I’d like to introduce Annie of the Heavenly Holland Facebook community and website. With over 46,000 followers on Facebook and extensive information and beautiful images on her website, Annie loves to share her passion for the Netherlands. She is Dutch but writes in English on her website so that people all around the world can learn more about “this amazing little country in Western Europe”.
Here’s an online interview:
Hi, I’m Annemarie Olde Daalhuis, but you can call me Annie. I live in Enschede, the Netherlands and my connection with Australia is that a large part of the Heavenly Holland community is based there. After the Netherlands, the USA and Canada, the country with the most followers is Australia. From their comments I notice that many of them are of Dutch descent. This is confirmed by the results from a recent poll. Sadly I’ve never been to Australia myself, yet. Who knows that the future holds…
Other target readers of Heavenly Holland are international tourists who wish to visit the Netherlands, and expats who already live in the Netherlands. After extensive traveling to several countries in almost all regions, except the Pacific, and never getting bored answering questions about my homecountry, I decided to start a Facebook page about the Netherlands. This is nearly seven years ago. Since then, the Heavenly Holland community has grown to over 46,000. With this Facebook page I intended to put the positive aspects of the Netherlands in the spotlight as the media covers enough about negativity and misery in the world already.
Last year I launched the website www.heavenly-holland.com. The website boasts travel inspiration for tourists and expats as well as fun facts about the Netherlands’ past and presents.
Thanks for all the great information and gorgeous images you share Annie! If you don’t already follow her Facebook page, here’s the link: