition to its paintings, the Rijksmuseum boasts a well-stocked library of more than 35,000 books and manuscripts, as well as numerous fascinating displays dealing with the development of art and culture in the Netherlands.
Within the modern communities of the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg, intermediate idiolects are also very common, which combine standard Dutch with the accent and some grammatical and pronunciation tendencies derived from Limburgish.
This "Limburgish Dutch" is confusingly also often referred to simply as "Limburgish", although in Belgium such intermediate idiolects tend to be called "tussentaal" ("in-between language"), no matter the exact dialect/language with which standard Dutch is combined.
Many picturesque bridges link the city's 90 islands, eight of them old wooden bascule bridges, including the Magere Brug (Mager Bridge), one of the city's most frequently photographed.