Stumbled across this gorgeous video on YouTube, such a simple idea, executed beautifully. In 150 seconds, the videographer has put together 100 people stating their age, in Dutch. Published on YouTube in August 2012 by ImagineVideo, Amsterdam.
Connect. Communicate. Educate.
Aussie Oktober weekend in Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Speedrondleiding ‘Australië op de kaart’ (scroll down for English) Op 31 oktober begint een officieel staatsbezoek van Koning Willem Alexander aan Australië. Vierhonderd jaar geleden, op 25 oktober 1616, zag de Nederlandse VOC-schipper Dirk Hartogs van het schip de ‘Eendracht’ onverwacht een onbekend […]
For those who are new to this blog – we’re a Dutch Australian family who currently live in the Netherlands (read more about us here). We have spent more than a decade now travelling between the two countries. We have now settled long-term in The Hague and are […]
Last night, I had the privilege of meeting Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. She and King Willem-Alexander were opening the new exhibition at the AAMU: Museum of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht called Mapping Australia: From Country to Cartography. The afternoon/evening started with a reception and I had […]
Zijne Majesteit Koning Willem-Alexander en Hare Majesteit Koningin Máxima brengen van maandag 31 oktober tot en met vrijdag 4 november 2016 op uitnodiging van gouverneur-generaal Sir Peter Cosgrove een staatsbezoek aan Australië. De Koning en Koningin worden bij hun bezoek vergezeld door minister Bert Koenders van Buitenlandse Zaken. […]
State visits to Australia and New Zealand At the invitation of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Australia. The visit will take place from 31 October to 4 November. At the invitation of […]
On Thursday, 6 October, gardeners of Keukenhof planted the first bulbs for a spectacular flower mosaic of Dutch Design. Planting the mosaic emphasizes the autumn planting at Keukenhof. The coming months will see approximately seven million bulbs planted in the park. The Keukenhof theme for 2017 is “Dutch […]
To mark the Dirk Hartog 2016 anniversary year, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra is proud to present the official Dirk Hartog tulip. The Dirk Hartog tulip was presented to His Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of […]
On 20 September 2016, the King delivered the Speech from the Throne. The speech sets out the government plans for the coming year. Here is the link to the Dutch version of the text and you can watch the YouTube version here: Below is the English translation from http://www.government.nl Members […]
A piece of Dutch/Australian history: ‘Jan Vennik: the Dutchman at Eureka’ – written by Yvon Davis Jan Vennik: the Dutchman at Eureka tells the story of a Dutchman who was present in the vicinity of the Eureka Stockade on 3 December 1854, before he was arrested and charged with […]