Tag Archives: Gelderland

Dutch wall art: a mystery solved

Solving the mystery of Dutch wall art in Wijchen. Who made those birds and when? Continue reading

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Dutch wall art in Wijchen: a detective story

Local wall art on private houses sent me on a detective journey through the story of Dutch public and private art of the post-war recovery period (wederopbouw). Sparked by a chance thought, I followed the trail of wandkunst, gevelkunst, bas … Continue reading

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Carnival news 2016 and Wijchen parade photos

Carnival 2016: refugees, wind & controversy, but also fun, camaraderie, joy and laughter. Plus photos of the Wijchen parade. Continue reading

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Remembrance and freedom in the Netherlands – Dodenherdenking and Bevrijdingsdag

On 4 and 5 May every year, the Netherlands first remembers the sacrifices made by those who lost their lives, then celebrates the freedom those sacrifices made possible. Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day) is a low-key affair, focussing on memorial services and … Continue reading

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#writeandrun31 day 2 – Running in the Dutch mountains

Not the turkey trot I knew I wouldn’t have time to run today. We’re staying with family and spent most of the day shopping. So the miles I put in today were shopping miles, not running miles. By the time … Continue reading

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Language learning is a surprise hit in Dutch town: teaching German to Dutch children

Children can enjoy learning a foreign language if it’s fun and they can find a reason for using their new language. If they happen to live on the Dutch – German border, for instance, and can pop over the border … Continue reading

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