European expat dilemma: which country to vote for? Trijntje Oosterhuis caused controversy with her costume in 2015. Plus the 2015 and 2016 entries for the Netherlands and UK. Continue reading
Dutch remembrance day (Dodenherdenking) and Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag) are taken seriously here and fully celebrated. Here are some fun facts, things that went wrong in 2016 and a couple of the special cartoons commissioned for the occasion, reflecting on freedom, war, refugees and what it all means today. Continue reading
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The obvious reason to visit the Keukenhof is to look at the beautiful flowers, but what if you don’t like flowers? There are plenty of other reasons. Continue reading
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Is it worth visiting the Keukenhof early in the season? Find out what you can see and do at the Keukenhof apart from looking at tulips. Top 10 reasons for visiting the Keukenhof and my photos of daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and – of course – tulips. Continue reading
Music-making monkeys, learning Dutch with monkeys, monkey morality, urban legends and monkey exploitation. All rounded off with a delicious monkey bread. Continue reading
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Children in parts of the Netherlands and Germany decorate sticks on Palm Sunday. Sometimes these are taken in a parade or donated to homes. I investigate the symbolism. Continue reading
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Dutch dialect during during Carnival, with an odd link to the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Continue reading