On Friday 11th December 2015, I received a press invite (through my work at http://www.thehagueonline.com) for the “Dag van de Kerstster” (Day of the Christmas Star). Here is information from the Dutch language section of http://www.kerstster.info/nl/de-kerstster-heeft-een-eigen-dag.html ….and English….http://www.christmas-star.info Called a “Poinsettia” in English, the Kerstster plant is a popular […]
Hi Renee, I’m so glad I discovered your blog and FB page! I am an Aussie who has a dutch partner (met in Indonesia while travelling 2 yrs ago) and we have recently moved here so Bas (my partner) can have a bit of Dutch time with friends […]
The Netherlands Institue for Sound and Vision, of Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid in Dutch, is located in Hilversum. This is around an hour’s drive or just over an hour on public transport from The Hague. Hilversum is also often refered to as “media city” as it […]
I’ve written before about having two homes and after almost 3 years of life (back) in the Netherlands, we are settling in here and overall doing well. The girls are enjoying school in groep 2 & 4 and I’m so proud of their bilingual abilities. As I write, the […]
While researching for an article I’m writing for TheHagueOnLine about Koningsdag, I stumbled across this great video of Koninginnedag 1969 with Koning Willem Alexander as a toddler! He’s pretty impressed with the gift his grandmother, Koningin Juliana receives for her 60th birthday, then promptly falls over.
The 7th edition of the Levende Etalage Dag Delft (Living Shop Window Display Day) was a unique afternoon out. Organised by Something Extra, around 80 shops took part in this event. The general idea was that instead of static window displays, the city came to life. From historic characters […]
Ever heard of Rokjesdag? I hadn’t until now but it totally makes sense. It’s pretty exciting here in the Netherlands when it finally gets warm enough to wear a skirt (rok) without tights or leggings underneath! The term was coined by Dutch author Martin Bril. Winter seems to […]