Artist Simon Borst: Plein Air Painter in The Netherlands

(English below) Simon Borst plein air kunstschilder, de natuur is mijn atelier. Vanaf 1994 werkte ik ruimtelijk, beeldhouwen en modellering in Amsterdam. Vanaf 1997 heb ik de beslissing genomen richting tekenen en schilderen. Geleidelijk aan werd het de plein-air schilderkunst. Je zou me een autodidact kunnen noemen in de traditie van de impressionisten, Ik voel … Continue reading Artist Simon Borst: Plein Air Painter in The Netherlands

Dutch Music: Groot Hart – De Dijk

Originally from Australia, but now living in the Netherlands, it's taken me many years to learn the Dutch language and to also understand the culture. Music is a great way to do both.  If you're learning Dutch, De Dijk - Groot Hart is a fairly simple song to translate, I'll provide the Dutch lyrics below. … Continue reading Dutch Music: Groot Hart – De Dijk

Stroopwaffels in Australia

Stroopwaffels are a national favourite with coffee in the Netherlands. With so many Dutch people now living in Australia, here's a guide to fulfil any Stroopwaffel cravings in Australia! As Australians have such a hard time pronouncing the original term, they are called "syrup wafers" or "caramel waffels". ALDI ALDI often do a "Dutch week" … Continue reading Stroopwaffels in Australia

2021 Keukenhof opens virtually

As of today, Keukenhof is virtually open. “Unfortunately, visitors are not yet allowed to visit the park themselves,” says director Bart Siemerink. “And because you cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to you”. The most beautiful spring park in the world only opens for 8 weeks each spring. It looks different every week … Continue reading 2021 Keukenhof opens virtually

2020 Konings Kersttoespraak and Queens Christmas Speech

Wow, a year already since the 2019 Konings Kersttoespraak and Queens Christmas Speech. And what a year, mostly dominated worldwide by the COVID-19 situation. Christmas is also a very different experience this year, here in the Netherlands we are on a 5 week lockdown. The Netherlands United Kingdom (and Commonwealth)