Category: History

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…

Capture of Brielle

April 1 jokes

Like many other countries, we in the Netherlands would like to believe that April 1 jokes originate in our country. The capture of Den Briel On April 1,…

Stained Glasses, St. Jan Gouda

1755 m² of stained glass windows in Gouda

Nowhere else in the Netherland you’ll find as many stained glass windows as in the St. Jan church in Gouda. Together, they are more than 50% of all…