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Welcome 2018!
about me / English

Welcome 2018!

According to Dutch custom one is allowed to wish happy new year until 6 January, Drie Koningen (Epiphany). From then on it is business as usual in this new year. So here it is. I am an optimist, I still wish for the best for the world this coming year just as last year. Especially … Continue reading

Fijne Feestdagen
about me / Dutch Affairs / English

Fijne Feestdagen

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. Continue reading

Da Vinci broke the record
Art / English

Da Vinci broke the record

Leonardo da Vinci broke the record of the most expensive painting in the world. His painting, Salvator Mundi (savior of the world) is a portrait of Christ, painted in 1500, oil on panel. This painting is also called Male Monalisa. Some art historians doubt that this is really Da Vinci’s work, they think that this … Continue reading