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  • Dutchies: So Rock N Roll

    3 Sep 2014 | Allison Hamilton-Rohe

    Lifestyle

    Don’t you love the white-haired lady standing on the train platform in a bright blue faux-leather jacket?  How bold are the kids riding their bikes to school wearing studded booties and long, flowing hair?

     
  • The new Mauritshuis

    27 Jun 2014 | Wendy Fossen

    Lifestyle

    After a major two year renovation period, the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery will open its gates to the public on the 27th of June. A large palace turned into a museum in 1822, the building was in desperate need of renovation and update. Mauritshuis enjoys a prestigious location, sharing the neighborhood with the Dutch Prime Minister and the  government buildings.

     
  • Cycling the tulip fields

    2 May 2014 | ACCESS

    Lifestyle

    Whether visitor or resident, there is a sight in the Netherlands that has to be seen to be believed. At their most enjoyable in spring they are best seen by bicycle, so take the time to visit one of the wonders of the Netherlands; Lisse, its tulip fields and the gardens of Keukenhof. 

     
  • Game of Thrones : A Real Shoot Experience

    13 Apr 2014 | Megan Alter

    Lifestyle

    A Real Shoot Experience is a collaboration between photographers, models, stylists and a video-grapher. An interesting aspect of these photo shoots are that they are held at famous and unique locations in the Netherlands. Past locations have included: The American Hotel- Amsterdam, De Posthoornkerk- Amsterdam, De Kompasszaal- Amsterdam and The International Club in The Haag. 

     
  • Mondrian Year: 1944-2014

    7 Feb 2014 | Wendy Fossen

    Lifestyle

    Exactly 70 years ago, Piet Mondrian died in New York. His most famous work of art, the Victory Boogie Woogie, can be found at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. It is a lozenge shaped canvas with yellow, red and blue square colour fields and is an entirely abstract work. When seeing the Victory Boogie Woogie, Barack Obama's first impression was: 'This is a fabulous one'.

     
  • Almshouses and other Hofjes in the Netherlands

    9 Oct 2013 | Genoveva Geppaart

    Lifestyle

    Do you think about a hofje as a group of small houses built around a common courtyard, founded by a rich person, offering free housing to poor older women? You are right, but there are also hofjes, which have a completely different origin.

     

     
  • History - Written on the Walls

    10 Sep 2013 | Christine Fischer

    Lifestyle

    One can wander around much of Holland and forget they are in a place adorned in visual history; including the history of the African Diaspora. One can review the archives for the statistics of the era but neither charts nor graphs can capture the full magnitude of the traumatic events of that time; thus, narratives are crucial as they inform the public of personal, familial, local, national, and international meanings associated with the historical numbers logged into books.

     
  • Fun with water

    12 Jun 2013 | ACCESS

    Lifestyle

    The Netherlands is famed for its abundance of water. Its history, economy and landscape have always been linked with it. The Dutch are not only adept at water management, they also know how to enjoy themselves on the water in their spare time.

     
  • A Year in the Life of a Cycling Teacher

    4 Mar 2013 | Sally Squirrell

    Lifestyle

    A year ago, having traded in my Jeep Cherokee and a life in the sun for a new two-wheeled version and a much colder Den Haag, I signed up for a position as a volunteer cycling teacher.

     
  • On the Ice

    24 Feb 2013 | ACCESS

    Lifestyle

    Skating seems to be inextricably linked with the Netherlands, from Hendrick Avercamp's 17th century paintings portraying the joys of winter fun on the ice, to the popularity of the classic American children's book Hans Brinker, or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland. The Dutch enjoy skating both as children and as adults, both for leisure, and at the top levels of competition.

     

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