Rebuilt Parisian atelier of Mondrian

Bike ride along art movement the Stijl

From January 1, Bike ride the Stijl Utrecht – Amersfoort – Because the art movement the Stijl started a century ago this event among others is organized.  Four…

High water in the floodplains of the river IJssel

Risk of flooding – how to keep your feet dry (3)

So you planned to visit Holland. Welcome! You’ve probably made a list of all the places you want to visit. Here I’ll have some useful information you can…

Cover of the first edition of Max Havelaar

10 Dutch books

In an election of the best book of 2016, a recent Dutch translation of the Bible ended up as #1. Not entirely unjustified, because the Bible has been…

Marker Wadden: a new archipelago

East of  Amsterdam a new archipelago is created: the Marker Wadden. The area is until now the Markermeer (Marker Lake), a 700 km2 freshwater lake. In 1976 this lake…

How to keep your feet dry (2)

The first dikes in the Netherlands were built in the 7th century. Monks created these dikes to prevent the sea from flooding the land. Long before that, people…

Naardermeer at daybreak

Discover the Naardermeer at daybreak

Discover one of the oldest protected nature reserves in the Netherlands at daybreak: the Naardermeer.  Spot many waterbirds like  purple herons and black sterns and enjoy the beautiful…

Weekend on Texel

The Little Street, Johannes Vermeer

Vermeer comes home

After about 320 years, a painting of Johannes Vermeer returns to Delft. The painting The Little Street wil be exhibited in Museum Prinsenhof from March 25. Vermeer (1632-1675)…

German language sign at Lai da Tuma, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland at the source of the Rhine.

That mighty river the Rhine

I live 100 meters away from the Rhine, that famous European river. Romans in their empire used it for transport. It was then considered a border between civilisation…

Dom Under

Discovery underground

I heard a lot of enthusiastic stories told about an underground exhibition in Utrecht, DOMunder. Recently they won the Museum + Heritage prize 2015, especially for being innovative….