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.
In this second post about “What I like about living in the Netherlands” I will list up the things I like in everyday life, with my Dutch friends etc. 1) First of all, I love my Dutch friends. This is probably the main reason I feel at home […]
Since this song had been accepted to become the Koningslied, the song for the new king of the Netherlands, it caused litterally a storm of public criticism, due to his poor grammar and mix of styles. The songwriter John Ewbank did write the lyrics (and the refrain), whereas […]
In addition to general informations about Sinterklaas’ arrival to the Netherlands mid November, there is a very important period between his arrival and the 5th December, when Sinterklaasavond (or Pakjesavond) is celebrated. Here in the Netherlands, these are actually very busy weeks for children, parents as well as […]