Category: Netherlands

Our multicultural Christmas

Every country, every culture has its own ways to celebrate traditional festivities. Some families who live abroad adopt some of the local traditions and adapt them with those they know from their own childhood or from the other places they’ve lived. Multicultural families need to agree not only […]

Amsterdam between 1600 and 1700

This is an amazing animation from the Amsterdam City Archives showing the growth of Amsterdam during the Golden Age from 1600 until 1700. It’s the time when the Grachtengordel – the canal belt – was formed. Watch how the city took its actual shape.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvsHvfs3G1M]