This week has been a strange one for most Dutch people. Last Monday a shooting occurred in a tram in Utrecht. While the shooter was at large, the surroundings were closed. My daughter’s campus is in its vicinity. She sent me a message at 11 am. There were shots at a tram nearby, we are …
Last Tuesday a big part of West – Europa had to deal with heavy snowfall. The Netherlands was no exception. Temperature plummeted below zero so some of outdoor skating tracks were opened. I was anxious whether we would be able to skate on the canals but at the same time I dreaded the slippery streets …
The values which return in the Christmas ads year after year are: family, friends, togetherness and peace. Alas, these values are not available for everyone.
Woensdag Gehaktdag means Wednesday Minced Meat day. It refers to an old Dutch/Flemish rhyme about the days of the week.
It’s Pinktober again. Although it is rare but male could get breast cancer as well. So I decided to share the following infographic, about male breast cancer.
Dutch and Flemish masters are famous among others of their stil lifes. Some of them painted food stil lifes. I selected a handful of them to share here.
Here is my selection of food porn in the Golden Age.
Triggered by Donald Trump’s promise to bring Merry Christmas again, I want to share here the Dutch version of it. Merry Christmas in Dutch is Zalig kerstdagen or Prettige/Fijne kerstdagen. Zalig means blisfull. Prettige/fijne from the adjective prettig/fijn means nice. Kerstdagen: Christmas days.