|The simple present is not used as often as in Dutch, because it is not about the present in the first place.
It is about something that happens more often.
|The action is repeated, or a habit.||He often walks in the park.
She usually has toast for breakfast.
We always go on holiday in Brighton.
Every evening they play cards.
|It is about something general (it is always like that)||Water boils at 100 centigrades.
Ghosts don't exist.
In many sentences there are clues that tell you:
often, usually, always, sometimes